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Career Details :: Radiologic Technicians
Maintain and use equipment and supplies necessary to demonstrate portions the human body on x-ray film or fluoroscopic screen for diagnostic purposes.
A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
- Uses beam-restrictive devices and patient-shielding skills to minimize radiation exposure to patient and staff.
- Positions patient on examining table and adjusts equipment to obtain optimum view of specific body area requested by physician.
- Explains procedures to patient to reduce anxieties and obtain patient cooperation.
- Operates mobile x-ray equipment in operating room, emergency room, or at patient's bedside.
- Moves x-ray equipment into position and adjusts controls to set exposure factors, such as time and distance.
- Dental Assistants
- Dental Hygienists
- Medical Equipment Preparers
- Nuclear Medicine Technologists
- Radiation Therapists
- Radiologic Technologists
- Respiratory Therapists
- Surgical Technologists
General Work Activities
- Controlling Machines and Processes
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Communicating With Other Workers
- Assisting and Caring for Others
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
Frequent Work Context
- Consequence of Error
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done