Radiologic Technologists (29-2034)

Occupation description:  Take x rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other scanning modalities. Excludes Diagnostic Medical Sonographers(29-2032) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (29-2035).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 417472 13.26 814
United States 197,000214,200 8.71,720 3,7205,440

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with high employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 28.4918.5922.35 27.6233.8639.71
Alaska 32.9422.4126.65 32.4339.6245.68
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 32.1421.7325.77 31.0838.9944.96
Southeast Region 33.7522.4528.18 34.3340.3546.35
Balance of State 35.7826.3429.91 35.3841.6447.41

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
44463 14.248.3 38.3
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation51
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation15
UI claimants previously working in occupation13
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 36
Number of job position postings 17
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 2.1

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Associate's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Limited Radiography OEC
Radiologic Technology AAS

University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Pre-Radiologic Technology CT1

University of Alaska Southeast, Ketchikan   (Ketchikan)
Pre-Radiologic Technology CT1

University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka   (Sitka)
Pre-Radiologic Technology CT1