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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  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.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 29.0019.1522.78 28.1034.5240.44
Alaska 34.1222.8427.62 34.1441.4946.89
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 33.3421.9726.68 32.6041.3646.66
Balance of State 36.4025.8830.06 36.1243.1248.10

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
502102 20.347.5 37.4
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation41
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation15
UI claimants previously working in occupation15
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 46
Number of job position postings 13
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 3.5

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

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