Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (29-2035)

Occupation description:  Operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners. Monitor patient safety and comfort, and view images of area being scanned to ensure quality of pictures. May administer gadolinium contrast dosage intravenously. May interview patient, explain MRI procedures, and position patient on examining table. May enter into the computer data such as patient history, anatomical area to be scanned, orientation specified, and position of entry.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 4861 27.11 13
United States 36,60041,500 13.71,000 1,0002,500

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is robust with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 33.8923.3727.92 33.6239.0746.86
Alaska 38.3629.5133.52 38.5244.3648.19
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 37.6928.4632.90 37.6643.5147.87

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
5012 24.050.0 40.0
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation14
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation3
UI claimants previously working in occupation4
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 3
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

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

Education: Associate's degree Work experience: Less than 5 years On-the-job training: None