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

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 4247 11.91 11
United States 33,60037,100 10.3350 630980

Job outlook

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


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 33.2923.0627.40 32.9038.3046.10
Alaska 36.7527.8231.93 36.4742.4747.32
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 35.6927.1031.22 35.3140.0446.36

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
5613 23.252.3 38.6
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation4
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation3
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 1
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