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Diagnostic Medical Imaging — Radiology
(X-Ray Tech)

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Diagnostic medical imaging techs, also known as radiology technologists or x-ray techs, use advanced equipment to provide potentially life-saving diagnoses. Once a patient comes under their care, techs are responsible for assessing the patient’s condition and mobility. They will then give assistance to help the patient get positioned for imaging. They practice safety measures to protect the patient, themselves, and the facility from unnecessary exposure to radiation in compliance with government regulations. The tech will take images and evaluate the quality of the image before developing the x-ray film that will be used in diagnosing the patient’s condition.

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Degree Type: Associate Degree

Field: Health Science

County: Travis and Williamson

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Career Driven Skills Needed:

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Good communication, empathetic, self-monitoring, attentive, independent, trained in radiology, x-ray computed tomography, basic life support, radiation protection, mammography, and anatomy

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Average salary for experienced professionals is $57K, entry-level pay starts around $18 an hour