Radiographers are allied health professionals, who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing care to patients. Radiologic technologists perform diagnostic imaging procedures including x-ray, CT scan, MRI, and mammography to assist in the diagnosis of illness. More than 196,000 radiographers are employed nationwide and more than 60 percent of all jobs are in hospitals. Other jobs are in physician’s offices; medical and diagnostic laboratories, including diagnostic imaging centers; and outpatient and urgent care centers. Employment of radiologic technologists is expected to increase 15 percent in the next decade–faster than average for all occupations.
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