Medical technician running a scan on a patient

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists 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.

Sample of reported job titles: Lead Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI Technologist, Lead Technologist/Manager, Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI Specialist, Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI Supervisor, Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI Technologist, Senior Staff Technologist, Staff Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI Technologist, Staff Technologist

Local Characteristics

  • Median Wage of $28.13/hr (+7% from 2015)
  • 33 Employed Locally
  • Projected Growth, 2018-2023: 9%
  • Retirement Risk: Insufficient Data
  • Gender Diversity: 30% of Local Employees are Male

NCRC/WorkKeys Targets*

Graphic Literacy
4 4 4

Training and Prep

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*In 2017 NCRC/WorkKeys test names were revised from the older titles of Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.