MRI technologists usually work a 40-hour week, sometimes including evening, weekend or on-call hours. Opportunities are also available for part-time and shift work, as well as flexible scheduling.
Technologists operate diagnostic machines in hospitals, medical centers, diagnostic imaging centers or physician's offices. MRI technologists also do research in many medical centers. They must comply with safety regulations at all times, protecting themselves and their patients.
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Salaries and Projected Job Growth
According to America’s Career Infonet job statistics, occupations include the following salaries in Texas.
|Job Title||Median Hourly Rate||Median Annual Salary||Projected Job Growth Through 2018|
|MRI – radiologic technologist||$25.70||$53,500||+28%|
Statistics are included only as guidelines and will vary with fluctuations in the economy and job market. More specific local hiring and salary information can be found at MRI information sessions.