On the Job
Radiologic Technologists take x-rays and CAT scans to look for problems. They often work in doctors' offices or clinics. They help prepare equipment and work directly with patients.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Administer medical substances for imaging or other procedures.
- Assist patients with hygiene or daily living activities.
- Position patients for treatment or examination.
- Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals.
- Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
- Inform medical professionals regarding patient conditions and care.
- Adjust settings or positions of medical equipment.
- Prepare medical supplies or equipment for use.
- Prepare reports summarizing patient diagnostic or care activities.
- Record patient medical histories.
Typical Working Conditions
- Frequent contact with others.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Exposure to disease or infections.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working with a group or team.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Wearing specialized protective or safety equipment such as breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suits, or radiation protection.
- Dealing with unpleasant or angry people.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- High levels of competition.
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