Projected Growth: Much faster than average
Projected Job Openings
Medium Preparation Needed
Your job is to 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.
Common job titles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists include:
Experience and Education
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
44.44% said they needed a Associate's Degree.
37.04% said they needed a Post-Secondary Certificate.
Explain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures to patients, patient representatives, or family members.
Conduct screening interviews of patients to identify contraindications, such as ferrous objects, pregnancy, prosthetic heart valves, cardiac pacemakers, or tattoos.
Test magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment to ensure proper functioning and performance in accordance with specifications.
Write reports or notes to summarize testing procedures or outcomes for physicians or other medical professionals.
Calibrate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) console or peripheral hardware.
Connect physiological leads to physiological acquisition control (PAC) units.
Create backup copies of images by transferring images from disk to storage media or workstation.
Take brief medical histories from patients.
Provide headphones or earplugs to patients to improve comfort and reduce unpleasant noise.
Inject intravenously contrast dyes, such as gadolinium contrast, in accordance with scope of practice.
Operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners.
Select appropriate imaging techniques or coils to produce required images.
Inspect images for quality, using magnetic resonance scanner equipment and laser camera.
Position patients on cradle, attaching immobilization devices if needed, to ensure appropriate placement for imaging.
Develop or otherwise produce film records of magnetic resonance images.
Attach physiological monitoring leads to patient's finger, chest, waist, or other body parts.
Operate optical systems to capture dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images, such as functional brain imaging, real-time organ motion tracking, or musculoskeletal anatomy and trajectory visualization.
Place and secure small, portable magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners on body part to be imaged, such as arm, leg, or head.
Schedule appointments for research subjects or clinical patients.
Request sedatives or other medication from physicians for patients with anxiety or claustrophobia.
Troubleshoot technical issues related to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner or peripheral equipment, such as monitors or coils.
Conduct inventories to maintain stock of clinical supplies.
Instruct medical staff or students in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures or equipment operation.
Protective medical face masks
Protective eye shields
Portable magnetic resonance imaging MRI scannersAll Tools
Patient positioning devices
Patient lifting equipment
Oxygen delivery equipment
Non-magnetic pulse oximeter units
Medical nasal cannulae
Medical magnetic resonance imaging MRI patient tables
Magnetic resonance imaging MRI systems
Magnetic resonance imaging MRI printers
Magnetic resonance imaging MRI positioning sandbags
Magnetic resonance imaging MRI monitors
Magnetic resonance imaging MRI consoles
Magnetic resonance imaging MRI compatible fire extinguishers
Magnetic resonance imaging MRI coils
Magnetic resonance imaging MRI calibration phantoms
Magnetic resonance imaging MRI calibration devices
Magnetic resonance imaging MRI audio and visual intercommunication systems
Intravenous IV line sets
Intravenous IV infusion pumps
Image capturing and transmission systems
Functional magnetic resonance imaging fMRI scanners
Fluoroptic thermometry systems
Emergency contrast reaction kits
Clinical imaging workstations
Carbon dioxide monitors
Appointment scheduling software
Electronic medical record EMR software
GE Healthcare Centricity EMR
Medical image processing software
Radiology information systems (RIS)
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Actively looking for ways to help people.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Teaching others how to do something.
Operation and Control
Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension
Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension