Radiologic Technology encompasses a number of imaging and therapeutic specialties used in the delivery of medical care. All use some form of energy or radiation to obtain diagnostic images or to conduct treatment. They are:
- Nuclear Medicine Technology
- Radiation Therapy
- Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- Computed Tomography
- Bone Densitometry
- Cardiac-Interventional Radiography
- Vascular-Interventional Radiography
The following link to the American Society of Radiologic Technologists will take you to an excellent summation of the role Radiologic Technologists have in patient care and the services they provide.
Radiologic technologists held about 254,000 jobs in 2020. More than half of these jobs were in hospitals. Most other jobs were in offices of physicians; medical and diagnostic laboratories, including diagnostic imaging centers; and outpatient care centers.
The employment of radiologic technologists is expected to increase by about 9 percent from 2020 to 2030.(Occupational Outlook Handbook 2020 edition) About 20,800 openings for radiologic and MRI technologists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.