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Basic X-Ray Machine Operator

     

Basic X-Ray Machine Operator – Bright Outlook

Course Outline:

  • Basic X-Ray Fundamentals/ HIV-AIDS (4 Hours)
  • X-Ray Science
  • Radiographic, Positioning, & Pathology
  • Professionalism and Patient Care
  • Ancillary Clinical Skills
  • Anatomy & Physiology

Responsibilities:

Maintain and use equipment and supplies necessary to demonstrate portions of the human body on x-ray film or fluoroscopic screen for diagnostic purposes.

Sample of reported job titles:
Bone Density Technologist; Chief Technician, X-Ray (Chief Tech, X-Ray); Lead Mammographer; Limited Radiology Technician; Mammographer; Radiographer; Radiologic Technician (RT); Radiology Technician (Radiology Tech); Registered Radiographer; X-Ray Technician (X-Ray Tech).

Wages and Employment Trends: National

Median
wages (2012)

$19.57 hourly, $40,700 annual

Employment
(2012)

90,000 employees

Projected
growth (2012-2022)

Much faster than
average (22% or higher)

Projected
job openings (2012-2022)

33,100

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2099.06

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