Examine and diagnose disorders and diseases using x-rays and radioactive materials. May treat patients.

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $229,120.00
Average Time to Fill 64 days
Typical Education Advanced degree (includes Master's, Professional, and Doctoral degrees)
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 3,992
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 14.77 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Oral Communication
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Work Ethic
Customer Service
Written Communication
Intellectual Risk-taking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Conduct noninvasive medical diagnostic assessments
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
Conduct invasive medical diagnostic assessments
Test patient heart or lung functioning
Administer medical substances for imaging or other procedures
Test biological specimens to gather information about patient conditions
Administer anesthetics or sedatives
Treat chronic diseases or disorders
Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries
Treat medical condition of patient
Identify patient's current and past drug history
Practice preventive procedures with medical therapy patients or clients
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources
Develop medical treatment plans

Analyzing Data or Information

Calculate numerical data for medical activities
Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals
Interpret medical laboratory test results
Analyze quantitative data to determine effectiveness of treatments or therapies
Calculate medicine dosages
Calculate medical diagnostic test results
Calculate radiation dosages following physician's prescription
Examine test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment
Analyze medical or health data
Analyze patient activity
Examine patients
Conduct physical examinations
Conduct patient assessments
Perform medical research

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Prescribe medication
Recommend medical devices, drugs, or treatments
Prescribe treatments or therapies
Prescribe assistive medical devices or treatments
Diagnose medical conditions
Order medical diagnostic or clinical tests
Handle infectious materials safely according to procedures

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Emergency Medicine
Osteopathic Medicine
Practicing Medicine
General Practice
Electronic Medical Records

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