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Radiologic Technologists :

Take x rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other scanning modalities.


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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $54,950.00
Average Time to Fill 34 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2014-2024) 1,249
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2014-2024) 9.98 %

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Skills Profile


Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Work Ethic
Customer Service
Problem-solving
Professionalism
Critical Thinking
Integrity
Oral Communication
Technology and Tool Usage

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Administer radioactive isotopes
Conduct noninvasive medical diagnostic assessments
Administer medical substances for imaging or other procedures
Conduct medical x-rays
Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Administer medical injections
Position patients for treatment or examination
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Perform emergency medical procedures
Assist patients with hygiene or daily living activities
Assist practitioners in examining, evaluating, or treating patients
Assist patients in performing breathing exercises

Analyzing Data or Information

Evaluate worker exposure to hazardous or dangerous conditions
Examine patients
Measure the physical or physiological attributes of patients
Interpret x-ray images
Analyze medical or health data
Take vital signs

Controlling Machines and Processes

Operate x-ray machines
Operate diagnostic imaging equipment
Operate navigation technology or equipment
Operate radiologic equipment
Implement robotics systems
Operate digital scanner

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor medical equipment to ensure proper functioning
Monitor video displays of medical equipment to ensure proper functioning
Verify that medical activities or operations meet standards
Maintain confidentiality of data
Monitor patient condition and health
Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities
Monitor operating procedures of radiation producing equipment


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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
Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification
Mammography
Computed Tomography (CT)
Diagnostic Radiology
Patient/Family Education and Instruction
Patient Positioning
Customer Service


Related Licensing Requirements


Radiologic Technologist (18-0000000222)

Rule 6. Licensing of Radiologic Technologists 410 IAC 5.2-6-1 Licensing requirements Authority: IC 16-41-35-26; IC 16-41-35-28; IC 16-41-35-29 Affected: IC 16-41-35 Sec. 1. (a) A radiologic technologist is an individual, other than a licensed practitioner, who performs radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures on humans employing equipment that emits ionizing radiation. An individual performing any of the following tasks must be licensed as a radiologic technologist: (1) Assessing and evaluating a patient in preparation for radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures. (2) Making decisions concerning the performance of radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures. (3) Determining and setting exposure factors for radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures. (4) Performing radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures. (5) Actuating a radiation machine resulting in the production of ionizing radiation for the purpose of performing radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures. (b) The following actions do not require an individual to be licensed as a radiologic technologist: (1) Holding a patient for a radiographic procedure at the direction of a radiologic technologist. (2) Assisting a patient on or off a radiographic or fluoroscopic table. (3) Assisting a radiologic technologist as explicitly directed by the radiologic technologist. (4) Performing limited radiographic procedures under the scope of practice for that limited license. (c) To be eligible for a radiologic technologist license a person shall: (1) be currently certified and registered in radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT); and (2) complete requirements under 410 IAC 5.2-4.

- Indiana State Department of Health~Indoor and Radiologic Health (3172337565)
- http://www.in.gov/isdh/23279.htm

Radiology Provisional Permit (18-0000000223)

410 IAC 5.2-3-3 Provisional permit requirements Authority: IC 16-41-35-26; IC 16-41-35-28; IC 16-41-35-29 Affected: IC 16-41-35 Sec. 3. (a) A person enrolled in a limited radiology program approved by the department is eligible for a provisional radiography permit upon completion of the requirement under 410 IAC 5.2-4. (b) A provisional permit expires six (6) months after its effective date. (c) A provisional permit may not be renewed. (d) Provisional permits are issued in the same limited category as the person would be licensed upon completion of requirements for that limited license. (e) An individual issued a provisional permit may perform any procedure allowed under the scope of practice for a person licensed or certified in that area. (f) If an individual has not completed the requirements for a license upon expiration of the provisional permit, the individual must cease performing radiographic procedures. Once the individual meets the requirements for a limited license under this article, the individual may apply for the license but may not perform radiographic procedures until he or she is issued a license by the department. (g) The department places no limit on the number of times that an individual may attempt a qualifying examination before, during, or after the provisional period.

- Indiana State Department of Health~Indoor and Radiologic Health (3172337565)
- http://www.in.gov/isdh/23279.htm

Chiropractic Radiographer (18-0000000217)

Rule 13. Limited Chiropractic Radiography License 410 IAC 5.2-13-1 License requirements Authority: IC 16-41-35-26; IC 16-41-35-28; IC 16-41-35-29 Affected: IC 16-41-35 Sec. 1. (a) To be eligible for a limited chiropractic radiography license a person shall have: (1) completed a limited chiropractic radiography program approved by the department; (2) passed an exam approved by the department; (3) been certified as proficient in performing the procedures included in the limited chiropractic radiography curriculum by a licensed practitioner or a licensed radiologic technologist employed as an educator in a radiologic technology program approved by the department; and (4) completed the requirements in 410 IAC 5.2-4. (b) Persons issued a limited chiropractic radiography certificate by the department prior to the effective date of this rule are deemed to be in compliance with subsection (a) and will continue to be issued a renewal upon compliance with the application requirements under 410 IAC 5.2-4. (Indiana State Department of Health; 410 IAC 5.2-13-1; filed Nov 27, 2006, 1:48 p.m.: 20061227-IR-410050190FRA; errata filed Jan 17, 2007, 11:14 a.m.: 20070131-IR-410050190ACA)

- Indiana State Department of Health~Indoor and Radiologic Health (3172337565)
- http://www.in.gov/isdh/23279.htm

Radiology Student Permit (18-0000000224)

410 IAC 5.2-3-2 Student radiology permit requirements Authority: IC 16-41-35-26; IC 16-41-35-28; IC 16-41-35-29 Affected: IC 16-41-35 Sec. 2. (a) The following persons are eligible for a student radiology permit: (1) A student enrolled in a radiologic technology program approved under this article. (2) A student enrolled in a radiation therapy program approved under this article. (3) A student enrolled in a nuclear medicine technology program approved under this article. (4) A student enrolled in an American Dental Association accredited dental assisting program. (b) A student radiology permit expires upon the student's withdrawal or termination from the program or six (6) months after the student's graduation from a radiologic technology, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, or dental assisting program. (c) Students in a program listed in subsection (a) must be appropriately supervised according to applicable educational standards by an appropriate practitioner, licensed radiologic technologist, licensed radiation therapist, licensed nuclear medicine technologist, licensed dental hygienist, or another licensed individual approved by the department in order to assist and evaluate the student's performance and ensure the quality of the procedure. (d) The student permit only allows the individual to perform procedures as part of the education program in which the student is enrolled. (e) Students participating in an alternate eligibility program for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board are eligible for the student nuclear medicine permit for a period of not greater than four (4) years. Prior to issuing the permit, the student's plan for completing the eligibility requirements must be approved by department and is subject to periodic review by the department to determine continued progress towards completion.

- Indiana State Department of Health~Indoor and Radiologic Health (3172337565)
- http://www.in.gov/isdh/23279.htm

Podiatric Radiographer (18-0000000220)

Rule 14. Limited Podiatric Radiography License 410 IAC 5.2-14-1 Licensing requirements Authority: IC 16-41-35-26; IC 16-41-35-28; IC 16-41-35-29 Affected: IC 16-41-35 Sec. 1. (a) To be eligible for a limited podiatric radiography license a person shall have: (1) completed a limited podiatric radiography program approved by the department; (2) passed an exam approved by the department; (3) been certified as proficient in performing the procedures included in the limited podiatric radiography curriculum by a licensed practitioner or a licensed radiologic technologist employed as an educator in a radiologic technology program approved by the department; and (4) completed requirements in 410 IAC 5.2-4. (b) Persons issued a limited podiatric radiography certificate by the department prior to the effective date of this rule are deemed to be in compliance with subsection (a) and will continue to be issued a renewal upon compliance with the application requirements under 410 IAC 5.2-4. (Indiana State Department of Health; 410 IAC 5.2-14-1; filed Nov 27, 2006, 1:48 p.m.: 20061227-IR-410050190FRA)

- Indiana State Department of Health~Indoor and Radiologic Health (3172337565)
- http://www.in.gov/isdh/23279.htm

Chest Radiographer (18-0000000216)

Rule 12. Limited Chest Radiography License 410 IAC 5.2-12-1 Licensing requirements Authority: IC 16-41-35-26; IC 16-41-35-28; IC 16-41-35-29 Affected: IC 16-41-35 Sec. 1. (a) To be eligible for a limited chest radiography license a person shall have: (1) completed a limited general radiography program approved by the department; (2) passed an exam approved by the department; (3) been certified as proficient in performing the procedures included in the limited chest radiography curriculum by a licensed practitioner or a licensed radiologic technologist employed as an educator in a radiologic technology program approved by the department; and (4) completed the requirements in 410 IAC 5.2-4. (b) Persons issued a limited chest radiography certificate by the department prior to the effective date of this rule are deemed to be in compliance with subsection (a) and will continue to be issued a renewal upon compliance with the application requirements under 410 IAC 5.2-4. (Indiana State Department of Health; 410 IAC 5.2-12-1; filed Nov 27, 2006, 1:48 p.m.: 20061227-IR- 410050190FRA; errata filed Jan 17, 2007, 11:14 a.m.: 20070131-IR-410050190ACA)

- Indiana State Department of Health~Indoor and Radiologic Health (3172337565)
- http://www.in.gov/isdh/23279.htm


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