We surveyed 1,047 radiologic technologists to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical radiologic technologist. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a radiologic technologist?

Low

High

Working as a radiologic technologist typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that radiologic technologists are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become a radiologic technologist?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a radiologic technologist typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a radiologic technologist?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a radiologic technologist. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for radiologic technologists.

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Do radiologic technologists work full-time or part-time?

74% of radiologic technologists work in full-time roles while 26% work part-time.

Is being a radiologic technologist stressful?

Low

High

Stress is not uncommon amongst radiologic technologists, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.

Is being organized important as a radiologic technologist?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a radiologic technologist.

How competitive is the workplace for radiologic technologists?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for radiologic technologists.

Does being a radiologic technologist require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for radiologic technologists.

Are radiologic technologists allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Radiologic technologists rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do radiologic technologists have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Radiologic technologists tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being a radiologic technologist physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a radiologic technologist may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.

Are radiologic technologists exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

While sometimes repetitive, radiologic technologists tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.

Does being a radiologic technologist require attention to detail?

Low

High

As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for radiologic technologists.

Does being a good radiologic technologist require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Being compassionate and empathetic is considered helpful to those looking to pursue careers as radiologic technologists.