MRI Tech Career Guide

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Overview

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists are essential members of the healthcare team who specialize in operating MRI machines to produce detailed images of internal body structures. These images help physicians diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions.

Essential Job Functions:

MRI Technologists prepare patients for imaging procedures, ensure their safety and comfort and operate the MRI scanner to

Education

To become an MRI Technologist, you typically need an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Radiologic Technology or a related field. Accredited programs offer coursework in anatomy, patient care and MRI physics.

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Related certifications

Upon completing your degree, you may need to obtain certification from a recognized organization, such as the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or the American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT).

Skills

Staff and Travel MRI Technologists require a solid understanding of MRI technology and its safety protocols. They must possess excellent interpersonal skills to work closely with patients who may be anxious or claustrophobic during the procedure. Attention to detail and strong communication skills are also crucial.

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Responsibilities

MRI Technologists ensure patient safety, operate MRI equipment, position patients accurately and monitor the procedure. They communicate with patients to alleviate concerns and collaborate with the medical team to produce high-quality diagnostic images.

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MRI Tech
$2,000-2,882/week

The average salary for a MRI Tech is $2,432.02 per week.

Last updated on May 30, 2024. Based on active jobs on Vivian.com.

Pros & Cons

Becoming an MRI Technologist offers several advantages, including competitive salaries, job stability and the opportunity to work in various healthcare settings, such as hospitals, diagnostic centers and outpatient clinics. The job also provides a sense of fulfillment by contributing to accurate disease diagnosis and patient care.

However, there are potential challenges. MRI Technologists may need to work irregular hours, including nights

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Travel MRI Technologist

  • nyc, NY
  • Access Healthcare Direct
  • 5x8 hrs, Days

$3,418/week

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Travel MRI Technologist

  • Burlington, VT
  • Cross Country Allied
  • 5x8 hrs, Nights

$3,320/week

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Travel MRI Technologist

  • Plattsburgh, NY
  • Cross Country Allied
  • 5x8 hrs, Evenings

$3,320/week

Posted 2 days ago
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Travel MRI Technologist

  • White Plains, NY
  • LanceSoft
  • 5x8 hrs, Evenings

$3,375/week

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