According to the current Web site of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) www.bls.gov, their Occupational Outlook Handbook, states:
"Employment of Radiologic Technologists is expected to grow faster than the average through 2014". Hospitals will remain the principle employer of radiologic technologists. However, a greater number of new jobs will be found in offices of physicians and diagnostic imaging centers. Health facilities such as these are expected to grow rapidly through 2014, due to the strong shift toward outpatient care, encouraged by third-party payers and made possible by technological advances that permit more procedures to be performed outside the hospital. Some job openings also will arise from the need to replace technologists who leave the occupation. A summary of information may be found at: www.bls.gov.
More specifically, opportunities for individuals possessing a degree in Medical Imaging include education, administration, research, commercial applications, or sales within the imaging industry. Settings for your career include hospitals, clinics, mobile units, industrial laboratories, colleges, universities, and corporations. (The American Society of Radiologic Technologists, "Discover the Possibilities," Albuquerque, NM). For more information on the profession, visit the web page of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists www.asrt.org
Also listed on the BLS Web site are salaries for various areas within the Radiology profession. In 2010 the average salary is $55,731 in PA, with a range of $49, 531 (Alabama) to $82,753(California). For more info, visit www.asrt.org.
According to Misericordia University's Insalaco Center for Career Development, Medical Imaging graduates have consistently enjoyed a 100% placement rate in their field within six months of graduation. For more information, click here: Insalaco Center and Health Jobs USA.