Operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners. Monitor patient safety and comfort, and view images of area being scanned to ensure quality of pictures. May administer gadolinium contrast dosage intravenously. May interview patient, explain MRI procedures, and position patient on examining table. May enter into the computer data such as patient history, anatomical area to be scanned, orientation specified, and position of entry.
According to the US Department of Labor, there are 41,200 people employed as magnetic resonance imaging technologists in the United States. The median annual salary is $77,360. Entry level employees earn approximately $59,110 per year and senior employees earn approximately $100,870 per year.
Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.