Medical Radiation Technologist

This occupational group includes technologists who operate radiographic and radiation therapy equipment. They use this equipment to administer radiation treatment and produce images of body structures for the diagnosis and treatment of injury and disease.

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An interest in science and technology is important for becoming a medical radiation technologist (MRT). Individuals also need to be detail-oriented, patient, and good at problem-solving, critical-thinking, and organizational skills.

Computer skills are an advantage because computers are used for electronic imaging in most facilities.

The ability to work well as part of a team, and communicate well (to both co-workers and patients) is important to this occupation. Medical radiation technologists also need to work compassionately with patients who have acute and chronic illnesses. 

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