Imaging

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

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Average Salary: 
$64,000
Length of Education: 
2 years
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Diagnostic medical sonographers – also known as ultrasound technologists – work extremely closely with patients.

They use ultrasounds, special imaging equipment that uses sound waves to “see” inside the human body to diagnose disease, assist with minimally-invasive procedures, and monitor the progress of pregnancies.

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Radiation Therapist

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Average Salary: 
$75,000
Length of Education: 
2 years
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Radiation therapists get to treat patients facing some of the most daunting types of cancer.

Using specialized equipment, radiation therapists kill cancerous cells and tumors using the power of radiation.

Also known as medical dosimetrists, develop doses of radiation treatment using specialized equipment, measuring and dispensing medical radiation.

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Radiologic Technologist

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Average Salary: 
$54,000
Length of Education: 
2 years
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Radiologic technicians operate the imaging systems used to diagnosis and treat injuries and disease. They use x-rays, computed tomography (CT), or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment.

Also called radiographers or x-ray techs, these professionals are responsible for adjusting and maintaining imaging equipment, position the patient and equipment to get the right images, and operate the equipment and computers necessary to take X-rays, CT’s, and MRI’s.

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