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Radiology Technician Travel Jobs

Radiological technicians, sometimes called radiographers, help identify medical issues by taking x-ray pictures, or radiographs, of various sections of a patient's body. Technicians are directed by physicians as to imaging of the correct areas of a patient's body.

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Requirements for Radiology Tech Travel Jobs

Radiology technicians must first complete a high school diploma or GED, then go on to a certificate program or a 2- or 4-year degree program in radiology, all of which must be certified by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). A prospective radiological tech must normally sit for an examination by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. A voluntary certification is offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), and many employers prefer to hire radiographers who have been certified.

More Information About Radiology Tech Travel

Radiological technicians monitor patients and machines before and during the procedure. Techs position the patient in relation to the machine, making sure that all the necessary protective precautions are taken and lead shields have been draped correctly.

Radiology Travel Job Description

Radiology techs are well versed in proper safety precautions and practice them reliably. This is necessary to keep themselves, their co-workers and their patients safe from incorrect or unnecessary contact with radiation.

Radiology Technician Pay

The median salary of a Radiology Tech is currently $60,601 per year in the U.S. This salary also depends on location, education, certifications, additional skills and experience in the profession. To earn more benefits as a Radiology Tech some may want to pursue a traveling career. Extra benefits like these include health insurance, free private housing, and travel and license reimbursement.