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Medical Imaging Professionals

ANZSCO ID 2512

Overview

All Medical Imaging Professionals

  • $2,354 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • 17,900 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 67% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 71% female Gender Share

Medical Imaging Professionals operate X-ray and other radiation producing and imaging equipment for diagnostic, monitoring and treatment purposes under the direction of Radiologists and other Medical Practitioners.

You need a formal qualification in the relevant medical imaging field to work as a Medical Imaging Professional. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks
  • receiving referrals from Medical Practitioners to perform medical imaging and radiation treatment of patients
  • determining the appropriate equipment to use, such as X-ray equipment, radiation scanners, fluoroscopes, ultrasound equipment, nuclear instrumentation, angiography equipment and computed tomography (CT) equipment, and selecting the appropriate equipment settings to provide the diagnostic information requested by Medical Practitioners
  • calculating details of procedures such as length and intensity of exposure to radiation, size and strength of dosage of isotopes, and settings of recording equipment
  • explaining procedures to patients and answering patients' inquiries about processes
  • ensuring patients' welfare during procedures
  • positioning patients, screens and equipment preparatory to procedures
  • viewing the screen and deciding if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes, and selecting images to show Medical Practitioners
  • conveying findings of procedures to Medical Practitioners

Prospects

Pathways

You need a formal qualification in the relevant medical imaging field to work as a Medical Imaging Professional. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Registration with the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia or the Australasian Sonographer Accreditation Registry is required.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Medical Imaging Professionals who are caring and empathetic and can work well in a team, with the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    83% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  2. Computers and electronics

    61% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  3. Psychology

    59% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  4. Clerical

    58% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  5. English language

    55% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  6. Medicine and dentistry

    54% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  7. Education and training

    51% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  8. Mathematics

    51% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Biology

    49% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  10. Physics

    47% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  11. Mechanical

    43% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  12. Public safety and security

    41% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  13. Administration and management

    40% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  14. Communications and media

    34% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  15. Personnel and human resources

    33% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  16. Therapy and counselling

    32% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  17. Production and processing

    32% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  18. Engineering and technology

    32% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  19. Law and government

    28% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  20. Telecommunications

    23% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    55% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  2. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Speaking

    55% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Critical thinking

    52% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  5. Writing

    50% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  6. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  7. Social perceptiveness

    48% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  8. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  9. Time management

    45% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  11. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  12. Active learning

    43% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  13. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  15. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  16. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  17. Learning strategies

    39% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  18. Management of personnel resources

    37% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  19. Persuasion

    37% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  20. Quality control analysis

    32% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  4. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Near vision

    55% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  6. Written expression

    52% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  7. Deductive reasoning

    50% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Inductive reasoning

    48% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  9. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  11. Speech recognition

    45% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  13. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Control precision

    45% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  15. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  16. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  17. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Trunk strength

    43% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  19. Colour discrimination

    41% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  20. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Helping and caring for others

    85% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Handling and moving objects

    81% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    80% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    74% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  5. Working with the public

    74% Skill level

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  6. Building good relationships

    72% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  7. Looking for changes over time

    69% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  8. Controlling equipment or machines

    67% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  9. Collecting and organising information

    67% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    63% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  11. Communicating within a team

    61% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  12. Thinking creatively

    60% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  13. Doing physically active work

    60% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  14. Documenting or recording information

    59% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  15. Researching and investigating

    59% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    52% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  17. Checking for errors or defects

    52% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  18. Making sense of information and ideas

    52% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  19. Working with computers

    51% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  20. Explaining things to people

    43% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-2034.00 - Radiologic Technologists.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Contact with people

    99% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  2. Indoors, heat controlled

    97% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Disease or infection

    94% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    93% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Teamwork

    93% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  7. Telephone

    93% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  8. Physically close to people

    91% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  9. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    89% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  10. Contact with the public

    87% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    83% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Radiation

    82% Important

    Be exposed to radiation.

  13. Spend time standing

    81% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  14. Frequent decision making

    81% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Wear specialized protective or safety equipment

    80% Important

    Wear equipment like breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suits, or radiation protection.

  16. Impact of decisions

    79% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Unstructured work

    79% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  18. Angry or unpleasant people

    79% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  19. Health and safety of others

    78% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  20. Repeating same tasks

    77% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Relationships

    86% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  2. Support

    81% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  3. Independence

    71% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  4. Working conditions

    71% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  5. Achievement

    57% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  6. Recognition

    48% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    95% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Helping

    71% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Analytical

    52% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  4. Administrative

    43% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  5. Enterprising

    43% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  6. Creative

    19% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-2034.00 - Radiologic Technologists.

All Medical Imaging Professionals

  • $2,354 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • 17,900 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 67% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 71% female Gender Share

Medical Imaging Professionals operate X-ray and other radiation producing and imaging equipment for diagnostic, monitoring and treatment purposes under the direction of Radiologists and other Medical Practitioners.

You need a formal qualification in the relevant medical imaging field to work as a Medical Imaging Professional. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks
  • receiving referrals from Medical Practitioners to perform medical imaging and radiation treatment of patients
  • determining the appropriate equipment to use, such as X-ray equipment, radiation scanners, fluoroscopes, ultrasound equipment, nuclear instrumentation, angiography equipment and computed tomography (CT) equipment, and selecting the appropriate equipment settings to provide the diagnostic information requested by Medical Practitioners
  • calculating details of procedures such as length and intensity of exposure to radiation, size and strength of dosage of isotopes, and settings of recording equipment
  • explaining procedures to patients and answering patients' inquiries about processes
  • ensuring patients' welfare during procedures
  • positioning patients, screens and equipment preparatory to procedures
  • viewing the screen and deciding if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes, and selecting images to show Medical Practitioners
  • conveying findings of procedures to Medical Practitioners

You need a formal qualification in the relevant medical imaging field to work as a Medical Imaging Professional. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Registration with the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia or the Australasian Sonographer Accreditation Registry is required.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.

Employers look for Medical Imaging Professionals who are caring and empathetic and can work well in a team, with the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    83% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  2. Computers and electronics

    61% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  3. Psychology

    59% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  4. Clerical

    58% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  5. English language

    55% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  6. Medicine and dentistry

    54% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  7. Education and training

    51% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  8. Mathematics

    51% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Biology

    49% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  10. Physics

    47% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  11. Mechanical

    43% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  12. Public safety and security

    41% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  13. Administration and management

    40% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  14. Communications and media

    34% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  15. Personnel and human resources

    33% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  16. Therapy and counselling

    32% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  17. Production and processing

    32% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  18. Engineering and technology

    32% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  19. Law and government

    28% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  20. Telecommunications

    23% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    55% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  2. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Speaking

    55% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Critical thinking

    52% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  5. Writing

    50% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  6. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  7. Social perceptiveness

    48% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  8. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  9. Time management

    45% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  11. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  12. Active learning

    43% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  13. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  15. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  16. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  17. Learning strategies

    39% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  18. Management of personnel resources

    37% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  19. Persuasion

    37% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  20. Quality control analysis

    32% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  4. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Near vision

    55% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  6. Written expression

    52% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  7. Deductive reasoning

    50% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Inductive reasoning

    48% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  9. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  11. Speech recognition

    45% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  13. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Control precision

    45% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  15. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  16. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  17. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Trunk strength

    43% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  19. Colour discrimination

    41% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  20. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Helping and caring for others

    85% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Handling and moving objects

    81% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    80% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    74% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  5. Working with the public

    74% Skill level

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  6. Building good relationships

    72% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  7. Looking for changes over time

    69% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  8. Controlling equipment or machines

    67% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  9. Collecting and organising information

    67% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    63% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  11. Communicating within a team

    61% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  12. Thinking creatively

    60% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  13. Doing physically active work

    60% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  14. Documenting or recording information

    59% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  15. Researching and investigating

    59% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    52% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  17. Checking for errors or defects

    52% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  18. Making sense of information and ideas

    52% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  19. Working with computers

    51% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  20. Explaining things to people

    43% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-2034.00 - Radiologic Technologists.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Contact with people

    99% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  2. Indoors, heat controlled

    97% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Disease or infection

    94% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    93% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Teamwork

    93% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  7. Telephone

    93% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  8. Physically close to people

    91% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  9. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    89% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  10. Contact with the public

    87% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    83% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Radiation

    82% Important

    Be exposed to radiation.

  13. Spend time standing

    81% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  14. Frequent decision making

    81% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Wear specialized protective or safety equipment

    80% Important

    Wear equipment like breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suits, or radiation protection.

  16. Impact of decisions

    79% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Unstructured work

    79% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  18. Angry or unpleasant people

    79% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  19. Health and safety of others

    78% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  20. Repeating same tasks

    77% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Relationships

    86% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  2. Support

    81% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  3. Independence

    71% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  4. Working conditions

    71% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  5. Achievement

    57% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  6. Recognition

    48% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    95% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Helping

    71% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Analytical

    52% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  4. Administrative

    43% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  5. Enterprising

    43% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  6. Creative

    19% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-2034.00 - Radiologic Technologists.
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