As the population grows and ages, there will be an increasing demand for diagnostic imaging. With age comes increased incidence of illness and injury, which often requires diagnostic imaging for diagnosis. In addition to diagnosis, diagnostic imaging is used to monitor the progress of disease treatment. With the increasing success of medical technologies in treating disease, diagnostic imaging will increasingly be needed to monitor progress of treatment.
Wages are competitive with other health professionals who have similar educational backgrounds and starting salaries range from $25,000 to $35,000.
Job stability and the opportunity to advance in an expanding field are additional pluses. Also, many radiologic technologists can work flexible schedules which include part-time and evening hours.