CT and MRI Technologists

Tri-City Medical Center | HealthCare - Clinical

Average Wage for this Career:

$86,840* *This figure represents the median wage for this career in San Diego County and not the wages of any specific interviewee

Occupational Outlook:


About CT and MRI Technologists

Meet the people working in the Radiology department which is a medical specialty that uses imaging to diagnose and treat diseases seen within the body. Radiologists use a variety of imaging techniques such as X-ray, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine including positron emission tomography (PET), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to diagnose and/or treat diseases.

CT and MRI technologists may be Radiology Technologists but they also have another certification in their specific modality. These technologists operate slightly more sophisticated systems that are more computer based. They provide a more advanced viewing of the human body with the technology of either X-ray or magnetic properties.

Radiology Technologists are professionals that have been certified by the State of California to perform imaging with X-rays. They provide 2-dimensional imaging of the internal structures of the body to the physicians so that they can properly treat patients based on the information seen on the images. They can work in emergency rooms, operating rooms, heart catheterization labs, and interventional radiology labs.

Education Resources

CT and MRI Technologists
Pulse Radiology

CT and MRI Technologists
Loma Linda School of Allied Health Professionals