Navitas Healthcare MRI Technologists (MRI tech) are responsible for situating patients whose doctors have deemed it necessary that they get an MRI. Our MRI tech resources explain the MRI process to the patients and prepare them for the machine. Then, they position the patient in a way that allows them to take useful images of their injuries. Our MRI techs are specialist within the radiology diagnostic team. An MRI tech deals with magnetic resonance imaging scans. These MRIs use magnets and radio waves to create computer images of a patient’s internal parts. These scans are used by physicians to help diagnose diseases or injuries. They’re also used to check on how a patient responds to treatment.
As an MRI tech, you are responsible for ensuring that these MRI scans are high-quality. You run the scan based on the instructions from a physician so they can get accurate information about the patient’s needs. This job requires specialized training but offers many benefits to trained techs. New advances happen regularly in imaging technology. This means you get the chance to experience new and exciting technological advances in the healthcare industry. You’ll get the chance to try out new advances in computers and imaging systems. It’s your job to keep the systems running, so you get hands-on time with these new technologies.
While MRI Technologists work with us, we are able to place them anywhere in the country at a moment’s notice, as their certification goes with them. An MRI technologist is one of many radiology careers needed in the healthcare industry. Technologists are needed for different types of scans and diagnostics. This means more opportunities to advance your healthcare career.
Overall employment of radiologic and MRI technologists is projected to grow 9 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
About 20,800 openings for radiologic and MRI technologists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.