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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Career Opportunities and Work Life

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist is a medical imaging professional trained in:

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Patient care and safety
  • Physical principles of radio frequencies and magnetic fields and their medical applications

Qualified MRI Technologists employ their knowledge to provide medical imaging services at hospitals, physicians' offices, imaging centers and mobile MRI imaging companies for the purpose of diagnosis and treatment of diseases. MRI Technologists can serve in other capacities such as:

  • Departmental managers
  • Technical advisors and application specialists
  • Sales and service for manufacturers
  • Educators

As the baby boom generation ages, demand for these health care professionals will grow. These individuals will require additional medical services for an increasing number of ailments. Also, technology in the field is expanding, creating new areas of specialty. By 2020, the job growth is expected to grow faster than average at 28 percent.

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