X-Ray Engineer aCTIVITY 1.1.5g Engineering Careers

1. An x-ray engineer maintains and repairs x-ray equipment. He's part of a larger group of maintenance workers called medical equipment repairers or biomedical equipment technicians. As an engineer, you may work in a hospital, healthcare store, electronics equipment repair shop or a wholesale supplier.

2. The average salary of an X-Ray Service Engineer in the United States is $46,749. 3.

The working conditions for a X-Ray Engineer is hospitals, where therapy occurs, and others work in laboratories, doing research. Still others work in manufacturing settings.

The major job responsibilities for X-Ray engineers is to tell their patients what happened to them such as what bone they broke or what they teared.

Employment of x-ray technologists is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Employment of MRI technologists is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.

An associate’s degree is the most common educational requirement for radiologic and MRI technologists. There also are postsecondary education programs that lead to graduate certificates or bachelor’s degrees. Education programs typically include both classroom study and clinical work. Coursework includes anatomy, pathology, patient care, radiation physics and protection, and image evaluation.

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