This occupational group includes technologists who operate radiographic and radiation therapy equipment to give radiation treatment and produce images of body structures for the diagnosis and treatment of injury and disease. Medical radiation technologists who are supervisors or instructors are included in this group.
People in this occupation:
- work in hospitals, cancer treatment centres, clinics, radiological laboratories, research and education facilities, and in equipment sales and service and training
- should have an interest in science and technology
- need to be detail-oriented, patient and able to apply good problem-solving, critical-thinking and organizational skills
- use computers for electronic imaging in most facilities
- must be able to work well as part of a team and communicate effectively (to both co-workers and patients)
- need to work compassionately with patients who have acute and chronic illnesses