A day in the life of a Radiologic Technologist
Hello, I'm a Radiologic Technologist at Yale New Haven Hospital. I received my bachelors degree in science after 3 years and I graduated from Quinnipiac University. Getting a job in radiology took me a very long time. This is because most hospitals don't need radiologists therefore people are applying for jobs at places where they don't need jobs. My annual pay is between $34,725 - $64,217. My potential for promotion is that I am a very hard worker and I am very very dedicated to my job. Let's see what I do on a day to day basis.
I typically start my day at 7:30 am and I work Mondays-Fridays. I wear scrubs to work just as if I was a nurse. When I get to work I am told by a physican what parts of the body I will be scanning that day. There are different paitients that I work on so therefore, my job changes throughout the day. Then I meet with the patient and prep them for the specific scanning they will be receiving that day. After the images are created I will then add the picture to their medical files and give them to a doctor to analyze. When Im not working with a Patient I will clean the X-ray machines or you can find me doing paper work for administrations.
I am responsible for the equipment that I use and the patients that i am taking X-Rays of. Every job consists of being stressed out but my job doesnt really stress me out. Depending on what day it is on a scale of 1-10 my stress level is a 3. I report to other radiologists and the doctors and nurses that i am working with. In this jobs there arent really deadlines, all you have to is take the x-ray of the patient and print it and bring it back to the doctor. So dead- lines arent really a big thing.