X-Ray Technician

Hannah French

What is an X-Ray Technician?

X-Ray Technicians use cutting-edge imaging methods to visualize the inside of the human body. The pictures they create help physicians to diagnose and treat illnesses or injuries with great accuracy.

What do I need and where do I get it?

Beginning in 2015, technicians must have an associate's degree. Training programs include anatomy, biology, and physics. ITT Technical Institute, Forsyth Technical Community College, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offer the training programs and associate's degree.


  • North Carolina - $54,000
  • Tennessee - $48,900
  • New York - $66,200

Expectancy of an X-Ray Technician

Radio logic Technologists and Technicians have a 28% projected rate of job growth nationally.
Chest X-Ray by Amy Lehman