X-ray Technician Skills

X-Ray Technician Skills

X-Ray Technician Skills

The following X-Ray Technician skills are of value for those considering a career as an X-Ray Technician:

  • sensitivity to patients’ physical and psychological needs
  • good attention to details
  • ability to follow instructions
  • ability to work as part of a team

Additional X-Ray skills include:

  • good science and mathematical skills to understand anatomy, physiology, and other sciences, as well as to mix the right dose of chemicals used in imaging procedures
  • mechanical ability to operate complicated equipment
  • manual dexterity
  • good interpersonal skills with patients

Information on this page summarized from:
(1)  Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Radiologic and MRI Technologists, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/radiologic-technologists.htm
(2) O*Net Online,
Summary Report for:29-2099.06 - Radiologic Technicians, http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2099.06?redir=29-2034.02

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