What does a nuclear radiologic technologist do?

Radiologic technologists (radiographers) use X-ray equipment to help diagnose and treat diseases or injuries. They work under the direction of a physician. Radiographers work in hospitals, clinics, imaging centers, or physicians’ offices. Some operate mobile X-ray equipment at the patient’s bedside, in the emergency room, or in surgery. Others work in medical laboratories or for private industry.

What might a nuclear medicine radiologic technologist do in a workday?

How much does a radiologic technologist earn?

How do I become a radiologic technologist?

Students intending to pursue a career as a radiologic technologist should prepare by taking the most challenging high school courses available in science, math and English.

Registered radiologic technologists must complete a two-year training program at an approved hospital or school. High school graduation (or GED) is required for entry into a radiologic technology program. In addition to hospital-based certificate programs, degree programs are offered at two- and four-year colleges and universities. Upon graduation from an accredited program, certification can be obtained through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. This certification is voluntary, but is preferred by many employers.

Where else can I learn about becoming a radiologic technologist?

Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists
P.O Box 1114 / Salem, VA 24153
tel:  (540) 355-6778 / web:

American Society of Radiologic Technologists
15000 Central Avenue. S.E. / Albuquerque, NM 87123-3909
tel:  (505) 298-4500 or (800) 444-2778 / web:

State Licensure Requirements for Radiologic Technologist:

A license is required to practice as a radiation therapist in the state of Virginia. For more information on licensure, applications, and forms, visit

Virginia Board of Medicine
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300 / Henrico, VA 23233
Phone: (804) 786-0370 / Email:

Educational Institutions in Virginia for Radiologic Technologist: