1. blazinda says

    The real truth is, there market for anyone in this field besides cat scan and mri techs just plain saturated and I have no idea why the other person is saying what he/she is telling you that there are jobs. It is even hard to find a per diem or prn jobs across the country. Your best bet is to know as much modalities to make yourself marketable and in the few years, there will be jobs again and hopefully at that time, the care bill gets passed as a result the unqualified techs are out so it means more openings. Btw for your questions in MRI. You can crosstrain and it will depend on you how long will it take for you to really become competent of performing MRI exams and know your cross sectional anatomy. Yes, get registered. It is easier to go to school for it though but you can teach it to yourself by purchasing books and just well crosstrain. I am learning CT by asking my employer even while I am in nm school. regardless the jobs are scarce, don’t give up.

  2. Tari17 says

    Okay, most of the pros and cons have been discussed but from what I can see no one mentioned the con of being exposed to the radiation in radiology and how it can cause cancer. This is a good and marketable field, but be aware that you may have to come out of the lab for a minute to give yourself a break from the radiation.

  3. Jeanne R says

    There are not enough licensed RT’s so finding a job should not be difficult. As far as crosstraining, you are kind of at the mercy of your employer as to whether they would allow you to cross train or not. Usually, people would have to be employed for at least two years before they would cross train. If you want to do MRI, I think, your best bet is to take an MRI training course after you finish your RT. You can work evenings, nights, and/or weekends as an RT and take the MRI training course during the day. That way you don’t have to wait for an opening and your employer may actually help pay for your MRI training.