Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
40.4k
Average Age
43.6
Estimated Job Growth
6.98%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$99,688
Average Male Salary
$121,566
Average Female Salary
$82,660

About

Magnetic resonance imaging technologists are most often employed by the General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Magnetic resonance imaging technologists was $99,688 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Magnetic resonance imaging technologists by wage are Firstline supervisors of fire fighting & prevention workers, Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, and Marketing managers.

Magnetic resonance imaging technologists are part of the Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, along with Chiropractors, Dentists, Dietitians & nutritionists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, and 37 more.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Magnetic resonance imaging technologists are Glassboro Borough PUMA, NJ, Clark County PUMA, OH, and Cape Coral City PUMA, FL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Magnetic resonance imaging technologists are Clark County PUMA, OH, Glassboro Borough PUMA, NJ, and Glendale City (North) PUMA, AZ.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Magnetic resonance imaging technologists and on wages and locations for those in the field. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals is the industry that employs the most Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, by average wage, is Offices of physicians. Magnetic resonance imaging technologists are paid most in Buena Park, Cypress & Seal Beach Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Clark County PUMA, OH.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$99,688
AVERAGE SALARY
± $13,124

In 2020, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists earned an average of $99,688, $43,735 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives make somewhat more than Magnetic resonance imaging technologists while Firstline supervisors of fire fighting & prevention workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Magnetic resonance imaging technologists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.393
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.393, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Magnetic resonance imaging technologists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Magnetic resonance imaging technologists.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Magnetic resonance imaging technologists.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, by average wage, are Offices of physicians, Psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals, and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges.

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Industries by Share

40.4k
2020 Workforce
± 4,932
10.6%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 16%

The number of people employed as Magnetic resonance imaging technologists has been growing at a rate of 10.6%, from 36,495 people in 2019 to 40,363 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Magnetic resonance imaging technologists employed by various industries. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals employs the largest share of Magnetic resonance imaging technologists at  62.1%, followed by Other health care services with 15.4% and Offices of physicians with 11.6%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Magnetic resonance imaging technologists in the US. The average age of male Magnetic resonance imaging technologists in the workforce is 44.2 and of female Magnetic resonance imaging technologists is 43.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Magnetic resonance imaging technologists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

17.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,263
22.7k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,699

56.2% of Magnetic resonance imaging technologists are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Magnetic resonance imaging technologists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Magnetic resonance imaging technologists
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

71% of Magnetic resonance imaging technologists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.99% of Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Asian (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Magnetic resonance imaging technologists.

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Age by Sex

44.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.35
43.1
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.89

The median age of Magnetic resonance imaging technologists is 43.6, and Male employees are generally 1.1 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Magnetic resonance imaging technologists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Magnetic resonance imaging technologists is Health but a relatively high number of Magnetic resonance imaging technologists hold a major in Science Technologies.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists are expected to see a growth of 6.98% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

6.98%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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