Examine and diagnose disorders and diseases using x-rays and radioactive materials. May treat patients.

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $229,120.00
Average Time to Fill 64 days
Typical Education Advanced degree (includes Master's, Professional, and Doctoral degrees)
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 4,235
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 18.54 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Oral Communication
Customer Service
Work Ethic
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Written Communication
Intellectual Risk-taking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Administer medical substances for imaging or other procedures
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
Conduct invasive medical diagnostic assessments
Conduct noninvasive medical diagnostic assessments
Test patient heart or lung functioning
Test biological specimens to gather information about patient conditions
Identify patient's current and past drug history
Give medications or immunizations
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Practice preventive procedures with medical therapy patients or clients
Administer intravenous medications
Administer medical injections
Treat medical condition of patient
Treat chronic diseases or disorders
Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries
Conduct medical x-rays
Test patient nervous system functioning
Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Administer anesthetics or sedatives
Administer blood or other fluids intravenously
Administer non-intravenous medications
Perform medical surgery
Perform minor surgery
Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources
Test patient vision
Develop medical treatment plans
Perform emergency medical procedures
Develop treatment plans that use non-medical therapies
Develop exercise or conditioning programs

Analyzing Data or Information

Interpret medical laboratory test results
Analyze medical or health data
Calculate medicine dosages
Calculate numerical data for medical activities
Examine test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment
Analyze patient activity
Calculate medical diagnostic test results
Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals
Examine patients
Analyze quantitative data to determine effectiveness of treatments or therapies
Conduct physical examinations
Conduct patient assessments
Interpret x-ray images
Examine evidence and medical data to determine cause of death
Perform medical research

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Emergency Medicine
Osteopathic Medicine
Practicing Medicine
General Practice
Electronic Medical Records

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