Radiographers


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Radiographers

Radiographers - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

About half of all radiologic technologists work in hospitals.

Major employers:

  • Hospitals
  • Doctors' offices
  • Medical laboratories

Outlook

Demand will grow steadily for this occupation. This is due in part to an increasing number of older people. This population is more likely to become ill or injured. Thus, they will require more medical testing. In addition, diagnostic imaging is increasingly being used to not only diagnose illness, but to also monitor treatment.

Many new jobs will be created at hospitals. However, employment will grow most rapidly in medical offices, clinics, and diagnostic imaging centers. Job prospects are best for those with certifications in the field.

Radiologic Technologists (CIS 100129)

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Illinois
7,193
Large
&
1.7%
5.8%
>>>>
381
Moderate
  Champaign Area
159
Large
&
0.6%
7.0%
>>>>
8
Moderate
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
135
Large
&
0.0%
5.0%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Cook County
3,408
Large
&
1.1%
5.6%
>>>>
178
Moderate
  Decatur Area
77
Large
&
3.9%
7.0%
>>>>
4
Few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
266
Medium
&
2.6%
9.7%
>>>>
15
Moderate
  Du Page County
578
Medium
&
2.9%
5.4%
>>>>
32
Moderate
  Edwardsville Area
115
Large
&
1.7%
5.1%
>>>>
6
Few
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
51
Medium
&
5.9%
7.0%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
143
Large
&
1.4%
5.2%
>>>>
8
Moderate
  Lake County
318
Medium
&
1.6%
8.6%
>>>>
16
Moderate
  McHenry County
85
Medium
&
1.2%
6.8%
>>>>
4
Few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
158
Large
&
1.3%
6.8%
>>>>
8
Moderate
  Northwest Illinois Area
122
Large
&
0.0%
3.6%
>>>>
6
Few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
385
Large
&
1.8%
7.3%
>>>>
21
Moderate
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
103
Large
&
7.8%
4.3%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Rock Island-Moline Area
119
Large
&
4.2%
5.7%
>>>>
6
Few
  Rockford Area
238
Large
&
2.5%
7.6%
>>>>
13
Moderate
  Shawnee National Forest Area
60
Large
&
0.0%
2.4%
>>>>
4
Moderate
  Springfield Area
249
Large
&
2.8%
4.7%
>>>>
13
Moderate
  St Louis-Belleville Area
191
Large
&
1.0%
6.4%
>>>>
10
Moderate
  Vermilion County
55
Large
&
1.8%
4.9%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Will County
173
Medium
&
3.5%
9.1%
>>>>
10
Few
United States
212,000
Large
&
6.7%
3.7%
>>>>
12,000
Moderate
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.