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
8,143
Large
&
-1.2%
2.4%
>>>>
433
Moderate
  Champaign Area
186
Large
&
2.7%
-0.9%
>>>>
11
Moderate
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
152
Large
&
-5.3%
1.2%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Cook County
3,934
Large
&
-5.3%
0.6%
>>>>
189
Moderate
  Decatur Area
91
Large
&
-2.2%
5.5%
>>>>
5
Moderate
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
332
Large
&
-6.0%
2.5%
>>>>
16
Moderate
  Du Page County
646
Large
&
0.8%
3.3%
>>>>
36
Moderate
  Edwardsville Area
126
Large
&
-5.6%
5.5%
>>>>
6
Few
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
49
Medium
&
-26.5%
-2.1%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
167
Large
&
-1.2%
5.8%
>>>>
9
Moderate
  Lake County
367
Large
&
-7.4%
1.9%
>>>>
17
Moderate
  McHenry County
107
Medium
&
-8.4%
2.9%
>>>>
4
Few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
181
Large
&
4.4%
1.0%
>>>>
12
High
  Northwest Illinois Area
137
Large
&
-2.2%
2.6%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
435
Large
&
-7.8%
-1.9%
>>>>
20
Moderate
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
128
Large
&
-7.0%
-1.1%
>>>>
6
Moderate
  Rock Island-Moline Area
128
Large
&
-7.0%
-1.8%
>>>>
6
Moderate
  Rockford Area
275
Large
&
-2.2%
0.9%
>>>>
14
Moderate
  Shawnee National Forest Area
70
Large
&
-2.9%
-2.3%
>>>>
4
Moderate
  Springfield Area
291
Large
&
-3.1%
0.0%
>>>>
15
High
  St Louis-Belleville Area
201
Large
&
-6.5%
-1.7%
>>>>
10
Moderate
  Vermilion County
59
Large
&
-10.2%
-3.0%
>>>>
2
Few
  Will County
194
Medium
&
-1.5%
4.1%
>>>>
11
Moderate
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.