Years of study
Median age of
professionals in this field
3-year public sector job
New Brunswick has various opportunities for radiological technologists, who are highly skilled healthcare professionals who care for patients in all age groups – from infants to older adults. They use x-radiation to create images of the patient’s body, which are then used for diagnosis of injury or disease. Radiological technologists may also be known as medical radiation technologists, x-ray technologists, or radiographers. In New Brunswick, hospitals, clinics, emergency departments, intensive care units, and operating rooms are typical settings in which radiological technologists work, using highly technical equipment to perform radiography, fluoroscopy, mammography, bone density imaging, and more. As this is a profession that involves testing patients, employers look for individuals with great interpersonal skills as well as technical expertise.
In general, radiological technologists administer ionizing radiation to patients for diagnostic or therapeutic procedures on the order/prescription of an authorized health professional. They perform the testing procedure and produce quality diagnostic images. Radiological technologists are responsible for assessing and assisting patients during the entirety of the procedure and evaluating the results correctly. A broad knowledge of the radiation technology is required to ensure the safety of patients and the public.