Quick Stats


Years of study


Salary range
(public sector)


Median age of
professionals in this field


3-year public sector job
opening projections

Radiological Technologist

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.

Personal characteristics and skills

  • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Strong judgement and technical skill
  • Ability to understand and emphasize the needs of the patient
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adapt in difficult and/or stressful settings
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

radiological technologists in New Brunswick have a variety of important roles, including but not limited to:

  • Planning for and administering ionizing radiation to patients for diagnostic or therapeutic procedures
  • Delivering education, advocacy, and application of radiation safety
  • Assessing patients before, during, and after the application of radiologic technology
  • Applying knowledge, skill, and judgement in the evaluation and interpretation of diagnostic images

Radiological technologists often work irregular hours, such as shift work, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. Some heavy lifting may be required when helping patients.

Radiological technologists work in a variety of settings, such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Medical clinics
  • Research centres
  • Medical equipment sales companies

Licensure and certification: must be actively registered and certified with the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists – New Brunswick Division and successfully completed the national association’s exam.

Education programs offered in New Brunswick: