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Radiologic Technologist
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Radiologic Technologist

Take x rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other scanning modalities.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Review and evaluate developed x-rays, video tape, or computer-generated information to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes.
  • Operate or oversee operation of radiologic or magnetic imaging equipment to produce images of the body for diagnostic purposes.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others - administer injections
  • Use radiation safety measures and protection devices to comply with government regulations and to ensure safety of patients and staff.
  • Position imaging equipment and adjust controls to set exposure time and distance, according to specification of examination.
  • Explain procedures and observe patients to ensure safety and comfort during scan.
  • Position and immobilize patient on examining table.
  • Key commands and data into computer to document and specify scan sequences, adjust transmitters and receivers, or photograph certain images.

About the test

The HR Avatar Radiologic Technologist Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Radiologic Technologist test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Multitasking
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
Personality
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Expressive and Outgoing
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
 

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:29-2034.00
Simulation Context:Medium-Level General Business/Office
O*Net Context:Healthcare Practitioners and Technical
Price:40 Credits (Add 5 Credits for Online Proctoring if Used)
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2017)
Bottom 10%:
$39,840 or less
Bottom 25%:
$47,380 or less
Median:
$58,440 (Average)
Top 25%:
$71,810 or more
Top 10%:
$84,110 or more

Hourly US Wages (2017)
Bottom 10%:
$19.15 or less
Bottom 25%:
$22.78 or less
Median:
$28.10 (Average)
Top 25%:
$34.52 or more
Top 10%:
$40.44 or more

US Employment Statistics
2016:
205,200
2026 (projected):
230,500
Annual U.S. Job Openings:13,600

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • English Language
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Physics
  • Clerical
  • Psychology
  • Biology
Top Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Critical Thinking
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Monitoring
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Written Comprehension
  • Near Vision
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Speech Clarity
Education Requirements
Post-Secondary Certificate:
24%
Some College:
4%
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
63%
Bachelor's Degree:
3%
Professional Degree:
6%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
None:
48%
1 - 3 Months:
4%
3 - 6 Months:
7%
6 Months - 1 Year:
4%
1 - 2 Years:
25%
2 - 4 Years:
10%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.


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Activities performed during the Test
  • Review customer materials to identify trends.
  • Accurately calculate a defect rate.
  • Determine the most cost-efficient approach for a purchase decision.
  • Communicate company rules and policies to others.
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