Summary Medical Radiation Technologist (MRT) in the Toronto Region
Find key facts and figures about working as a medical radiation technologist (MRT). The following information is applicable to all Medical radiation technologists (NOC 32121).
Note: Some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Medical radiation technologists use radiation and electromagnetism to produce images of body structures for the diagnosis and treatment of injury and disease and use radiation therapy equipment to administer radiation treatment. They are employed in hospitals, cancer treatment centres, clinics, radiological laboratories, colleges and universities. Medical radiation technologists who are supervisors or instructors are included in this unit group.
College or apprenticeship
This occupation usually requires a college diploma (community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP), an apprenticeship training of 2 or more years, or experience working in a supervisory occupation.
Median wage in the Toronto Region
advertised in the Toronto Region
- Operate radiation therapy equipment
- Operate X-ray, radiographic and fluoroscopic equipment, computerized tomography (CT) scanners, mammography units and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners
- Perform scheduled maintenance and minor repairs on equipment
- Prepare and administer radiopharmaceuticals materials to patients or to biological samples
- Assist radiation oncologists and clinical physicists with preparation of radiation treatment plan
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