Types of Degrees MRI Technician Majors Are Getting
The following table lists how many magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology/technician graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.
|Education Level||Number of Grads|
What Can You Do With a MRI Technician Major?
People with a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology/technician degree often go into the following careers:
|Job Title||Job Growth Rate||Median Salary|
|Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists||13.4%||$71,670|
Who Is Getting an Associate’s Degree in MRI Technician?
At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology/technician majors is as follows:
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||22|
|Hispanic or Latino||68|
Students from other countries are interested in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology/Technician, too. About 0.5% of those with this major are international students.
How Much Do MRI Technician Majors Make?
Salaries According to BLS
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology/Technician majors often go into careers with median salaries of $72,230. This median refers to all degree levels, so you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.
To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.
Online MRI Technician Programs
In 2018-2019, 56 schools offered a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology/technician program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.
|Degree Level||Colleges Offering Programs||Colleges Offering Online Classes|
|Certificate (Less Than 1 Year)||31||10|
|Certificate (1-2 years)||13||0|
|Certificate (2-4 Years)||2||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Research)||0||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice)||0||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Other)||0||0|
Is a Degree in MRI Technician Worth It?
The median salary for a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology/technician grad is $72,230 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.
This is 81% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $646,600 after 20 years!
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Trades Related to MRI Technician
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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- College Scorecard
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers First Quarter 2020
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