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Pediatric Radiologic Technologists

Pediatric Radiologic Technologists

Jennifer LeClaire, Monster Contributing Writer

But Almeter and others say the rewards of watching children get healthy far outweigh the stress of witnessing the hardships of those who don’t.

Landing a Pediatric RT Job

Pediatric RTs are found mostly in children’s hospitals, with a few in the children’s wing of traditional hospitals. Ken Gray, director of radiology at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, says finding good pediatric RTs is difficult, because not everyone likes working with kids.

RTs earn mean compensation of about $58,700 a year. But experienced pediatric RTs may earn a little more because of their soft skills, Gray says.

“We do behavior-based interviews and throw out some situations to see how applicants would react,” Gray says. “If you are withdrawn in a shell, then as qualified as you may be for the job, you won’t do well with children. You need an open personality to work with the kids and the ability to discuss situations with the parents. We want their time there to be a positive experience.”

This article originally appeared on Monster Career Advice.

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