This occupation has an extremely low probability of automation.

0% probability

of automation

13.6% growth

projected to 2026

36,600 employed

currently in the US

$69,240 annual wage

US, median ($33.29 hourly)

What they do

Operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners. Monitor patient safety and comfort, and view images of area being scanned to ensure quality of pictures. May administer gadolinium contrast dosage intravenously. May interview patient, explain MRI procedures, and position patient on examining table. May enter into the computer data such as patient history, anatomical area to be scanned, orientation specified, and position of entry.

Risk of automation

This occupation is 0% likely to be automated. It ranks of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).

People affected and economic value

In the US, 36,600 people have this job. They earn $69,240 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $2,534,184,000 in annual economic value. The mean hourly wage for this occupation is $33.29.

Official growth forecast

This occupation is projected to grow 13.6% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 41,500 people with this job at that time.

References and notes

This article uses data from "The Future of Employment" (PDF), a 2013 study from University of Oxford researchers, and US Bureau of Labor Statistics files including Standard Occupational Classification 2010 Definitions (XLS), May 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics (zip) and 2016-2026 Employment Projections (XLS).