Tomography technician - Salary and Career
Technologists and technicians in diagnostic and therapeutic methods

Tomography technician - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They perform diagnostic or treatment exams, process images and/or graphics, plan care, organize the work area, equipment and accessories, operate equipment, prepare patients for diagnostic or treatment exams, act in the orientation of patients, family members and caregivers and work with biosecurity.

How much does an Tomography technician earn

A Tomography technician earns between $1.707 and $4.405 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.332 and a median salary of $2.129 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 14.096 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Tomography technician

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.332 27.978 583 17
1º Quartile 1.707 20.487 427 13
Median Salary 2.129 25.543 532 16
3º Quartile 3.359 40.311 840 25
Higher Salary 4.405 52.857 1.101 32

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the biological, biochemical, health sciences
      • technicians in operation of diagnostic equipment and instruments
        • technologists and technicians in diagnostic and therapeutic methods

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Main workplaces

Technologists and technicians in diagnostic and therapeutic methods they perform their duties in medical, dental and ophthalmic clinics, outpatient clinics, hospitals and specialized laboratories. They are salaried employees, with a formal contract, but some can work as self-employed. They work in a team, supervised by doctors, permanently and/or occasionally. They work in shifts, indoors and most subject to radiation and toxic material.

What does it take to work in the field of Technologists and technicians in diagnostic and therapeutic methods

The exercise of these occupations requires higher education in technology in the operation of medical, dental and ophthalmic equipment and high school technical training, except for the spirometry technician, whose requirement is high school, plus a specific course, offered by professional training institutions, technical schools and training institutions in higher technology courses. Professional experience is not required for the technological level for the technical level, it occurs after experience of less than one year in the area, noting that for the spirometry technician, the full performance of the activities occurs after the performance and analysis of at least 200 exams. Professional apprenticeship may be required for Positions listed in this occupational family.

Functions and activities of Tomography technician

Technologists and technicians in diagnostic and therapeutic methods must:

  • working with biosafety;
  • planning attendance;
  • plan care;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • orient patient;
  • communicate;
  • advise patient;
  • arrange workspace, equipment and accessories;
  • planar attendance;
  • plan attendance;
  • perform diagnostic or treatment exams;
  • guide patient;
  • care plan;
  • guide the patient;
  • process images and/or graphics;
  • process images and/or graphics;
  • organize work area, equipment and accessories;
  • planner attendance;
  • work with biosafety;
  • planning service;
  • perform diagnostic or treatment examinations;
  • planejar service;
  • organize workspace, equipment and accessories;
  • planned attendance;
  • prepare patient for diagnostic examination;
  • work with biosafety;
  • advise the patient;

  • Activities

    • collect material from the ocular surface;
    • sanitize the patient;
    • work as a team;
    • demonstrate understanding towards the patient;
    • submit to periodic examinations;
    • request equipment maintenance;
    • log data;
    • describe the patient's conditions and reactions during the examination;
    • perform breast support;
    • implement actions to promote and prevent eye health;
    • monitor the team's dosimetric report;
    • confirm patient identity;
    • analyze exam request and/or patient record;
    • perform a radiometric survey;
    • move portable equipment;
    • order the sequence of exams;
    • isolate workspace for exam;
    • check physical and psychological conditions and patient preparation;
    • analyze graphic records;
    • measure functions of the visual apparatus;
    • adjust equipment and accessories to the patient and the type of exam and/ or treatment;
    • perform antisepsis;
    • instruct patient on exam preparation;
    • demonstrate verbal communication skills;
    • request material replacement;
    • complementary examination;
    • distribute tasks;
    • handle radioactive substances;
    • adjust the patient's position to the exam;
    • making molds and models;
    • request the presence of other professionals involved in the exam;
    • remove mobile prostheses and patient adornments;
    • demonstrate understanding for the patient;
    • demonstrate proactivity;
    • demonstrate proactiveness;
    • give lectures and courses;
    • perform preselection of the best accepted graphic;
    • identify exam;
    • calibrate equipment;
    • operate equipment;
    • put protective devices on the patient;
    • demonstrate ability to maintain confidentiality;
    • demonstrate procedures and techniques;
    • advise the patient in the care of contact lenses;
    • make exam results available;
    • advise the patient about care after the exam;
    • record performed exams;
    • provide additional patient preparation;
    • applying administrative procedures;
    • elaborate tables of exposure to radiographic technique;
    • administer pharmacological and/or radioactive substances;
    • provide additional patient preparations;
    • handle contrast media;
    • replace expired medicines and materials;
    • discuss the case with the work team;
    • submit the examination to medical examination;
    • interact with entities and other professionals;
    • check availability of exam material;
    • report;
    • administer contrast agents and/or medications under medical supervision;
    • remove patient from the equipment;
    • monitor radioactive waste for disposal;
    • monitor work area contamination;
    • educate technical staff;
    • packaging sharp materials for disposal;
    • advise the patient about the procedures before and after eye surgery;
    • participate in area events;
    • organize work team;
    • monitor the patient's behavioral reactions;
    • install equipment;
    • containing radioactive materials for transport or disposal;
    • analyze processed image rejects;
    • demonstrate fine motor skills;
    • empower technical staff;
    • immobilize the patient;
    • providing cleaning and asepsis of the room and equipment;
    • assist in radiotherapy treatment planning;
    • edit images;
    • measure the patient's height and weight;
    • stimulate the patient to reach the acceptance and reproducibility criteria (guidelines from sbpt);
    • eliminate interference from other devices;
    • educate patient on exam preparation;
    • initialize image acquisition, processing, distribution and storage systems ;
    • train the patient in the handling of optical and non-optical resources;
    • select material for exam;
    • place electrodes on patient;
    • adapt technical protocols to the exam;
    • package radioactive materials for transport or disposal;
    • monitor the tracing record (graphic) of the exam;
    • manage human, financial and material resources;
    • demonstrate adaptability;
    • monitor work area contamination;
    • demonstrate analytical reasoning ability;
    • use dosimeter (measurement of radiation received);
    • clear doubts;
    • apply administrative procedures;
    • minimize the time of exposure to radiation;
    • evaluate extrinsic ocular motility;
    • analyze technical quality of exams;
    • check availability of radiation protection devices;
    • delimit the image acquisition area;
    • get patient information;
    • demonstrate focused attention;
    • supervise technical staff;
    • develop programs to promote and prevent eye health;
    • transmit security;
    • perform trichotomy;
    • perform manual or computerized cephalometric tracing;
    • check the anatomical area demarcated for examination and/or treatment;
    • process film in the darkroom;
    • receive request for exams and/or patient record;
    • prepare the operating table;
    • patient scheduling plan;
    • organize darkroom and lightroom;
    • demonstrate leadership ability;
    • advise the patient and/or companion and assistants on the procedures during the exam;
    • provide cleaning and asepsis of the room and equipment;
    • interview patient;
    • use personal protective equipment;
    • offering protection resources to other professionals and companions present;
    • adapt agenda for priority patient care;
    • initialize equipment;
    • monitor the patient through equipment;
    • develop new technologies;
    • monitor the patient's reactions to contrasts and/or medications;
    • adjust equipment;
    • organizing work team;
    • perform searches;
    • document exams;
    • explain procedures and routines;
    • elaborate graphics devices;
    • wearing;
    • assist the patient to put on and take off the equipment;
    • manipulate digital images;
    • demonstrate negotiation skills;
    • check understanding of orientation;
    • instrument eye surgery;
    • isolate workspace for examination;
    • delimit the field to be irradiated;
    • advise patient about care after the exam;
    • provide advice;
    • remove movable prostheses and patient adornments;
    • perform preventive and corrective maintenance of ophthalmic equipment;
    • monitor the exam's image record;
    • receive request for exams and/or patient's chart;
    • determine the removal of persons not involved in the exam;
    • work under pressure;
    • check equipment;
    • schedule preventive maintenance of equipment;
    • demonstrate organization;
    • check technical conditions of equipment and accessories;
    • assemble emergency medicine cart;

    Sectors that hire Tomography technician the most in the job market

    • hospital care activities
    • diagnostic imaging services using ionizing radiation
    • service activities in emergency room and hospital units for emergency care
    • tomography services
    • health management support activities
    • complementary diagnostic and therapeutic services activities
    • temporary labor lease
    • clinical laboratories
    • outpatient medical activity with resources for performing complementary exams
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights

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