Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology/Technician Major

This major is a program that prepares individuals who are AART-certified radiological technicians to utilize MRI technology to obtain still and moving images of various vascular structures in the human body that aid the physician in the diagnosis or treatment of disease and injury.

Includes instruction in MRI imaging, sectional anatomy and pathology, MRI technology, MRI techniques and procedures, MRI physics, and clinical training.

What can you do with a major/degree in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology/Technician Major?

In the capacity of an MRI Technologist or Technician, it is your job to operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging 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 computer data such as patient history, anatomical area to be scanned, orientation specified, and position of entry.


Job opportunities for MRI technologists/technicians are very likely in the future as this career subsector is expected to see a seven percent (7%) growth 2019-2029.


MRI technologists typically need an associate degree. MRI technologists/technicians may start out as radiologic technologists. Most states require radiologic technologists/technicians to be licensed or certified, but few states require licensure for MRI technologists. Regardless of state requirements, employers typically require or prefer to hire technologists/technicians who are certified.


Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology/Technician Major

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.


Publications/Magazines in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology/Technician Major