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Radiology Specialist

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Radiology Specialist - 68P

  • Active/Reserve:Both
  • Officer/Enlisted:Enlisted
  • Restrictions:None


The radiology specialist is primarily responsible for operating X-ray and related equipment used in diagnosing and treating injuries and diseases.

Job Duties

  • Perform body section radiography, foreign body localization, prenatal, pediatric, urogenital and radiographic examinations of the digestive, respiratory, vascular and nervous systems
  • Operate fixed and portable radiology equipment
  • Prepare, assemble and adjust instruments, materials and equipment
  • Inspect and perform operator maintenance on radiology equipment
  • Requirements

  • Not Applicable
  • Training

    Job training for a radiology specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 46 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice with radiological equipment.Some of the skills you'll learn are:

  • Patient care in radiology
  • Medical ethics and law
  • Human structure and function
  • Principles of radiation protection
  • Field radiography
  • Helpful Skills

  • Interest in algebra, biology and other sciences
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to follow strict standards and procedures
  • Enjoy helping others

    The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is an examination that is administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command. It is used to determine qualification and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.

  • Skilled Technical (ST): 106
  • Compensation

  • Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.

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