Xray tech~ more $$$ than RN??? - page 9

by SoulShine75

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Hi everyone. I'm a little confused about something. I know this girl, let's call her Miss Braggart. Anyhow, she's a friend of a friend of a friend and after speaking to her a few times i've come to the conclusion that I don't... Read More


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    Quote from midnightkk
    I work as an RN in Medical Imaging In British Columbia. We have a cath lab and Interventional suite, the RN's start the IV's for CT Scan and inject the contrast (or whoever is free does this). I know the x-ray techs, with about 20 years of service make about $33.00/hour, and the RN's make approx $31.00/hour. I do not complain, as we work as a team. I can see occasionally that there is a lack of understanding the clear role of the nursing duties, but generally we all get along. We have some type A personalities, and I know everyone does not want to keep the scanner table empty for one minute, but sometimes we need to slow down and listen to the patients concerns. I am getting off topic, but just a little venting. In BC, nurses go to school for four years to get their BSN (there is no longer a 3 year diploma program), and I believe it is also four years to be a radiology tech, so I think we should make equal pay. After all we both are saving lives.
    ((Speaking of x-ray techs, meaning a tech. not an RN))..
    How do x-ray techs save lives? When ever there is a code, they just stand there! When something goes wrong, they look to the RN on what to do!
    The RN's do all the work and take responsibility. I think RN's should make WAY more than they do now!
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    If it makes you guys feel any better, us EMS people are still making less than all of you
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    this would mean that the rn would be making 70/hr.there is no way!!!! i live in texas, and if this where the case san antonio would be overflowing with nurses.





    Quote from nursefirst
    http://www.hospitaljobsonline.com/jp...?jobid=1617995 << up to 2800/wk

    2800 enter * 50 (weeks) enter = 140k bingo!!!!
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    I live in NY, approx. 30 miles from NYC. Most hospitals in my area start new grad RN's with at least $23 or more per hour (depending on the shift) LPN's $17-19 per hour (in the hospitals that still hire LPNs). LTC facilities pay LPN's better, some start at $24 per hour as a staff nurse! I know a few RN's that work in NYC hospitals that make over $40 per hour (all with at least 10 years on the job though). Nurses (especially RN's) who have strong peds, vent or dialysis experience can almost name their own price for home care.

    X-ray techs make about $16 or 17 per hour in our local hospitals.
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    Radiology Tech's make more money in Tennessee, BUT you have to have an Associates as a pre-req. So, essentially it is an advanced training type scenario here. You can't be a respiratory tech, sonographer, or rad. tech without being an RN first.
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    Quote from txspadequeen921
    Dont ya just hate people like that. Tell her your allnurses.com sister makes over 21/ hour as a LVN, so she now can shut her pie hole. Dont forget to tell her I take my hillbilly self down to the governor's house for dinner once a week...
    Hi. I work at a hospital as an operator but I am also attending school for nursing. Anyways, today I spoke to the XRAY tech and asked her a bunch of questions regarding her job. I asked her what the typical salary of an xray tech would be and she said that the starting salary is $21/h!!! So you can imagine my reaction when she said this...the way I see it I'm going to do more homework about XRAY techs and Nurses. Either way I might just decide to do both.
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    Quote from sockov
    ((Speaking of x-ray techs, meaning a tech. not an RN))..
    How do x-ray techs save lives? When ever there is a code, they just stand there! When something goes wrong, they look to the RN on what to do!
    The RN's do all the work and take responsibility. I think RN's should make WAY more than they do now!
    Just a week or so ago, a patient arrested in MRI and was wheeled down to ER (without warning) per stretcher by one transport person. Guess you can figure he didn't make it!
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    Originally Posted by diamondgirl
    I hear they pay a small fortune for American nurses to work in Saudia Arabia. And for the amount they pay, I'd gladly wrap my body in one of those cloths (I forget what they're called). And I'm dead serious.
    Wow, youre far braver than I am....noooo way would I go over there.

    p.s...it's called a Burqua.
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    in Louisiana you do not have to be an rn to go to xray school or to physical therapy school but you do have to have a minimum of two years of college and since they have such a limited enrollment probably about 100 per six months i am sure that having a rn even an ad degree would give you a boost toward being admitted
    what ever encouage your children to educate themselves to the best of their ability..so your grandchildren will have the wherewithal to go to college
    as to op study and apply yourself you will never regret learning something
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    dont forget tho almost anywhere in the country a RN will make a bit more than a RT. some places salaries are on par, and even fewer places where RTs makes more than RNs. they both have 2 years of ACTUAL schooling, some of the prereqs are just different. usually the only diff for a Associates is that RNs take microbiology and RTs take physics. but RTs dont deal with as much "drama" that RNs deal with on the floor. i want to be a RT and i would feel bad that i made as much as a nurse, because i know that an Rts job is "easier" (however u want to look at that) than an RNs. so dont feel bad if ur friend says all that crap. because karma aka payback is a biah......lol

    who cares what people say? u do what u enjoy!


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