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

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... Read More

  1. Visit  CodingProfessional profile page
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    I am sorry but a Unit Secretary does not make more than an X-Ray tech. I was a unit sec for 6 1/2 yrs. You don't even make as much as a Nurse assistant. :uhoh21:



    Quote from galaxy781
    wow you hit the nail on the head, i have met so many of those types of people in my life but just couldnt put into words exactly what it was that i didnt like about them...but yep thats definetly it...in one of my nursing courses there is a girl just like that, she never forgets to point out that she has a job waiting for her as soon as she gets out of school at Univeristy hospital, and she was so great that they are saving a job just for her...blah blah lol..i live in NKY and i have heard of new nurses down here making 20-28/hr..i dont know what xray techs make but i know my mom did it for awhile years ago and she transfered to 'unit secretarty' bc it offered her more money....so i would definetly think rns even new grad woujld make more....call a local hospital and ask..or go to www.monster.com and they have a salary wizzard there where u can put in your zip code and profession and it will tell you what the ave salary is...in fact i just did it for you kind of...a staff nurse (general RN) in Louisville, Ky, according to Monster.com says the median salary is...50k-55k/yr (base salary)..wow seems high...i couldnt find anything i thought was similar to xray tech...they have MRI tech but i dont know if those are even close?? lol...
  2. Visit  CodingProfessional profile page
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    You cracked me up. What you said is so true1!!

    Quote from bobnurse
    I have a buddy who manages a 7-eleven store.....he makes more than most RN's and Rad Techs.......

    I have another buddy who sells cars.....Makes more than most Rn's and Rad Techs......

    I have a cousin who delivers papers.......Makes considerably lower than RN's and Rad techs.........

    But who Cares...........If your jealous that a Rad-tech makes more, than go be a rad-tech...........Hell, if your worried about salaries.........I can get you in with 7-eleven.

    PM me if your interested in the 7-eleven job...........
  3. Visit  MattP profile page
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    Quote from lizz
    Don't believe everything you hear. In my experience, people often exaggerate what they make. It's human nature.



    This is very true. My brother-in-law works at the same company as I do and he is always talking about how many raises he gets and how much money he makes and all the bonus's and bla, bla, bla...........

    I guess he doesn't realize it yet, but since I work in accounting, I know how much everyone in the company makes. Salary, hourly, incentives and bonus's. I don't call him out though. If that makes him feel good to inflate his income by 10k a year, then so be it. I know better.
  4. Visit  TypicalFish profile page
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    Quote from SoulShine75
    That is pretty insulting.

    (Gotta vent again) What kills me about this woman is that everything she does is better and everything she's gone through is worse and so on. You all know the story. You cannot carry on a conversation with her because she never lets you speak and as soon as you jump in she interupts you. My husband landed his dream job about 6 months ago and his work gave him a cell phone. We have been thorugh a lot financially over the last 2 years and we were proud he finally found something that he loved and made a good living at. When he told her about the job her reply was...my cell phone is better, and she meant it! LOL Who in the he** says that?? Who cares??? Anyhow, I asked her a while back about the diff careers in the healthcare fields just to know a little about each, considering she works at the hospital and knows everything. Her reply was, "become a nurse because x-ray is full and you ain't gettin' my job honey". ( as if I wanted it ) She also stated that x-ray school was harder than RN and if she could get through x-ray I coud breeze by in nursing. She just knocks me down every chance she gets. I was appauled but kept a tight lip considering some people know when to speak and some people know when to listen and some people know when to sit on their hands so they don't choke someone. He he. :chuckle I don't have anything against x-ray tech's so please no haters..it's just her......HERRRRR!

    It just pains me to think I'm going to work so hard and make less money for more education! Her arrogance just drives me further towards my goals and hopefully someday I can ask her....did you get those x-rays done yet?? I have a patient waiting!

    Thanks for listening guys.
    You need to do three things:

    1) next time she brags, look her in the eye, smile, and say "wow, I am so glad that everything is going so well for you; My family and I are really happy with our choices." it sounds silly, but practice it-be ready (and see #3)

    2)Be proud of whatvever choice you make-I've checked, in pretty much every state, RNs make more than X-ray techs (this does not include specialty techs, or techs that work in a radiology facility); You'll likely be able to pass this woman by long term. BUT also remember why you made your choice-Money is important(I have three kids with college looming) but it is also who you are and what you do. You can never "win" with such an incredibly insecure person as this woman is-she has to continually brag to make herself feel better.

    3) and this is the hard one; DO NOT let her suck you into these conversations that drive you crazy; I know someone just like her, and I let her say her piece, say something like "wow that's great" and leave. DO NOT try and compete with her however great the urge is-you'll just feel annoyed and stupid for doing it later.

    And I promise you, keep in mind if this woman is really such a braggart, that you are not the only one who feels this way-so try and feel sorry for her and her need for continual attention and one-upping. Be the better person. It s*cks, but in the long run you'll feel better.

    Good Luck,
  5. Visit  tridil2000 profile page
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    Quote from TypicalFish
    You need to do three things:

    1) next time she brags, look her in the eye, smile, and say "wow, I am so glad that everything is going so well for you; My family and I are really happy with our choices." it sounds silly, but practice it-be ready (and see #3)

    2)Be proud of whatvever choice you make-I've checked, in pretty much every state, RNs make more than X-ray techs (this does not include specialty techs, or techs that work in a radiology facility); You'll likely be able to pass this woman by long term. BUT also remember why you made your choice-Money is important(I have three kids with college looming) but it is also who you are and what you do. You can never "win" with such an incredibly insecure person as this woman is-she has to continually brag to make herself feel better.

    3) and this is the hard one; DO NOT let her suck you into these conversations that drive you crazy; I know someone just like her, and I let her say her piece, say something like "wow that's great" and leave. DO NOT try and compete with her however great the urge is-you'll just feel annoyed and stupid for doing it later.

    And I promise you, keep in mind if this woman is really such a braggart, that you are not the only one who feels this way-so try and feel sorry for her and her need for continual attention and one-upping. Be the better person. It s*cks, but in the long run you'll feel better.

    Good Luck,
    you want to really throw her...

    tell her you love your work so much, you'd do it for free.

    you'll leave her speechless!
  6. Visit  student4ever profile page
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    Quote from tridil2000
    you want to really throw her...

    tell her you love your work so much, you'd do it for free.

    you'll leave her speechless!
    LOL, I did that when I left my job as a hospital admitting clerk to take a patient care tech job. I took a considerable pay cut (don't ask me why that is - it's rediculous because it's a much harder job), and everyone tried to talk me out of it. I looked them in the eye and said, "this job will help me become a better nurse when I get through school, and I want the experience enough that I would do it for free. I'm glad for the opportunities I have to learn all I can, and I believe that a mind full of knowledge is ten thousand times more valuable than a bank account full of money." That shocked them all speechless, and I now have a job that I love doing, and I am looking forward to a nursing career that I will love even more. Who cares what everyone else says or if they have more gadgets from circuit city than I do... I'm happy, and that's what matters to me.

    And on the x-ray tech vs. RN thing... at my hospital, x-ray techs make less, but not by much. The CT, MRI, and Nuclear Medicine techs do make more, but they have gone to school much longer and most have to relocate just to go to school for it, because there aren't a whole lot of those schools in my state. But they don't have as much contact with the patients as nurses do, which is why I would never be happy doing that no matter how much I would be making.
  7. Visit  mysticalwaters1 profile page
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    You know...maybe this was answered in the previous posts but since it's near the top again what EXACTLY does the xray tech and mri tech do? And their education? I didn't realize they made that much but then again what my hospital calls radiology techs are just transport people pusshing the beds to xray..wait maybe I've been off for 2 years! But I am curious what they do. I assume participate in the diagnostic part.

    But I know about braggers! Sadly my friend when i was little or rather a young teen would do that. We would ride bikes and she'd have to be ahead ALL the time. It didn't bother me until she kept doing it over and over again then it irked me for some reason. One time we raced to an area in the woods I tolder her to meet up at...of course she stops at the one spot first then I zoomed by and yelled I meant the other spot...SHE was so MAD!!! I thought it was hiliarous NOT because I beat her but that she was so upset! yeah I felt a little guilty about it but you know this utlimately ruined our friendship. But you know I tried to make it work but she was the one that could not deal with it. I would be the laid back one (that's funny i'm actually high strung now). And she was just too jealous. Well what funny about this all is that I thought it was a little kid thing and I find it with other adults and coworkers!
  8. Visit  Jessy_RN profile page
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    Hi Chrity,

    Don't believe everything you hear. "Mrs. Braggart" seems to have a big mouth and an obnoxious one at that.

    About her comparing your childs brand to her childs, the boat etc..... What is she in kindergarden? And it shouldn't bother you what she says as long as you have your child dressed, have a roof over your head and food on the table. Anyhow, she seems to be one of those families that try to keep up with the "Jones'".

    The best thing is to try to stay away from irritating people like that (keep them at a safe distance). Follow your dream and do what you have to do regardless of what people say.

    Who knows...maybe she tried nursing school but couldn't handle it so opted for x-ray tech :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle and is bitter when she found out you are going for nursing.

    I wish you the best of luck to you and your precious family
    Last edit by Jessy_RN on Jul 13, '05
  9. Visit  angelac1978 profile page
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    Quote from JessicaGmz
    Hi Chrity,


    Who knows...maybe she tried nursing school but couldn't handle it so opted for x-ray tech :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle

    is this really necessary? I am about to finish my first year of rad tech school and it is tough. We have the same pre-reqs as the nursing students do, with the exception of micro, but in its place we have to take 2 semesters of physics. Right now, we are in clinic 40 hours a week. During the regular semester we have 20 hours of clinic in addition to our classes. I am not trying to make an argument about which program is harder or which career is harder or more lucrative. Why can't we just agree that both programs are tough, and that anyone who works in healthcare has a tough job, whether you realize it or not. Also, can we avoid generalizations like the one about rad techs just standing around during a code waiting for the RNs to do something. It really isn't necessary.

    You know...maybe this was answered in the previous posts but since it's near the top again what EXACTLY does the xray tech and mri tech do? And their education? I didn't realize they made that much but then again what my hospital calls radiology techs are just transport people pusshing the beds to xray..wait maybe I've been off for 2 years! But I am curious what they do. I assume participate in the diagnostic part.
    Here is a link that explains the job that radiologic technologists do. Registered technologists must complete an accredited program that lasts from 18-24 months. There is a shortage of techs in most imaging modalities and so entrance into those schools is extremely competitive. Most schools will not accept you unless you have completed most or all of your pre-reqs. Once you complete the program you have to sit for the board exam adminstered by our national registry, www.arrt.org If one wants to work in an advanced modality like MRI, ultrasound, radiation therapy or nuclear medicine, more schooling is required, usually another year of classes and more clinic time. If your hospital is calling transporters radiology techs, then something is very very wrong there. I would never work at a hospital that gave transporters that title. It's like calling a CNA a nurse, which we all know is not appropriate.

    Also, I know of no state that requires that you be an RN before becoming an RT or MRI tech or any other imaging tech.

    I'm really not trying to be preachy here, but it is frustrating when there are so many misconceptions about my future career.

    A
  10. Visit  sunnyjohn profile page
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    Quote from angelac1978
    is this really necessary? I am about to finish my first year of rad tech school and it is tough. We have the same pre-reqs as the nursing students do, with the exception of micro, but in its place we have to take 2 semesters of physics. Right now, we are in clinic 40 hours a week. During the regular semester we have 20 hours of clinic in addition to our classes. I am not trying to make an argument about which program is harder or which career is harder or more lucrative. Why can't we just agree that both programs are tough, and that anyone who works in healthcare has a tough job, whether you realize it or not. Also, can we avoid generalizations like the one about rad techs just standing around during a code waiting for the RNs to do something. It really isn't necessary.



    Here is a link that explains the job that radiologic technologists do. Registered technologists must complete an accredited program that lasts from 18-24 months. There is a shortage of techs in most imaging modalities and so entrance into those schools is extremely competitive. Most schools will not accept you unless you have completed most or all of your pre-reqs. Once you complete the program you have to sit for the board exam adminstered by our national registry, www.arrt.org If one wants to work in an advanced modality like MRI, ultrasound, radiation therapy or nuclear medicine, more schooling is required, usually another year of classes and more clinic time. If your hospital is calling transporters radiology techs, then something is very very wrong there. I would never work at a hospital that gave transporters that title. It's like calling a CNA a nurse, which we all know is not appropriate.

    Also, I know of no state that requires that you be an RN before becoming an RT or MRI tech or any other imaging tech.

    I'm really not trying to be preachy here, but it is frustrating when there are so many misconceptions about my future career.

    A
    Very informative post about your future profession.
    :Melody:
  11. Visit  TypicalFish profile page
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    I don't think that the OP was trying to make a judgement between the two, nor has any post that I've read said that 'nurses are better than rad techs' -the Op was merely asking who made more between the two, due to this braggy kind of person who drives her nuts; it wasn't really about RT's-if this braggy woman would of been a chef or truck driver the post would of been the same-I think the OP just wanted to vent, get advice, and see if this woman was exaggerating-there was no implied or overt attack on RTs
    Last edit by TypicalFish on Jul 13, '05
  12. Visit  lady_jezebel profile page
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    Quote from SoulShine75
    It isn't that we "hang out" together. Our husbands coach 2 different ball teams together that our kids play on, so it's kind of an unavoidable thing but i've been doing my best to avoid her lately lol. She's also a friend of a friend of a friend as well. I do have one thing to say about her though, she has 2 great sons but I've noticed that they've gotten in the habit of talking over people too. Guess it runs in the family. He he he.
    You sound a little obsessed by this woman. There have & always will be people like her. For your own self-esteem, you've got to let this stuff go. It's my guess that you talk about this woman quite a bit to your husband or friends, thereby making yourself feel angry or jealous. Who really cares what she has said, does or thinks? Let it go!
  13. Visit  Jessy_RN profile page
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    Quote from angelac1978
    is this really necessary? I am about to finish my first year of rad tech school and it is tough. We have the same pre-reqs as the nursing students do, with the exception of micro, but in its place we have to take 2 semesters of physics. Right now, we are in clinic 40 hours a week. During the regular semester we have 20 hours of clinic in addition to our classes. I am not trying to make an argument about which program is harder or which career is harder or more lucrative. Why can't we just agree that both programs are tough, and that anyone who works in healthcare has a tough job, whether you realize it or not. Also, can we avoid generalizations like the one about rad techs just standing around during a code waiting for the RNs to do something. It really isn't necessary.


    A
    So sorry you took it that way. I believe you somehow twisted things and took it to the heart. I was talking about the braggy person and how childish she is.

    No, it was not necessary. I apologize if your feelings got hurt somehow and no one here has posted sterotypes about your profession or any other.
    All I can say is read things and don't get offended especially if the post was not directed to you. Just move on. I do apologize though. Have a wonderful day.

    Very useful and interesting information by the way
    Last edit by Jessy_RN on Jul 13, '05

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