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Radiologic Technologist Interview Questions

30 Radiologic Technologist Interview Questions
Question 1 of 30
How would you respond to a patient who refuses an X-ray?
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Difficult patients will show up in your day every now and then. Tell the hiring manager how you deal with difficult patients.

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"I give difficult patients the same care that I give cooperative patients. I find that patients that refuse X-rays generally are anxious about the scan and just need their mind put at ease and their questions answered."
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"I would first ask the patient if they had any questions. I've found that by listening to the patient I can determine why they are refusing care."
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Question 2 of 30
Do you work well under pressure?
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When answering this question you will want to give a specific example of a situation when you had to work under pressure. Explain the strategies you used to successfully get through it. Keep your answer short and relevant and relay the information calmly.

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"I tend to thrive under pressure because it forces me to really focus on what I’m doing, assess my priorities, and come up with a plan. Rather than quickly reacting, I try to stop and collect my thoughts, remain calm, and envision a positive outcome."
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"I actually work better under pressure and I've found that I enjoy working in a challenging environment."
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Question 3 of 30
What are your salary expectations?
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The compensation question can be very difficult to answer. It's always best to start with what you are currently earning and then discuss what your future compensation goals look like.

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"Currently, I am earning 55K per year. I'd like to stay in this salary range. What range are you offering for this position?"
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"After researching the average salary for this location it seems that my current salary of $60K is quite comparable​."
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Question 4 of 30
Are you able to work well with a team?
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Your resume shows that you possess the skills to do the job, now the interviewer wants to see if you can work well with others. Tell the interviewer about a few of the characteristics you possess that will come in handy while working on a team. Do you follow or lead well? Do you keep the team organized? Are you the one that always seems to make others smile?

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"I do work well within the team. I'm often asked to be the lead of projects because of my time management and organizational skills. I don't have any problems delegating work, keeping a team on schedule and following up with people in order to accomplish a goal."
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"Absolutely! My approach with patients is to work within a multidisciplinary team. It's important that we work well together to provide the best care for the patient."
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Question 5 of 30
Why should we hire you?
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The interviewer wants to know what you bring to the table as a successful Radiologic Technologist. Tell the interviewer what sets you apart from the rest. Not sure what skills, work experience or characteristics to share? Ask your co-workers what they feel is the one unique thing that makes you a great person to work with.

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"I would bring my knowledge, skills, and passion to this job. My life's work has been caring for others and I look forward to the opportunity to care for others here."
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"I will bring 12 years experience of CT and MRI scanning to this position. I look forward to working with a team of profesisonals in your Oncology department."
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Heather Douglass has over 20 years experience recruiting and hiring candidates. She has a knack for resume writing. You can find her on twitter at @heatherinidaho.
First written on: 10/31/2014
Last modified on: 08/30/2018

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About Radiologic Technologist

August 30th, 2018

Radiologic technologists are allied medical professionals. They perform different types of diagnostic imaging examinations at the request of the doctor in charge and may also administer radiation therapy treatments as required.

Radiologic technologists generally work in hospitals, private clinics and emergency care centers or they may have their own private clinic. They may be generalists or they may choose to specialize in a specific imaging technique such as mammography, bone densitometry, sonography, magnetic resonance imaging or computed topography. Radiologic technologists work closely with radiologists, who are qualified physicians.

To work as a radiologic technologist, you must complete at least two years in an accredited hospital-based program or a 4-year program at an academic institution. They must also pass a national certification examination. Radiologic technologists must be thoroughly conversant with different examination techniques, patient positioning and basic patient care as well as radiation protection and equipment protocol.

At your interview for a radiologic technologist job, your interviewer will want to know why you chose this particular career and what measures you've taken to solidify your career choice. They will also want to know more about your career goals and where you see yourself a few years. For more questions that will help you be better prepared for your interview check out radiologic technologist mock interview questions and think about how you would answer them.