MRI Technician Salaries in Mississippi

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment rate for radiology technicians and MRI technicians alike is expected to grow much faster in comparison to all other occupations combined. From 2008 to 2018, the number of MRI technicians employed throughout the nation will rise by 17%. This employment rate is expected to create as many as 37,000 new job positions, with many positions opening up in Mississippi as a result. MRI technicians in major cities like Jackson, West Gulfport, Gulfport, Biloxi, and Hattiesburg are encouraged to search for job availability in local hospitals such as Tupelo Hospital, Northern Mississippi Medical Center, Baptist Memorial Hospital, and University of Mississippi Medical Center, as hospitals are the largest industry employers for MRI technicians in Mississippi.

Once employed, MRI technician salaries average at $82,000 annually. This is a much higher salary average in comparison to the national salary average for MRI technicians, which is closer to $64,000 annually. MRI technicians that acquire specialized training in areas like nuclear medical technology, cardiovascular technology, and diagnostic medical sonography may continue to demand high salary offers. In addition, MRI technicians that earn advanced degrees in radiology or accomplish certifications in other field-related disciplines may find wider-ranging salary expectations. Lastly, Mississippi MRI technician salary averages tend to vary across different regions of the state, so the ability to relocate is advantageous. Here are the salary averages for some of the biggest cities in Mississippi:

Jackson:  $72,000/yr
Gulfport:  $46,000/yr
Biloxi: $53,000/yr
Hattiesburg:  $58,000/yr
Meridian:  $56,000/yr

*Salary statistics are based on findings by indeed.com

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