Analysis on Working Force Supply of Radiologic Technologist in Korea

국내 방사선사 인력수급 현황 분석

  • 최경호 (전주대학교 방사선학과) ;
  • 조정근 (전주대학교 방사선학과)
  • Received : 2017.06.01
  • Accepted : 2017.07.20
  • Published : 2017.07.28


To prevent over supplying of workforce with radiologic technologist license, effort to create new jobs related to radioactive from medical field and radiation-related academia should be put first. For this, investigating present condition is required by close analysis of working force supply related to radiation. Therefore in this research, basic data useful for developing future radiation-related policy and plan is provided from analysis of present supplying condition of radiologic technologists in Korea. Results are as following. First, number of people qualified as radiologic technologists consistently increased; 15,639 more people took the license in 2014 compared with 2004, showing growth rate of 75.6%. Second, about 65.7%, most of workforce related to radiation engaged in medical area. Third, estimating supply and demand of radiologic technologists by time period of 5 years from 2015 to 2040, about 6,000 number of surplus work force was predicted around 2020. Fourth, satisfaction of graduates who majored in radiology was quite low for their first occupation. These results implicate necessity of systemic supplementation which can expand medical areas where radiologic technologists can work.


Radiologic Technologist;Work force;Medical manpower;Descriptive statistics;National license


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