Diagnostic Imaging Professionals in California


Vanessa Lindler, Lorraine Woo, Susan A. Chapman

Oct 2003

The diagnostic imaging professions provide vital services in the modern health care system, and as with other types of healthcare workers such as registered nurses and clinical laboratory scientists, there is a current labor shortage within these professions. This issue brief examines this workforce in California and addresses its critical issues and policy concerns, namely its severe workforce shortage, increased risk of injury, and job burnout. To successfully meet these challenges and the growing need for high quality diagnostic imaging services, increased attention to these professions and the challenges they face will be essential.