I am once again thinking about career-transitioning into medical, and probably medical imaging. I'm interested in CT or MRI, or picture interp. My background is math and physics, and there is medical physics and medical/physics imaging.

When I have looked before, it seems like the route to a CT or MRI position is through x-ray tech, or maybe through specialized multi-year school programs. From what I've read, ALL medical imaging is currently oversaturated with applicants, and I don't wanna go to school for 1-2 years in an xray tech program, spend lots of tuition, come out with 10-40k$ debt [estimated], and then be making a pay of ~40k$/yr.

Does anyone know of alternate non-XRT paths to MRI or CT imaging, or else of other positions dealing with imaging and image interpretation?