Radiologic Sciences is a profession combining advanced technology and human compassion. Technologists use their knowledge of physics and human anatomy and physiology to create permanent medical images. This is a profession that requires a dependable personality with a mature and caring nature. Radiologic services are offered in various settings such as hospitals, health care facilities, physician’s offices, mobile imaging companies, industrial plants, research centers, government agencies, commercial sales and marketing.
A person trained in this profession may specialize in their own area, as listed below or pursue careers as educators, researchers, consultants or administrators. The constant growth in this field has created many new and exciting career opportunities. There are several choices to make when considering a career in radiologic technology.
Our Associate Degree program will train students who will be in the hospital environment. These students will receive additional training in fluoroscopy, contrast studies, level 1 trauma, surgery, and CT Scan. Upon graduation and passing of the A.R.R.T. examination, these graduates are able to specialize in a wide variety of modalities.
The students will learn all examinations performed on the skeletal system. They will learn additional skills to make them very marketable such as venipuncture, EKG, basic lab procedures, vital signs and patient assessment. These graduates are able to specialize in Bone Densitometry, Sonography and Nuclear Medicine.
Salaries vary nationwide. However, the range is usually reflective of training, education, and experience. Excellent benefit packages often accompany a higher than average pay scale. Employment opportunities are available nationwide and offer the radiologic technologist flexible work situations to accommodate various lifestyles and needs. Many hospital or college based programs offer financial assistance for qualified students. Admission requirements vary but basic math and science skills are important. On completion of an accredited program, the graduate is eligible for certification in the field of radiologic technology.
Areas of specialization include the following:
Computerized Tomography (CT Scanning); Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI Scanning); Nuclear Medicine; Sonography/ Ultrasound; Interventional Radiology(Special Procedures/Heart Catheterizations); Mammography; Radiation Oncology.