Have you ever dreamed of making a difference in people’s lives as a healthcare professional? Do you enjoy diving deep into physical conditions to help identify and begin to resolve health issues on a daily basis? A career in radiologic technology can help you fulfill those objectives while providing flexible, stable and rewarding job opportunities nearly anywhere in the country.
Read on to find out more about the duties of radiologic technologists and learn about the top benefits of a career in this fast-growing profession.
Blending Technology, Science and Human Compassion
Radiologic technology uniquely blends technology, science and the human touch, making it a perfect career choice for students who enjoy technology as well as physical and medical sciences. This profession is said to be high-tech and high-touch. During your studies, you will learn to use technology to capture and manipulate radiographic images, as well as study patient care, anatomy, biology, radiation safety and physics. You’ll also learn to communicate with the persons you treat with confidence, patience and efficiency, as well as gain experience on how to solve problems at the workplace and work with other healthcare professionals as part of a team.
Schedule Flexibility and Options
There is no typical day for a radiologic technologist. While you will have a set of daily responsibilities, no two days are the same in this fascinating profession. Further, radiologic technologists are often able to work part-time, evenings and weekends, depending on their employer. This varied work schedule often allows for greater flexibility in planning time with family and friends.
Ability to Help Others Each Day
As a radiologic technologist, you will have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of countless patients. Each day, you will work hand-in-hand with medical professionals to investigate various physical conditions and be a part of the solution that helps your patients recover and get back to enjoying life.
Salary and Employment Outlook
Job stability and employment opportunities are a big deciding factor when choosing a new career. With the aging of the American population and many Baby Boomers reaching a stage in life when fractures and medical conditions are more prevalent, the demand for healthcare professionals is on the rise. A career in radiologic technology offers a promising future, job stability and a respectable salary, with current wage surveys ranging from $39,000 to $57,000 annually.
Take the First Step to a Brighter Future
Community Technical and Adult Education’s Radiologic Technology program combines an academic and clinical practicum that prepares students to apply for national certification as a Radiologic Technologist. Applications for the program beginning in August 2016 are accepted beginning January 1 and are due by May 15, 2016.
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