Degrees and certificates in the Radiologic Sciences program may lead to the following jobs or careers:
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All data gathered for Dallas/Fort Worth. Source: DCCCD Labor Market Intelligence
You may not know Radiologic Sciences by name, but if you’ve ever had an X-ray, you’ve met a radiologic technologist. They are the medical personnel who perform diagnostic imaging exams and give radiation therapy treatments. RTs work in hospitals, medical centers, diagnostic imaging centers and doctors’ offices.
Radiologic technologists usually work a 40-hour week, sometimes including evening, weekend or on-call hours. Opportunities are also available for part-time and shift work, as well as flexible scheduling. Technologists operate diagnostic machines in designated clinical areas of a hospital, medical center, diagnostic imaging center or physician’s office. They must comply with safety regulations at all times, protecting themselves, their patients and co-workers from unnecessary exposure to radiation.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health-related occupations will add the most new jobs to the economy — nearly one-third of the total increase — through 2022. Fourteen of the top 20 fastest-growing jobs listed by America’s Career Infonet are in health care occupations.
Radiologic technologists are listed as a targeted occupation in Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas’ top local job openings, showing 2,020 job openings this year. For jobs requiring at least an associate degree, CareerOneStop lists radiologic technician as sixth in its top 36 careers with the most job openings through 2022 as well as 11th in its 39 fastest-growing occupations. Positions for radiologic technicians are projected to increase by 25 percent in Texas through 2024.
The job demands sound physical and mental health, and:
They may also:
Opportunities for advancement within the field include: