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Would you like to work with people in a medically related job that’s different every day? What about a career that’s always in demand, pays well and has numerous specializations?

What Does a Radiologic Technologist Do?

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.

A career in Radiologic Sciences can lead in many directions, since demand is high with increasingly sophisticated health care. Specializations include mammography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, cardiovascular-interventional technology and nuclear medicine. Whether you consider yourself technically adept or not, you can succeed in Radiologic Sciences — it’s part science, part art.

Why is This a Good Career Bet?

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. Job growth in the health care industry reflects the medical needs of a larger older population and more insured people in the U.S. stemming from health care reform.

Radiological technicians are listed as a targeted occupation in Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas’ top local job openings, showing 2,320 job openings this year at an average salary of $27.74 an hour. For jobs requiring at least an associate degree, America’s Career Infonet 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 30 percent through the coming decade. High job growth is defined as an annual increase of more than 10 percent.

U.S. News and World Report’s Money Careers lists radiologic technician as 15th in its top 36 “best health care jobs” through the next decade.

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A Well-Rounded Education

As a part of your training in Radiologic Sciences, you’ll study scientific subjects such as anatomy, physics and radiation safety. You’ll learn computer skills specific to your career. You’ll also learn how to communicate with patients, solve problems and work with other members of the health care team.

Because our comprehensive programs also includes clinical rotations in area hospitals and medical centers, you’ll have a hands-on opportunity to practice patient care skills and technical knowledge. You’ll work side-by-side in radiology departments with doctors, nurses and experienced radiologic technologists.

Degrees or Certificates in Radiologic Sciences

Brookhaven College • El Centro College

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