The Radiography Program may be a good match for you if you are:
- efficient and accurate with an eye for detail.
- able to follow physicians' orders.
- seeking a career helping others.
- physically able to meet the demands of the profession.
- good at science and math.
As a radiologic technologist, you will work with patients to produce radiographs that aid in the diagnosis of diseases. You will prepare patients for the exam, position them for the radiograph, and follow all regulations to protect yourself, your patients, and your co-workers from unnecessary exposure. This is a physically demanding career; you're on your feet for long periods and must be able to lift or turn patients and move equipment.
You'll learn through classroom, laboratory, and clinical education experiences. You'll work with patients as part of your training. When you graduate, you are eligible to write the ARRT national registry examination to become an RT(R), Registered Technologist (Radiography). The Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20N Wacker Drive, Suite 2840, Chicago, IL 60606-2901; phone 312-704-5300; fax 312-704-5304; e-mail mail @jrcert.org; website www.jrcert.org.
Employment prospects are good for registered technologists. Radiologic technologists willing to relocate and who are experienced in more than one diagnostic imaging modality (x-ray, CT, MRI) have the best employment opportunities.
The Radiography Program could be your first step toward a rewarding career!