Looking for a challenging medical career that involves helping patients and working with others who share your passion? An exciting career as a radiologic technologist may be for you.
What is a radiologic technologist/radiographer?
A radiologic technologist (RT) or radiographer is a vital member of any healthcare team. RTs combine extensive knowledge of advanced medical imaging with a passionate drive to help others. RTs use their knowledge of physics, human anatomy, and the ever-advancing field of medical imaging technology to produce images that are interpreted by a radiologist -- a medical doctor who specializes in interpreting medical images and performing radiologic procedures. RTs may also specialize in various advanced imaging modalities, including cardiovascular-interventional radiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), mammography, and bone densitometry. With further education, RTs may also pursue careers in radiation therapy, medical dosimetry, nuclear medicine, and sonography.
How does one become a radiologic technologist?
To be employed as a radiologic technologist one must:
- Obtain an associate or baccalaureate degree from an accredited community college or university;
- Graduate from an accredited radiologic technology program;
- Earn certification by passing the national ARRT exam in radiography; and
- Possess valid state licensure, where applicable.
Furthermore, RTs are committed to a lifetime of learning to maintain their ARRT credentials by completing continuing education (CE) credits every year.
Nationally, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS 2017) found openings for radiologic technologists expanding faster than the national average. The BLS expect a 13% jump in openings for radiologic and MRI technologists between 2016 and 2026, while the average growth for all occupations during that time period is expected to be 7%. The job outlook for radiologic technologists is bright, with the expected addition of 25,300 positions in this field.
For more information on careers in radiologic technology, see the ASRT link.
Our school has a maintained a 100% employment rate (within 6 months after graduation) for graduates who sought employment after becoming registered radiologic technologists.
See the links below for information on the program and how to apply today.
Contact Trinity Health Radiologic Technology Program
P.O. Box 5020, Minot, ND 58702-5020
or e-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org