Rapidly developing. Technologically advanced. A core element of patient diagnosis. Can you picture yourself with a career as a Radiologic Technologist? Think about where we would be as a society without the use of x-rays in patient diagnosis. X-rays allow you to see inside of someone, capturing what can't otherwise be seen. And every day, that technology becomes more precise and advanced. With the fairly recent addition of the Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), images are now digital and can be viewed by physicians almost immediately after they are captured.
Radiography Career Outlook
But how do you fit into that picture? Start with a degree in Radiography and you will have limitless options for your career path! An A.S. in this field can lead to further education in Nuclear Medicine Technology, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Sonography, and many other health-related fields. Our graduates have gone on to achieve certification in advanced modalities, manage radiology departments in hospitals and imaging centers, become educators in diagnostic and advanced imaging programs, and become vendor sales and training specialists.
Choose Only the Best
Students that study Radiography at ADU have the benefit of an accredited program with highly experienced faculty. The program lab is equipped with an energized x-ray machine and is linked to the PACS system through Florida Hospital so that real-time case studies can be presented and studied. A variety of clinical rotations throughout the Florida Hospital system allows students to interface with the latest technology preparing them for their future careers. Since most of our graduates seek employment at Florida Hospital after graduation, you can think of your time during these clinical rotations as a two-year job interview! Graduates right out of school can expect to earn $38,000-53,000 per year in the Central Florida area.
Want to know more about what it's like to be a Radiologic Technologist? Visit these websites:
- www.arrt.org - American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
- www.asrt.org - American Society of Radiologic Technologists
To get started on your future career, apply now!
Updated: September 4, 2012 - 4:15pm - by Webmaster