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Want to be a vital member of a patient care team? A radiologic technologist works with x-rays or radioactive substances for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
Why Study Radiologic Technology: Radiologic Technologists work on the cutting edge of scientific progress. The field encompasses several disciplines from which to choose, and with increasing demand in health-care settings around the country, radiologic technology offers the potential for job stability, a good salary and a promising future.
Sonograms, CT Scans, X-Rays, MRIs and more …
Radiologic technologists can specialize in more than one procedure. From performing sonograms for expectant mothers to furnishing x-rays of broken bones to providing radiation treatments, the job is a rewarding one whose contribution to patient care is significant.
According to 2010 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for radiologic technologists are growing faster than for most professions. The 2009 average income for radiologic technologists was $54,180. Technologists who are skilled at more than one procedure will be the most marketable. Promising job opportunities are available around the country in:
Diagnostic Imaging Centers
Extended Care Facilities
For potential salary and wage information, visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website.
Georgia Perimeter College partners with two programs, DeKalb Medical Center of Radiologic Technology and Grady Health System to offer a curriculum that will prepare you for a great career in Radiologic Technology. You’ll take general education courses at GPC and radiology specialty courses at DeKalb Medical or Grady Health System. After successful completion of the program, you are eligible to take the national exam. Pass that, and you pass GO! You’ll become a registered radiologic technologist (radiographer) R.T.(R). Your future begins!