If you would like to enter the health care industry, consider Northwestern College’s Radiology technician program in the Chicago, IL area. Radiologic technicians perform diagnostic imaging examinations, such as X-rays and CT scans, in order to assist in diagnosing patients.
Offered at our Bridgeview campus, the Radiography program of Northwestern College is committed to excellence in radiologic technology education and its administration. Consistent with the mission of Northwestern College to "provide a vital human resource for today's ever-changing society," the purpose of our program is to graduate competent and caring entry-level radiographers to meet the health care needs of our community.
Upon completion of the radiologic technician program, students will:
The expected characteristics of the graduate include being able to:
The Radiography program is designed to prepare students for potential employment in the following: (the occupation listed contains a link to information on the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET website).
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Radiographers can find work in hospitals, imaging centers, outpatient clinics, and physicians’ offices. Graduates can choose to specialize in different clinical areas, such as prenatal care or orthopedics. An increasing aging population in the U.S. has led to a corresponding increase in medical conditions, such as bone fractures and other degenerative diseases, making radiologic technologists in demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment for radiologic technologists is set to grow by 28% through 2020. Those with multiple certifications have the best prospects in terms of employment and job growth.
At Northwestern College, we pride ourselves on our experienced faculty and up-to-date curriculum. Our programs are accredited by reputed organizations, to ensure high academic standards.
Northwestern College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is also a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org.
The Northwestern College School of Health Sciences Radiography Program is granted programmatic accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, www.jrcert.org.
In order to get a better understanding of the Radiologic Technology program at Northwestern College, call or email us today. One of our educational advisors will be happy to help you choose the health care program that is best suited to meet your career goals. You can also schedule a visit to our Bridgeview campus and speak to our students and faculty in person.