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The Radiologic Technologist/Radiographer

The radiologic technologist/radiographer specializes in the use of X-ray radiation (energy), and performs a wide variety of radiologic procedures for use in the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, diseases, and injuries. Radiographers also assist radiologists in the performance of many specialized exams. Radiographers must be deeply compassionate, have strong communications skills, enjoy teamwork, and also meet the challenge of working independently in high pressure clinical situations.

Though hospitals and medical centers are the most common places of employment; radiographers are employed in clinics, doctors' offices, out-patient health care facilities, and diagnostic imaging centers.

For a more detailed job description, national salary ranges, career opportunities and job outlook, additional information is available through the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (www.asrt.org) and the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov).

Career Opportunities(CIP CODE 51.0911)

A career as a radiologic technologist/radiographer gives graduates many different choices and job opportunities. Graduates may specialize in magnetic resonance imaging, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, cardiac catheterization, medical sonography, mammography, or computed tomography. Radiographers may also choose careers in radiography education, management, sales, and marketing.

The practice of radiography for at least one year, as a certified/registered radiologic technologist, is often an educational requirement for further study and certification in many other diagnostic imaging specialties.

The Radiography program is designed to prepare you 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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The job placement rate for the Radiologic Technology program was unable to be calculated at this time, pending the creation of an approved formula for job placement calculations by the U.S. Department of Education. Upon publication of a formula, this web page will be updated promptly.