Would you like to work with people in a medically related job that’s different every day? What about a career that’s always in demand, pays well and has numerous specializations?
You may not know Radiologic Sciences by name, but if you’ve ever had an X-ray, you’ve met a radiologic technologist. They are the medical personnel who perform diagnostic imaging exams and give radiation therapy treatments. RTs work in hospitals, medical centers, diagnostic imaging centers and doctors’ offices.
A career in Radiologic Sciences can lead in many directions, since demand is high with increasingly sophisticated health care. Specializations include mammography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, cardiovascular-interventional technology and nuclear medicine. Whether you consider yourself technically adept or not, you can succeed in Radiologic Sciences — it’s part science, part art.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health-related occupations will add the most new jobs to the economy — nearly one-third of the total increase — through 2022. Fourteen of the top 20 fastest-growing jobs listed by America’s Career Infonet are in health care occupations.
Radiologic technologists are listed as a targeted occupation in Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas’ top local job openings, showing 2,020 job openings this year at an average salary of $28.68 an hour. For jobs requiring at least an associate degree, CareerOneStop lists radiologic technician as sixth in its top 36
careers with the most job openings through 2022 as well as 11th in its 39
fastest-growing occupations. Positions for radiologic technicians are projected to increase by 25 percent in Texas through 2024.
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As a part of your training in Radiologic Sciences, you’ll study scientific subjects such as anatomy, physics and radiation safety. You’ll learn computer skills specific to your career. You’ll also learn how to communicate with patients, solve problems and work with other members of the health care team.
Because our comprehensive programs also includes clinical rotations in area hospitals and medical centers, you’ll have a hands-on opportunity to practice patient care skills and technical knowledge. You’ll work side-by-side in radiology departments with doctors, nurses and experienced radiologic technologists.
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degrees and certificates in Radiologic Sciences.
This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information please visit dcccd.edu/hb1508.
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