X-ray technicians are critical members of the patient care team. They assist medical professionals by using imaging to diagnose medical conditions and injuries. They also support patients by managing their exposure to radiation and positioning them for imaging. If you’re interested in becoming an x-ray technician, there are a few steps you must follow.
Start With an Accredited Radiologic Technologist Program
Once you obtain your high school diploma or GED, you’re ready to attend an accredited Radiologic Technology program. Cambridge College of Healthcare and Technology in Miami offers an in-depth program where you’ll learn how to:
- Position patients for imaging
- Ensure the quality of x-ray images
- Administer and analyze x-ray images
- Inject trace agents
- Operate imaging equipment
The program takes two years to complete and results in an Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology degree. You’ll also get to work in local clinical healthcare facilities to gain hands-on experience in the field.
Obtain Certification Through the ARRT
Once you complete your program, you’ll be prepared to take and pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification exam, which is required for employment.
Our Miami campus is located conveniently on Park Centre Boulevard and offers a comfortable learning space. Plus, we offer state-of-the-art training labs where you’ll work with the same equipment you’ll use in the field. Our supportive faculty and staff are committed to helping you succeed. Whether you need an encouraging word, study assistance or test prep, we’re here for you.
Find the Perfect Career Through Our Career Services Department
With your degree and ARRT certification in hand, you’ll be ready for entry-level employment as an x-ray technician. The final step is to find the perfect career. We can help with that too through our Career Services department.
Our Career Services department offers one-on-one counseling. We’ll help you build your resumé, improve your interview skills and discover your unique strengths. Plus, our job placement services provide you with open positions in many local healthcare facilities.
Our career advisors partner with medical clinics, diagnostic centers, insurance companies and hospitals to help them fill vacancies. In fact, Cambridge places students with employers every single day.
Your Radiology Career Starts Here at Cambridge in Miami
Cambridge College of Healthcare and Technology wants to support you in your career goals. It all starts on our Miami campus. To learn more about our Radiologic Technologist program or to apply today, give us a call at 877-206-4279 or send us a message.