Radiologic technologists play a critical role in patient care. Maybe you’re considering beginning a Radiologic Technology program. Or, maybe you’re about to finish your program and begin your new career. Wherever you are in the process, here’s what you can expect after program completion.
Proving Your Qualifications Through Certification
Your first step after completing your program should be to obtain certification through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). This certification shows that you know the subject matter required for career success. To obtain the certification, you’ll need to take and pass a board exam.
Not all states require certification for employment. It’s important to check your local laws before trying to enter the field. Even if your state doesn’t require licensing, it can still be important in your job search. Certification can set you apart from other applicants.
Finding a New Job as a Radiologic Technologist
Once you obtain certification, it’s time to find the perfect new job. Many healthcare facilities require radiologic technologists to help facilitate patient care. Some of those facilities include:
- Long-term care facilities
- Specialty clinics
- Cancer care centers
- Diagnostic imaging centers
- Doctor’s offices
Is there a specific specialty you’d like to work in? For example, do you enjoy pediatric care or perhaps orthopedics? Deciding on a specialty will help you narrow down your facility choices. Once decided, a quick online search can help you locate open positions in your chosen specialty.
Try Indeed or Monster to find openings. You can also try LinkedIn which many companies use to post open positions. If you struggle to find the perfect opening for you, reach out to us. We offer job placement services to all of our students.
A Day in the Life of a Radiologic Technologist
As a radiologic technologist, you’ll spend your days helping medical professionals diagnose medical conditions and injuries through x-ray imaging. For example, your images can show everything from bone breaks to illnesses such as pneumonia.
Throughout the day, you’ll position patients for x-ray imaging, administer the imaging and analyze the images. You’ll also operate and maintain many different types of equipment and help manage your patients’ exposure to radiation.
Want to Become a Radiologic Technologist? Reach Out to Cambridge Today!
Are you ready to start your new career in radiology? Cambridge is here to help. To learn more about our Radiologic Technology program or for answers to your questions, give us a call at 877-206-4279 or send us a message.