Radiologic Technologist Training Program
Associates Degree in Radiologic Technology
Become a Radiologic Technologist With Cambridge
Cambridge’s Radiologic Technology program delivers the training you need to enter a successful career as a radiologic technologist. The program takes approximately two years to complete. And once you’re finished, you’ll walk away with an Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology.
What Is a Radiologic Technologist?
A radiologic technologist, also known as an x-ray technician, performs diagnostic imaging procedures on patients, including x-rays. Radiologic technologists play a critical role in supporting doctors and healthcare professionals in diagnosing and treating medical conditions and injuries.
Why Choose Cambridge?
You have a ton of choices when it comes to attending a radiology program. However, many students choose Cambridge because of the many benefits we offer, including:
- Hands-on training: You’ll get to use the skills you learn in class in real-world scenarios at local healthcare facilities through our clinical externship program. As a result, you can enter your new career with confidence in your abilities.
- Experienced instructors: Our instructors have experience in the field of radiology. This means you’ll receive expert insights you won’t find anywhere else.
- Career Services: Our Career Services department serves students after graduation. We offer interview assistance, job placement services and more to help you secure a rewarding position in radiology.
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Radiologic Technology Curriculum
Our Radiologic Technology program covers everything you need to know for success. You’ll learn how to position patients for exams, how to help protect patients from radiation and how to use x-ray equipment. You’ll also have the opportunity to practice your skills in the real world through our clinical externship program.
Radiologic Technology Associate’s Degree Courses
- English Composition
- Fundamentals of Speech
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Introduction to Health Science
- College Algebra
- Medical Terminology
- Introduction to Computers
- Introduction to Psychology
- Introduction to Radiologic Sciences
- Principles of Image Production
- Cross Sectional Anatomy/Advanced Modalities
- Radiographic Physics
- Clinical Externship
- Radiographic Procedures
- Senior Registry Review
- Radiographic Biology & Protection
Radiologic Technologist Work Environments
Radiologic technologists work anywhere x-ray imaging is required. This may include hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices, long-term care facilities, diagnostic imaging facilities and outpatient care centers.
What Is the Job Outlook for Radiologic Technologists?
X-ray technicians are in demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the radiologic technology career is expected to grow by 9% between now and 2030 which is just as fast as any other career opportunity.
Radiologic Technologist Salary
The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the average salary for a radiologic technologist is $63,710 per year or $30.63 per hour. Of course, this number could be higher or lower depending on your local job market and employer.
Associate’s Degree Program Financial Aid
Are you concerned about paying for your education? If so, it’s important to know that we offer various financial aid options to help support you. For those that qualify, some of our financial aid options may include:
- Pell Grants
- Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)
- Stafford Loans
- Veteran Benefits
- Certificate and diploma financial aid options
Upon successful completion of this program, students receive an Associates of Science Degree in Radiologic Technology
- Associates Degree in Radiologic Technology
- 2-year curriculum
- Hands-on experience at clinical healthcare facilities
Radiologic Technology Testimonials
Five years ago I was in nursing school and ever since I was young, I always wanted to pursue a nursing career and become a NICU nurse. After many challenges… Read more »"
As a student in the radiologic technology program at Cambridge College of Healthcare and Technology, I have learned and grown academically and as a person. Going into this school I… Read more »"
Derbie Pierre Louis
Coming into Cambridge College, I always had a passion and a desire for the human body and anatomy. So I decided to go for the Radiologic Program. The Instructors here… Read more »"
Stacy Di Bartolomeo has to be my favorite instructor here at Cambridge Institute of Allied Health. She is the most down to earth person, as well as the most amazing… Read more »"
My clinical experience through Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology has been exceptional. My clinical rotation has allowed me to gain experience in both orthopedics and emergency care. I was… Read more »"
Wow! I can’t help but to look back at the time and think it’s almost been two years now since I decided to start my career as a radiologic technologist.… Read more »"
I decided to further my education at Cambridge College and it was the best educational decision ever. I graduated with a Bachelors from a top university yet I learned more… Read more »"
I gave a lot of thought about what exactly I wanted to do for my second career. When I decided to go into the medical field I had to decide… Read more »"
I like the friendly atmosphere here and the fact that the Director of the program and the Professors are really close to the students. We are very well supported in… Read more »"
FAQs About Our Radiologic Technology Program
What Does an X-Ray Technician Do?
X-ray technicians use x-ray equipment to take images of patients struggling with medical conditions or injuries. As a result, doctors and other healthcare providers can diagnose and treat these conditions.
Your other responsibilities may include injecting trace agents, maintaining imaging equipment, managing patient exposure to radiation and ensuring patients are comfortable during the x-ray process.
How Do I Become an X-Ray Technician?
To become an x-ray technician, you’ll first need a high school diploma. Next, you must attend an accredited Radiologic Technology program such as the one offered through Cambridge. After graduation, you’ll need to take and pass the ARRT board exams for licensing. Finally, you’ll be ready for entry-level employment in the field of radiology.
Is the Radiologic Technology Career a Good One for Me?
If you enjoy the thought of helping patients but wish to do something other than nursing or in-depth patient care, radiology might be the perfect path for you. It’s a rewarding career that enables you to make a difference in the lives of many patients every single day.
Start Your Radiologic Technology Career With Cambridge
Want to start a career as a radiologic technologist or x-ray technician? If so, Cambridge is the place for you. To learn more about our program or to apply today, give us a call at 877-206-4279 or send us a message.
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