dcsimg
 
Home » Programs » Health Care » Radiographer

Education Information

Radiographer

If you're looking for a health care job with good hiring prospects, look no further than radiography. Not only are radiographers in demand, they enjoy a comfortable annual salary. Radiographers produce and analyze patients' x-ray films to diagnose medical problems. In order to gain the necessary training as a radiographer, you should enroll in an accredited certificate, associate's degree, or bachelor's degree radiography program. People with full-time jobs or demanding family obligations may prefer to earn their radiography degree through an online school.

Request More Information From Any of the Schools Below.


RELATED PROGRAMS

Education Information
   
Matching School Ads
 

Programs Offered:

  • X-Ray Technician/Back Office Medical Assistant
 
Campus Locations:
 
Request Information
 
 

Programs Offered:

  • Degree - Diagnostic Medical Sonography
 
Campus Locations:
 
Request Information
 
 

Programs Offered:

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
 
Campus Locations:
 
Request Information
 
Matching School Ads
 
More Information

The medical industry is growing rapidly. The average age of the population is increasing and people will continue to need quality medical care. To determine what problems are ailing their patients, doctors continue to turn to X-rays. Radiographers, also known as radiographic technicians, are responsible for creating a clear and accurate image depending on the doctor's needs.

As a radiographer, you would most likely be employed by a hospital. A greater number of radiographers are being employed by private physicians and dentists offices. You would be responsible for preparing the patient for the X-ray and perhaps administering a solution for the patient to drink that will contrast on the film. You would be in charge of maintaining equipment also. With additional certifications, you might be responsible for MRI and CT scanning.

If you like technology and want to help people, you should consider becoming a radiographer. You will have to work with the public, so you should have good social skills and be able to make your patient feel comfortable. You should be comfortable following orders because you will need to follow directions from physicians. You?ll be responsible for following strict guidelines as well.

You will need to complete at least a two or perhaps even a four-year college degree program to become a radiographer. Two year long radiographic certification programs are the most prevalent and are what is usually required for employment. Associate's and bachelor's degree programs in radiography are also available and could get you a higher paying job. There are also year long certification programs in CT scanning, MRI, and others that could further your career potential.