Career Description

Radiologists are required to conduct x-rays, MRIs, ultrasounds, CT scans and other similar tests for finding out the medical problem that their patients are going through. Post the findings these professionals are required to prepare the patient’s reports and share them with the doctors so that the later may start the required treatment immediately. These professionals make use of different medical equipments and machines in order to conduct the test.

How to become a Radiologist Technician

In order to become a radiologist technician, one is required to pursue a degree in radiology. It is important to pursue this course from an accredited medical school. It is important to clear this course with good grades and possess a thorough knowledge about the use of radiology equipments if you are aiming to become a radiologist technician. You also need license for practicing as a radiologist technician.

Radiologist Technician career courses, training, programs

A degree in radiology is essential for becoming a radiologist. Radiologists may also go ahead and attain specialization in different fields including breast imaging, cardiovascular radiology, radiation oncology, gastrointestinal radiology, pediatric radiology, nuclear radiology, emergency radiology, etc. One also needs to clear an exam in order to attain license for practicing this profession.

Radiologist Technician career schools/ colleges, education

There are a number of schools and colleges that offer courses in radiology and also specialized courses such as those in gastrointestinal radiology, radiation oncology, nuclear radiology, emergency radiology, etc. You must have good grades in high school in order to get admission in these courses.

Top 5 colleges/ universities

  1. Stanford University
  2. University of the District of Columbia
  3. Sinai-Grace Hospital
  4. University of Pennsylvania
  5. California State University, Long Beach

Radiologist Technician job opportunities, salaries/pay

Radiologist technicians are much in demand these days as more and more medical facilities are opening. The average annual salary of a radiologist is $89,000.