How do I become an X-ray technician?
Involves using sophisticated imaging equipment to photograph parts of the human body.
Usually specialize in a particular examination technique
Assist oncology teams in delivering radiation therapy to cancer patients
Assisting physicians by producing images of diagnostic quality
Explaining the imaging process to patients
Positioning patients and equipment correctly
Adhering to the principles of radiation protection
Maintaining a working knowledge of equipment functionality
Keeping patient records
Where do they work?
Diagnostic imaging centers
Temporary staffing agencies
How much do they make?
Average salary for a radiologic technologist in Arizona
around $63,821 per year.
Where do you get training?
There are several places within Maricopa community colleges to learn this skill
Here is a list of the colleges and what they offer.
How to get certified:
You must attend a program accredited by Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) .
The Maricopa Community Colleges are certified.
After completing the course work, you are eligible to apply for admission to the certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
How can we help?
If you are interested in this profession and need help, please contact us.
Arizona Career Pathways
Visit us at: Arizona Career Pathways.org
or call us at: 480-621-0051