X-Ray Technician

How do I become an X-ray technician?

X-Ray Technician

Duties:

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

Processing images

Keeping patient records

Where do they work?

Hospitals

Physicians’ offices

Clinics

Diagnostic imaging centers

Temporary staffing agencies

Mobile units.

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) . 

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

The Maricopa Community Colleges are certified.

Maricopa Community Colleges

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).

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

References:

https://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/radiologic-technologist

https://www.careerexplorer.com/careers/entrepreneur/salary/arizona/

https://www.maricopa.edu/degrees-certificates/health-sciences/radiologic-technology-3582-aas

www.jrcert.org

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