No one would think about taking a long journey without knowing a lot about the transportation choice trusted to get to the destination safely, securely and on time. The same is true for choosing a radiologic technology program. Unfortunately, the popularity of rad tech degree programs has led to differences in the quality of rad tech education, so the educational vehicle you choose for life-changing career advancement does make a difference. Thankfully, there is a way to help you reach success safely, securely and on time: the campus open house event.
It’s definitely not a time for guesswork because what’s on the line is a triple-bonus career: helping others, a $58,000 median yearly salary, and wide-open options in an ever-growing health care field.
Benefits of attending a Radiologic Technologist School Open House
Evaluating the campus
Campus websites and marketing materials are helpful but present a limited view of the educational experience. Attend the open house, and you’ll have time to evaluate the answers to some really important questions:
Getting the campus vibe
When you spend the time to come to an open house, you should feel like you’re the most important student that university’s radiologic technology program has ever had.
How an open house says you’ve found a great fit:
Open house events from a high-quality radiologic technologist school will see to it you can sit down with program directors and instructors, check out the technology on hand, and maybe sit in on a class or two. Ask for a list of support services, from free tutoring to social and activity clubs. Check out the offerings at the fitness center. Hey, even grab a bite in the cafeteria.
Gaining a wider campus perspective
Being focused on a radiologic technology program is fantastic for your job outlook. Just remember that not all your time at school will be spent in classrooms or labs. You need time – and places – where you can be you.
Where you live while in school will contribute to your state of mind, and an open house event gives you enough time to scope out area living options. Find out how close to campus they are, if they’re safe, and if other students would be part of the neighborhood mix. A good way to test out the “liveability” factor is to find out where other students shop, eat and relax. Check out websites like liveability.com.
Here’s the point: an open house event tells you much about the campus and school you can’t get anywhere else. More than 70 percent of those who attend open house say it made them more confident than ever about their university choice.
The CUKC Radiologic Technology Program
Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) is a nonprofit, private, health-focused university located in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of more than 190,000 within the Kansas City metro area. CUKC offers an accelerated, two-year Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Radiologic Technology degree that features focused, eight-week evening courses designed for deep understanding.
Unlike many other Radiologic Technology programs, CUKC rad tech students start their patient care education as early as the second semester. That’s because instructors have the first-hand experience to get you ready for the workforce immediately after graduation. CUKC has its own on-site radiologic equipment rooms, two demonstration suites, and has the community connections to ensure clinical experiences in partner clinics throughout the Kansas City area.
When you’re ready for radiologic technologist school, you’re ready for a very fulfilling open house event. Go to the CUKC open house page for our current schedule. For a deep dive into everything about a highly rewarding world as an imaging professional, get the free ebook Your Complete Guide to a Career as a Radiologic Technologist right now.