Diagnostic medical imaging of the human body is big business and the professionals doing this work are radiologic technologists (often called rad techs). They are earning a top salary and feeling fulfilled helping people overcome illness, pain, or injury. Here are 12 facts to know, from a radiologic technologist’s salary to why rad techs love the role they play in today’s expanding healthcare economy.
The following key facts stem from a recent Survey of Radiologic Technologist Salary and Wages, published by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), the leading professional association for the diagnostic medical imaging and radiation therapy community.
The results give a true-to-life picture of the rad tech life because the survey includes more than 14,000 responses from rad techs who are active in the profession.
Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) is a nonprofit, private, independent university within the Kansas City metro. For more than 100 years, our mission has been to educate and develop leaders who promote health, first through our College of Chiropractic and later with our College of Health Sciences.
The CUKC Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Radiologic Technology program uses focused, eight-week evening courses to develop deep understanding. Students receive hands-on training and gain experience in the University’s own radiologic equipment rooms, two demonstration suites, and clinical experience at imaging departments in the Kansas City area.
CUKC students complete their radiologic technology degree in just two years. They also don’t have to worry about transferring general education credits from somewhere else – gen eds and other required courses can be earned at CUKC. Other program features:
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