In the last few decades, few technologies have had a more significant impact on the medical profession than radiologic technology (diagnostic imaging). And because Nov. 3-9, 2019 is National Radiologic Technology Week, there’s no better time to celebrate radiologic technology professionals (rad techs). After all, it’s rad techs graduating from our radiologic technology schools who are delivering the detailed body images today’s physicians need for proper medical diagnosis and treatment.
Radiologic Technology is Big News
The New England Journal of Medicine ranks medical imaging as one of the top medical developments of the past 1,000 years.
It’s not just the doctors who appreciate the capabilities of today’s radiologic technology school graduates. Radiologic technologists love what they do. They get to interact with people every day and operate some of the most advanced healthcare technology there is.
In 2019, like in previous years, radiologic technologists are on the U.S. News list of top healthcare support jobs. Part of the reason is that radiologic technology school alumni are finding employment in places beyond hospital emergency rooms. Having a rad tech on-staff or on-call is proving quite valuable for physician’s offices, in medical and diagnostic labs, and outpatient care centers.
A more accurate assessment of what’s happening inside the human body leads to better and more precise treatment. Research studies are also finding that medical imaging saves money. Every $1 spent on inpatient imaging correlates to approximately $3 in total savings, according to the industry report Medical Radiation: An Overview of the Issues.
A key point in the report: “Simply put, innovative medical imaging and radiation therapy technologies turn patients into survivors.”
Is There a Radiologic Technology School in Your Future?
To meet the demand for radiologic technologists (an expected 9% increase from 2018 to 2028), those with a knack for tech and a talent for working with people are turning to two-year radiologic technology degree programs.
About 63% of rad tech grads have a two-year Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) degree in Radiologic Technology. In radiologic technology school, you’ll first complete prerequisite courses common to any college degree, and then quickly move into professional rad tech coursework.
Don’t Just Celebrate Rad Tech – Become One!
Now that you know more than you did about radiologic technologists, here are a few websites where you can get details about the rad tech life and the essential roles they have in the healthcare economy:
Your Radiologic Technology School: Cleveland University-Kansas City
Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) offers an accelerated, Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Radiologic Technology degree – precisely the type of degree you’d expect from a university that specializes in healthcare degree programs. CUKC is a private, nonprofit, university in the award-winning Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, Kan.
The CUKC radiologic technology program uses an accelerated format with eight-week evening courses. CUKC program graduates meet the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) educational requirements for certification in radiography. Students typically complete the degree coursework in as little as two years.
As a CUKC rad tech student, you will find:
Request more information today by clicking here. Get plenty of details about radiologic technologists by downloading this new, free ebook: Your Complete Guide to a Career as a Radiologic Technologist.