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1 Careers in Healthcare By Tori Smith

2  A health care professional who performs diagnostic imaging procedures including x-rays, MRIs, CT scans, and ultrasounds.  They properly position the patient so that a clear image can be made without overexposure to radiation.  Process and evaluate the images  Educate patients on procedures

3 Pros Help and provide treatment to people with medical problems Work with technology Employment growth is expected to be good Cons May spend long amounts of time on your feet Deal with dangerous equipment Without proper precaution, possibility of exposure to radiation

4  Clinics  Colleges and Universities  Government Facilities  Hospitals  Physicians’ offices  Public health departments  Specialized imaging centers  Urgent care centers

5  By 2015, an Associate’s Degree is required  Bachelor’s Degree  Certificate programs for students who already have a degree (Technicians generally have an associate’s while technologists have a bachelor’s degree)

6  Licensure not required in Georgia  Certification can be obtained through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists  All hospitals and most other employers require certification

7  Current: Above Average Growth  Future: Expected growth of 21% between

8  American Registry of Radiologic Technologists  American Society of Radiologic Technologists  Radiologic Society of North America  American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography  Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

9 Associate’s Degree Albany Technical College Athens Technical College Atlanta Technical College Augusta Technical College Central Georgia Technical College Chattahoochee Technical College College of Coastal Georgia Columbus Technical College Dalton State College Darton State College DeKalb Medical Center Georgia Northwestern Technical College Georgia Perimeter College Gwinnett Technical College Lanier Technical College Moultrie Technical College Oconee Fall Line Technical College Ogeechee Technical College Southeastern Technical College Southern Crescent Technical College Southwest Georgia Technical College West Georgia Technical College Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Bachelor’s Degree Armstrong Atlantic State University Emory University Advanced Certificate DeKalb Medical Center Grady Health System University Health Care System

10 According to  Georgia: $51,715  National: $56,450

11  Radiologic Technologist. (n.d.). Retrieved October 6, 2014, fromhttp://images.pcmac.org/SiSFiles/Schools/GA/ButtsCou nty/JacksonHigh/Uploads/Forms/Georgia Health Careers Manual.pdf  Radiologic Technologist. (2014, October 2). Retrieved October 6, 2014, from chnologist  Radiologic Technologist and Technician. (n.d.). Retrieved October 6, 2014, from and-technician/


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