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1 Radiology Workers and Nursing Service Workers Mackenzie Anderson & Haley Collins

2 Radiology Workers: Radiologist  Radiologists are physicians who specialize in capturing and analyzing medical images.  They examine various types of images, including x-rays, computer tomography (CT) scans, mammograms, ultrasounds, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans.  To become a radiologist, you are required to: 1.Graduate from an accredited medical school. 2.Have three years of special training in radiology. 3.Have a license to practice medicine in the state you will be working in. 4.Take an exam from the American Medical Association.  Radiologists make anywhere from $70,000 to $120,000 a year.  You can find a job in hospitals and outpatient diagnostic centers.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vxM8uKsmoA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vxM8uKsmoA

3 Radiology Workers: Radiologic Technologist  A Radiologic Technologist is a health care professional who performs diagnostic imaging procedures, such as x-ray examinations, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and computed tomography (CT) scans.  They are responsible for accurately positioning patients and ensuring that a quality diagnostic image is produced.  To become a Radiologic Technologist, you are required to: 1.Graduate from an accredited program. 2.Have a Bachelor’s degree in radiologic technology. 3.Have experience in two or more radiologic disciplines. 4.Have to be registered as a radiologic technologist through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologies.  As a Radiologic Technologist, they make anywhere from $39,800 to $58,000 a year.  They work in large hospital’s, outpatient clinics, or a physician’s office.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e99fDBRDIV4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e99fDBRDIV4

4 Radiology Workers: Sonographer  A sonographer uses high frequency sound waves in an imaging technique known as ultrasonography to create a window into the human body.  They prepare patients by explaining the exam, performing the procedure and reporting the findings to the patient or a physician.  To become a sonographer, you are required to: 1.Graduate from an accredited program. 2.Have a Bachelor’s degree in radiologic technology. 3.Have experience in two or more radiologic disciplines. 4.Have to be registered as a radiologic technologist by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologies.  Sonographer’s make anywhere from $39,800 to $58,000 a year.  They work in hospitals, physician’s offices, and medical and diagnostic laboratories.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-udHxQ2BPQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-udHxQ2BPQ

5 Radiology Workers: Ultrasound Radiologic Technologist Chief  Ultrasound Radiologic Technologist Chiefs know first-hand the satisfaction of providing vital support in diagnosing a patient's medical condition.  They plan, assign, supervise and review work of staff involved in Radiology, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and x-ray services delivery.  To become an Ultrasound Radiologic Technologist Chief, you are required to: 1.Graduate from an accredited program. 2.Have a Bachelor’s degree in radiologic technology. 3.Have experience in two or more radiologic disciplines. 4.Have to be registered as a radiologic technologist through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologies.  Ultrasound Radiologic Technologist Chiefs make anywhere from $39,800 to $58,000 a year.  They work in large hospitals, outpatient clinics, or physician’s offices.

6 Radiology Workers: Diagnostic Medical Technologist  Diagnostic medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians, including vascular technologists operate special imaging equipment to create images or conduct tests. The results from the images and tests help physicians assess and diagnose medical conditions.  They prepare patients for procedures by taking a patient’s history and answering any questions about the procedure. They also prepare and maintain diagnostic imaging equipment, operate equipment, analyze images and test results, recognize the difference between normal and abnormal images, and record findings and keep track of patients records.  As a diagnostic medical technologist, you are required to: 1.Have a high school diploma or GED. 2.Participate in a one-year certificate program. 3.You do not have to have any experience in a health occupation.  Diagnostic medical technologists make around $26,500 to $36,000 a year.  They work in hospitals, physicians offices, and medical and diagnostic laboratories. 

7 Nursing Service Workers: Nurse Practitioner  A nurse practitioner is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who has completed advanced coursework and clinical education beyond that required of a registered nurse’s (RN) role.  What a nurse practitioner does generally varies by specialty. Specialties include primary care, pediatrics, geriatrics, oncology and psychiatric care.  To become a nurse practitioner, you are required to: 1.Have all the requirements from becoming a registered nurse. 2.Complete an accredited course in nurse practitioner training. 3.Have a license for the state of employment after passing a rigorous exam.  Nurse practitioners make anywhere from $62,000 to $81,000 a year.  They work in private offices, walk-in clinics, community clinics, health departments, school/college clinics, hospitals, home health care agencies, nursing homes, and health maintenance organizations.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4rsx4BbDsk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4rsx4BbDsk

8 Nursing Service Workers: Registered Nurse  A registered nurse is someone who has graduated from a college’s nursing program or from a school of nursing and has passed a national licensing exam.  They provide treatment to patients suffering from various medical conditions. They administer medication, monitor patient recovery and progress, and educate patients and their families on disease prevention and post-hospital treatment.  To become a registered nurse, you are required to: 1.Have a high school diploma or GED. 2.Graduate from a two-year community college. 3.Graduate from a 4-year college or university. 4.Graduate from an accredited school of nursing. 5.Graduate from a diploma school. 6.Have a license for the state of employment after passing an exam.  Registered nurses make anywhere from $47,000 to $70,000 a year. Can also make $53,000 to $90,000 with advanced education.  They work in hospitals, physicians offices, home healthcare services, and nursing care facilities.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJLRT-2Di3M https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJLRT-2Di3M

9 Nursing Service Workers: Licensed Vocational Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse  Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) provide basic nursing care.  They read vital signs such as pulse, temperature, blood pressure and respiration. They also administer injections and enemas, monitor catheters and give massages or alcohol rubs. And they may apply dressings, hot water bottles and ice packs. They can also help their patients with everyday things.  To become a LVN or a LPN, you are required to: 1.Have a high school diploma or GED. 2.Graduate from a recognized one-year program. 3.Have a license for the state you will be working in after passing a rigorous exam.  LVN’s and LPN’s make anywhere from $31,000 to $44,000 a year.  They work at hospitals, physician offices, nursing facilities, and home health care services. 

10 Nursing Service Workers: Unlicensed Assistive Personnel  Unlicensed Assistive Personnel are paraprofessionals who assist individuals with physical disabilities, mental impairments, and other health care needs with their activities of daily living and provide bedside care.  They observe, document and report clinical and treatment information, including patients' behavioral changes. They also assist patients’ with motion exercises, ambulation, mobilization of them, personal hygiene, and tasks of daily living.  To become an unlicensed assistive personnel, you are required to: 1.Have additional training in a specialty. 2.Have preservice training provided by an employing agency. ( hrs.) 3.Have to have a certification as a nurse assistant. (may be required)  Unlicensed Assistive Personnel make anywhere from $19,000-$27,000.  They work in hospitals, nursing homes, and retirement facilities.

11 Nursing Service Workers: Nurse Assistant/Geriatric Aide  Nurse assistants/geriatric aides are paraprofessionals who assist individuals with physical disabilities, mental impairments, and other health care needs with their activities of daily living and provide bedside care.  They dress, bath, and feed patients. They also move and reposition bedridden patients, change bed linens, take temperature, pulse and blood pressure, prepare and transport patients, and record care.  To become a nurse assistant/geriatric aide, you are required to: 1.Have a high school diploma or GED or participation in a high school nursing assistant program. 2.Have hospital conducted on-the-job training. 3.Complete an OBRA-approved 1987 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act Nurse program. 4.Have a license for the state you will be working in after passing an exam.  Nurse assistants and geriatric aides make $17,500 to $25,500 a year.  They work in hospitals, nursing homes, community centers, outpatient facilities, and so on. 

12 Nursing Service Workers: Home Health Aide  A home health aide is a trained and certified health-care worker who provides assistance to a patient in the home with personal care (as hygiene and exercise) and light household duties (as meal preparation) and who monitors the patient's condition.  They maintain records of patient care, condition, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager. They help patients’ with moving in and out of their beds, with baths, wheelchairs or their vehicles. They also accompany them to doctor appointments and other trips.  To become a home health aide, you are required to: 1.Have a high school diploma or a GED. 2.Complete a vocational education program as a home health aide. 3.Have a state certification. (may be required)  Home health aides make $18,000 to $26,000 a year.  They don’t only work in homes, but also in residential group homes, retirement homes, community centers, or nursing care facilities. 


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