Reasons to Become a Radiology Technician

 As the day goes by, similar situations continue to present themselves and just like the colors of the rainbow that can mix themselves into an infinite number of hues, so is the nature of experiences that come with this position, and it is very exciting indeed. Overall, this is a very exciting career that involves handling lots of technological equipment in a very clean and professional environment as well as dealing with other medical experts in a very fast-paced environment. It is true that the academic requirements or the college training to become a radiology technician can be quite a challenging or daunting task for many student; however, the benefits that come after competing the radiology program and landing oneself a job, are far much rewarding and over-compensates for the struggle. This is definitely a financially rewarding career with great job security and a really promising outlook not only in one country or locality, but all over the world. This is a really great time to become a radiology technician, and I really enjoy it.

Radiographer: Salary, Education, Working Condition & Career

Education Requirements for a X-ray Technician

 To become a rad technician, one has to complete at least a 2-year associate degree from an accredited community college to be eligible to sit for the required professional exams and practice (according Furthering one's education into a 4-year radiology program and even going further, greatly enhances one's chances of attracting more income for themselves and being entrusted with much higher positions and responsibilities as well. One is required to have a sound mastery of the human anatomy and physiology, some physics, radiology safety and dealing with patients without aggravating them in any way. There are clinical or practical sessions that one is required to take right after going through classroom courses to help them better their skills with dealing with the radiology equipments that they will encounter every day in their career.

Working Condition

 Unlike what most people outside the medical profession think, the working environment and conditions of a rad tech is very clean and exciting for all that would like to jump into the profession. A radiologic technologist operates very sophisticated state-of-the-art radiology equipment designed to take clear and accurate images of virtually any part of the body, and present them to physicians and other medical professionals for diagnostic purposes and further analysis of patient's health condition.

 The environment is very clean, quiet and formal with many interactions with other medical professionals who rely on the radiological imaging to make their diagnosis or to ascertain certain kinds of medical conditions before they proceed further with their patient's treatment options. The salary for a X-radiation technician in the current job market, is in the upwards of $65,000 and is foretasted to increase (source: There are bound to be some variations depending on one's locality or region of employment as well as their level of education and experience in the field. Whatever the variation, a medical radiation technologist should expect to have a secure job with a very steady and decent income.

A Day in the Life of a Radiology Technician

 After going through the rigorous and equally demanding radiology program, and surviving the clinical sessions and licensing as well, stepping into the spotlit alone without the watching eyes of teachers can be scary at first although very exciting indeed. While thinking that one of the marvels of modern-day medicine, is the ability to see inside the human body without any surgery or other invasive procedures, it becomes very exciting indeed to be part of the action in as many instances or such occasions as is possible. Being an expert who operates this state-of-the-art equipment, makes me proud of myself as I position patients to get the most accurate image I can get for their medical conditions.

 The day normally starts with instructions from physicians or other specialists like cardiologists, to image certain parts of a patient's body. While patients might be anxious about the procedure and ask several genuine and valid questions, it is the responsibility of the radiology technician to assure them that they are under great care and don't have to worry about the procedure without exceeding their boundaries. It is during these times that I extensively use my social skills to get the work done in time without deviating from the real issue at hand, as many patients tend to ask questions that only their physicians or other specialists can answer with great precision.