Radiologic Sciences


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  • About the Profession

     

    The field of radiologic sciences is a dynamic profession that is ever-changing in terms of technology and professional expertise. Radiology is one of the fastest growing, most exciting and increasingly important fields in medicine today.

    Radiologic sciences is a specialized field in which professional radiologic technologists perform medical imaging procedures for the purpose of diagnosing disease and injury. The radiologic technologist is responsible for performing a variety of challenging and interesting examinations on a diverse patient population. Those procedures include conventional radiography, fluoroscopy and surgical studies. Although many graduates seek employment as diagnostic radiographers, some choose to specialize in advanced imaging modalities, such as magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, sonography, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, mammography, vascular imaging and quality management.

    As an integral part of the health care team, radiologic technologists endeavor to provide outstanding patient care while limiting radiation exposure to patients, themselves and others.

    A career as a radiologic technologist offers a promising future, job stability and competitive salaries with other health professionals who have similar educational backgrounds. Excellent career opportunities exist in hospitals, diagnostic imaging centers and private physician's offices. The bachelor of science in radiologic sciences provides graduates opportunities for career advancement in areas such as administration, medical sales, education, quality management and public health facilities.

    The employment outlook for radiologic technologists is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations through the year 2016. As technology advances and the population ages, the demand for radiologic procedures has increased, thus creating a demand for new professionals in the field.  For additional information related to careers in Radiologic Sciences, please visit the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) website Click here.