Carrington College Medical Radiography Student Studying X-Rays

Carrington College Medical Radiography Student Studying X-Rays

In all areas of health care, medical professionals need to be able to see a problem area to make an accurate diagnosis; as a Medical Radiographer you will use your knowledge and skills to use diagnostic level radiation to make that imagery happen.  Your skills can help medical professionals identify a range of illnesses, injuries, and medical conditions – from broken bones to heart problems.

But to work as a registered technologists (radiographer) or RT(R), you must first graduate from an accredited* Medical Radiography program such as the one offered at Carrington College Phoenix Westside, AZ and Spokane, WA campuses. The program culminates in an Associate of Science degree (Phoenix Westside campus) or an Associate of Occupational Studies degree (Spokane campus). Graduates must then successfully complete the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Students in the Carrington College Medical Radiography program are taught the skills and knowledge needed to perform routine entry-level radiographic procedures in a professional setting, as well as gaining proficiency in critical thinking and information management. A combination of classroom instruction and hands-on training gives our graduates the experience needed to help them prepare for a career in this specialized field.

Radiographers, work with patients to ensure that they and the equipment are positioned correctly to deliver the best image, while exposing the patient to the lowest possible radiation. The Radiographer then uses the equipment to apply ionizing radiation to the body part in question; the resulting images allow Radiologists (physicians who interpret radiographs) to make a diagnosis.

Medical Radiographers need to demonstrate good levels of patient care; they have to explain what they’re doing and why, as well as practice good radiation hygiene for the safety of their patients and themselves.  Radiographers are able to work in a wide variety of medical settings, including hospitals and physicians’ offices, diagnostic imaging centers, and comprehensive medical centers.

The employment outlook for Radiologic Technologists, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor & Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos105.htm), is good.  As our population grows and ages, there will be an increasing demand for diagnostic imaging.**  To find out more about the Carrington College Medical Radiography program, you can talk to an Admissions Representative at 1.888.204.4718, or you can complete this online form.  Submit the form and we’ll contact you to answer any questions you may have, and help you get started.

* The Medical Radiography program at the Phoenix Westside and Spokane campuses is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606 – 3182, 312 704 5300, e-mail: mail@jrcert.org


** Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook (2010-11 Ed.).

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