Education Requirements for Radiology Techs
Radiologic tech training program options include:
Upon completion of an associate degree, opportunities exist to continue education and obtain a bachelor’s degree. A bachelor’s or master’s degree in one of the radiologic technologies is desirable for supervisory, administrative, or teaching positions.
Before you begin your research, make sure you look for programs that have been accredited by either the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. This ensures your program has been reviewed by professionals and given a complete vetting for currency and relevance of curriculum. Accreditation also ensures your ability to file for federal financial aid to help pay for your education. Both agencies’ websites have searchable databases of schools and programs.
What You’ll Study in Radiologic Technology Training Programs
Radiologic tech training prerequisite course work generally includes biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, physics, and medical terminology.
Typical Radiologic Tech Program Courses
Patient care procedures
Principles of imaging
Positioning of patients
You’ll also gain plenty of clinical, hands-on practical training in a 3-6 month internship.