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Radiology Technology Field Looks Promising for Future Grads

When you earn a degree in radiology technology, you could find yourself with one of several job titles: CT technologist, MRI technologist, mammograph technologist or X-ray technologist. You will also find that job opportunities exist in hospitals, surgical centers, clinics, physician offices and other types of healthcare facilities.

According to the U. S. Department of Labor, employment of radiologic technologists is projected to grow 21 percent through 2022 – faster than the average for all occupations. As the population grows older, there will be an increase in medical conditions, such as breaks and fractures caused by osteoporosis, which can require imaging procedures to diagnose them.

An associate’s degree is the most common educational path for radiologic technologists. Technologists must be licensed or certified in some states, and the requirements vary by state.

Let your journey toward a career in radiology technology begin at Kent State University Salem.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Radiologic and MRI Technologists, on the Web at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/radiologic-technologists.htm (visited January 21, 2015)

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