mariotime in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania said: I am a science professional with a M.S. degree and have been working in my field for about 10 years.
I worked part-time as a secretary at a hospital when I was younger and I loved it. I loved knowing that I was helping people on a daily basis and I miss that feeling.
I am considering going back to school and am very interested in rad tech or MRI tech programs. I have done research on these jobs and they seem interesting to me. However, I see on here in these forums that it is very difficult to find a job right now in these fields. I have looked online in my area (Pittsburgh, PA) and in some other places that I would like to live (where my husband could also move and get a job easily in his field) such as Raleigh, NC and Atlanta, GA, and I see postings for x-ray techs and MRI techs at the hospitals and clinics there. Is the issue that the hospitals are looking for people with experience?
I would appreciate any guidance on these fields or suggestions for other fields that I could research and consider going back to school to study.
In order to become an MRI tech you must first become a diagnostic radiology tech. Once you get into the field you will most likely have to go back to school again to study MRI. Also, every 10yrs you will be required to re-take your boards in order to maintain your license. Fail those boards and you are no longer an x-ray tech.