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Teena in Murrieta, California

71 months ago

Can anyone give me advice on a school in the Inland Empire that I can obtain my Radiology Degree?

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Heather in New Haven, Connecticut

69 months ago

Sorry, line 2 should say "Many have BS/BA and work as RadiologiC Technologists".

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Mary 1Nurse in Louisville, Kentucky

68 months ago

Lisa in Phoenix, Arizona said: For those considering rad tech vs. nursing, you might want to consider some third option. Because rad tech is so much better than nursing, maybe not in terms of salary but in terms of job satisfaction. I'm an RN and I regret even wasting the time and money getting into this field. You don't realize the crap you have put up with working this job, from CNA's and LPN's who think they know everything, to supervisors and physicians looking down on you and working you like a dog. I work 12 hour days and hardly have the time spend with my family. I am constantly dealing with patients who think I'm their servant(rad techs do it too, I know, but not as bad as nurses). I have been doing this for 2 years and feel as though I've been here forever. I am already burned out and planning to go back to school for physical therapist. Don't take my word for it, or the others who post here, go to a hospital and ask for yourself. I'd be willing to bet at least 50% of the nurses hate their jobs.

I have to agree, I hear a lot of RN's complaining that they wish they had not become RN's. But then again, I hear that from must health care professionals. It's nerve wrecking. I found I was getting burnout in one year, that is why I choose to do agency work. I am not in one place long enough to feel the pain.

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solchitlins in Commerce Township, Michigan

68 months ago

So what career paths are still viable in the medical/ health care field? Anything still look like a good shot with 2 to 4 years of schooling?
I'm currently changing careers at 37 years of age. I'm going to Baker college here in Auburn Hills Michigan. I'm studying computer lan security but I don't see where it's going to land me a job especially with just an associates degree, so I'm looking at more years of college and many certificates before I get a job. :(

I rather find something decent that I can make a living at and be employed asap.
Any suggestions?
My college offers: Polysomnographic Technologist, Orthotic/Prosthetic Technology, Radiologic Technologist, Phlebotomy tech, vascular ultrasound tech, sonography , nursing, etc.....

I know that I could do the class room RT part but then there's the waiting list with the "only top 18 students" emitted into the hospital training part.
so confused, just want a decent job so I can get on with enjoying my life.

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charzar in Painesville, Ohio

68 months ago

thinking of rad tech. in Arlington, Texas said: Hi, i am thinking about getting an associates in radiology technology and I was wondering what a person who is actually in the field, what they say the jobs I could do are. I live in the Dallas, Texas area and I have heard there are way too many x-ray techs around here, so i want to be sure I will be able to do more than just x-ray. Thanks for any help.

I am a recruiter and I'd advise you to focus on CathLab/specials. Lots of jobs across the USA for them.

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jillybean in Mount Pleasant, Michigan

68 months ago

Reading some of these comments have got me scared. I plan on getting my rad. degree but also have a lot of other education. Wouldn't someone with several degrees get the job over someone with just an associate

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DLS57 in Venice, Florida

68 months ago

Most definatley. They would go to the head of the line regardless off the type of education they had but as long as they had more because naturally more is better. It doesn't matter how good you are or If you can multi task in modalities or whatever experience you may have . As long as you have MORE education no matter what it is you have a better chance. I think they offer an Phd. in common sense that would ensure a position for someone with MORE education.

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taylor in Phoenix, Arizona

68 months ago

im in a rad program right now and the clinical hours qualify as experience. there are so many different areas that you can get into. and its better then working at mcdonalds your whole life.

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Rainy in Canton, Ohio

68 months ago

I'm interested in getting into the Rad tech field but these comments don't deter me. I just graduated with BA in English but I wanted to get into the medical field because there is usually more jobs there. I wanted to get certified to teach Language Arts and the ESL but I'm not sure I will like to teach forever. I just want to have a few options as I grow older. I don't know why everyone suggests nursing. The reason why so many choose rad tech is b/c they know how people get burned out being a nurse. It happened to my Mom. I've actually seen an ER nurse turn her head a look at me strange when I said thank you.

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kat in Stark City, Missouri

68 months ago

dantheman in Miami, Florida said: Radiologic Technology is probably one of the worst fields in healthcare to go into now bcuz of what someone else was saying, the market is being flooded with other schools pumping out rad techs right now. Too many rad techs, too little positions, bad economy, reciepe for unemployment!!!! Graduated May 2008 from a Rad Technology school in Miami, FL and still can't find a job. Also, most jobs say "2 years of experience required". This really sucks. How are you supposed have experience if no one ever invests in you after graduation!! Don't do it. Do nursing. Even after graduation, someone will be willing to invest in a recent graduate because of the need for nurses.

I agree 100%, just graduated from prgram in Misouri same problem non-of my classmates have full time jobs yet and they all have been out of school since may of 2009. do the nursing or physical therapy! plenty of jobs there.
Still despirate here in Missouri for jobs!

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xoxo in Norfolk, Virginia

68 months ago

Heather in New Haven

Bravo, well stated.

"Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right." -- Henry Ford

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Mary 1Nurse in Louisville, Kentucky

68 months ago

taylor in Phoenix, Arizona said: im in a rad program right now and the clinical hours qualify as experience. there are so many different areas that you can get into. and its better then working at mcdonalds your whole life.

Exactly who is it that stated your clinical hours count as experience?

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Sharon Tuten in Melbourne, Florida

68 months ago

taylor in Phoenix, Arizona said: im in a rad program right now and the clinical hours qualify as experience. there are so many different areas that you can get into. and its better then working at mcdonalds your whole life.

No they don't I had experience before going to school and they didin't even look at that. I'm an Medical Assistant and had my basic x-ray and worked 10years before going back to school, plus have a degree in Vet Tech. I still till this day can't find a job because there is nothing out there right now.

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Mary in Scotts Valley, California

68 months ago

My impression after reading the thread here is that everyone acknowledges that employment is tight right now (I am in northern California). Here it isn't so much that the schools are pumping out RTs and the market is thus flooded with RT grads. Hospitals and clinics have job freezes on and radiography staff are hunkering down and not moving to other positions in the community and not advancing to other modalities. When staff techs normally do this they leave entry level positions available to grads. It is the economy and that is what we all have to make it through-employed or not-employed. So RT grads have to have different strategies at this time.

The marketplace in medical imaging is cyclic. I have worked in radiography, mammo, nuclear medicine and RT education for over 30 years. This situation will get better as to employment. I advise those considering RT to realize that the employment picture for them is 2-4 years in the future (depending on the RT program waitlist). Do not judge your career based upon short term data. If you do graduate in RT and the economy is still not optimal for employment then continue your education (if you can) to be multi-competent in other imaging areas. Right now jobs are available in my area in CT and MRI and Mammo.
When jobs are tight in the various areas of the country, you have to go further afield to find employment. I advise unemployed RTs and graduates to work per diem for maternity leave and vacation relief to get their foot in the door. Then they will get a change to showcase their skills to a potential employer.

For potential students of medical imaging or healthcare, do not select a career you know nothing about-RN, RT, or PT. Do the research! I agree with several of the people that advised you to consult with a program director in RT (or RN, PT or other careers) to find out more. More information will save you time and effort in the end. "Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life."

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Soon2beRadTech in Schaumburg, Illinois

68 months ago

Haven't been on these forums in a while but this is one of the best and most informative posts I've seen.

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Tracey R.T.(R)(M) in Flint, Michigan

68 months ago

Any suggestions? I've been out of the X-Ray field for 10 years. Worked for 10 years (before quitting to be at home with my boys) doing general, mamms, myelograms and cat scans. Been looking for a job about a year and half without a interview. I know the field has changed alot. Looked for refresher course. None out there. I've kept all my C.E. credits and registries up to date. Would like to start studying for CT boards to help my chances for employment. But without working in the field I can't get the documented studies needed to take the boards. Any help would be appreciated. I know I live in Michigan and things for tough here. But there are jobs posted in the Detroit area and would just like to be competitive.

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kathyS in Hiwasse, Arkansas

68 months ago

Dana in Fresno, California said: Volunteer for a couple of months to get your foot in the door. You can strike up some good deals

I agree Just Graduated Radtech in Missouri market flooded no jobs do RN nursing or physical therapy, occupational therapy, or resipratory therapy their are jobs for that in Missouri.

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xoxo in Norfolk, Virginia

68 months ago

kathyS in Hiwasse, Arkansas said: I agree Just Graduated Radtech in Missouri market flooded no jobs do RN nursing or physical therapy, occupational therapy, or resipratory therapy their are jobs for that in Missouri.

I'm sorry that things are not currently working out for you. However, do not recommend to others to choose another field because jobs are tight. That is such short sighted and poor advice! Not everyone will be good/talented at the fields you suggested and the chance of burn out will be high. People usually choose Radiography because they are good at it and have researched the field. Things are temporary and it will swing back once more.

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Tracey R.T.(R)(M) in Flint, Michigan

67 months ago

Thank you Mary!

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HIAWATHIA81 in Griffith, Indiana

67 months ago

Hi Mary,

I live in IN, same story here as well. One suggestion would be to look for a job at a hospital as PRN. Its not full time or even benefited, but you will be reintroduced to the field. Plus as you are in the hospital system, when there is a open job your chances are improved as you are already in the door. Next while working PRN ask your manager about spending time in CT to get your exams. There is a chance that you will not get paid while doing this, but at least you will have access to the exams you need to sit for boards.

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HIAWATHIA81 in Griffith, Indiana

67 months ago

HIAWATHIA81 in Griffith, Indiana said: Hi Mary,

I live in IN, same story here as well. One suggestion would be to look for a job at a hospital as PRN. Its not full time or even benefited, but you will be reintroduced to the field. Plus as you are in the hospital system, when there is a open job your chances are improved as you are already in the door. Next while working PRN ask your manager about spending time in CT to get your exams. There is a chance that you will not get paid while doing this, but at least you will have access to the exams you need to sit for boards.

sorry i meant tracy

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Tracey R.T.(R)(M) in Flint, Michigan

67 months ago

Thanks HIAWATHIA81,
Believe me I'd work for free to get the exams needed. I'd pay for the insurance if someone would give me the opportunity. It's frustrating the internet has made everything so impersonal. I feel that if employers could meet me the outcome might be different. Being judged on what's writen on paper isn't fair in every case. All they see is a tech who has not worked in 9 years. They don't know a thing about myself or my character.

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xoxo in Norfolk, Virginia

67 months ago

Tracey R.T.(R)(M) in Flint, Michigan said: Thanks HIAWATHIA81,
Believe me I'd work for free to get the exams needed. I'd pay for the insurance if someone would give me the opportunity. It's frustrating the internet has made everything so impersonal. I feel that if employers could meet me the outcome might be different. Being judged on what's writen on paper isn't fair in every case. All they see is a tech who has not worked in 9 years. They don't know a thing about myself or my character.

Tracy,

Do you volunteer (in any hospital dept.)? 4 hours a week is usually all they ask. It's a way to break the impersonal barrier and they can get to know you.

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Tracey R.T.(R)(M) in Flint, Michigan

67 months ago

xoxo,
I'm going to have to look into that. I'm also going to contact my former manager to see if I could volunteer there. That office does everything.

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TAOTECHAD in Santa Cruz, California

65 months ago

I WOULDNT WASTE MY TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!! I GRADUATED FROM PASADENA COLLEGE WITH AN A/S IN RADIOGRAPHY OVER NINE MONTHS AGO. IVE PUT IN AT LEAST 30 APPLICATIONS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND HAVENT HAD 1 INTERVIEW.NOW I HAVE A DEGREE WHICH IS COMPLETELY WORTHLESS TO ME NOT TO MENTION A CRAP LOAD OF DEBT. GO INTO NURSING. I spent the last five years in school only for it to be a complete waste of time. now i get to spend the next 20 years paying on school loans that were worthless. Honestly im getting to the point of being very bitter, the radiology field can f??? off.

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Tracey R.T.(R)(M) in Grand Blanc, Michigan

65 months ago

I feel your pain!!!!! I'm hoping that the people I use to work with can help me. Anymore I think it's who you know not what you know! Good Luck!!

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need information in Hamlin, West Virginia

65 months ago

I'm about to graduate high school and very interested in ultrasound tech but I have been doing research and the college I want to go to for it costs about 38 thousand just for an associates degree. I am wondering if it would be better for me to go for x ray tech and then move on to ultrasound. I read somewhere that you can become an x ray tech and then take free classes at the hospital for ultrasound. Has anyone done this before? Any advice you can give would be very appreciated, especially if you have experience with going through this.

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Mary in Felton, California

64 months ago

One of the more entry level jobs to get is to work for a mobile x-ray service. If you are desperate, try that. They have a lot of turnover because technologists will start there and jump to other employment as it becomes available.

Perhaps you need to get that experience before you expect nationwide employment and to get job interviews??????

TAOTECHAD in Santa Cruz, California said: I WOULDNT WASTE MY TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!! I GRADUATED FROM PASADENA COLLEGE WITH AN A/S IN RADIOGRAPHY OVER NINE MONTHS AGO. IVE PUT IN AT LEAST 30 APPLICATIONS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND HAVENT HAD 1 INTERVIEW.NOW I HAVE A DEGREE WHICH IS COMPLETELY WORTHLESS TO ME NOT TO MENTION A CRAP LOAD OF DEBT. GO INTO NURSING. I spent the last five years in school only for it to be a complete waste of time. now i get to spend the next 20 years paying on school loans that were worthless. Honestly im getting to the point of being very bitter, the radiology field can f??? off.

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aks in Birmingham, Alabama

64 months ago

I am a recent ultrasound grad with still no job after a year and a half. I am considering going back to school to get my degree in xray. Anybody out there a recent xray grad and found a job easily after school?

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Riosilk in Whitney, Texas

64 months ago

dantheman in Miami, Florida said: Radiologic Technology is probably one of the worst fields in healthcare to go into now bcuz of what someone else was saying, the market is being flooded with other schools pumping out rad techs right now. Too many rad techs, too little positions, bad economy, reciepe for unemployment!!!! Graduated May 2008 from a Rad Technology school in Miami, FL and still can't find a job. Also, most jobs say "2 years of experience required". This really sucks. How are you supposed have experience if no one ever invests in you after graduation!! Don't do it. Do nursing. Even after graduation, someone will be willing to invest in a recent graduate because of the need for nurses.

I am about to finish my two year program, and it seems that what you say is true...jobs are mostly non-existent. I am so upset. I have wasted all this time, and I can't afford this! I am alone, and was counting on having a job when I got done, so I could support myself! Supposedly, there was a bill called CARE that was supposed to have been enacted during this year, that made openings in the job markets...as non-certified techs were not going to be allowed any longer. I can't see that this has made any difference at all. We have around 3 or 4 schools that are cranking out candidates each year, and I can't see where all of us are supposed to go. I am really, really upset about this, but what can I do to make the best of it? I don't want to keep working for MINIMUM WAGE at Walmart! Avoiding that is why I WENT to school at this late time in life!

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Riosilk in Whitney, Texas

64 months ago

taylor in Phoenix, Arizona said: im in a rad program right now and the clinical hours qualify as experience. there are so many different areas that you can get into. and its better then working at mcdonalds your whole life.

Your clinicals count as experience? In that case, when I get through my program I will have completed two years of experience. Can I come work out there where YOU are??? I will be glad to move, since I am not wild about this area anyway, I never even considered when I came here I would end up going to school!

I was told by someone who came to my school from Austin, that our grads were 'preferred' over many others because of the fact that we DID have clinicals from the get-go. I can't imagine doing it any other way...?

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ladygrace in Salina, Kansas

63 months ago

Sad the schools are still recruiting people for rad tech & they know there are no jobs for them post grad :(

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xoxo in Norfolk, Virginia

63 months ago

Really? I just visited a rad dept. and glanced at their employee announcement board. There were 2 full time job and 1 prn job openings for x-ray techs. These jobs are not posted on the internet.

I know it varies between states and however all I hear are people who proclaim there are "NO JOBS!!!!" only look on the internet and throw their resumes around out of desperation. Sadly, those who job hunt this way miss a huge portion of the hidden job market such as the one I mentioned above.

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Happediv in Charlotte, North Carolina

62 months ago

rachelsweeney in Burlington, Massachusetts said: Would people suggest massage therapy or rad tech? I am confused and considering both.. which one would you recommend?

Don't do MASSAGE THERAPY! It used to be a booming field. It is a disposable income job. With the market changing it is NOT consistent. Some week are good others are slow. If you have another means of income ...like a spouse with income it's good but if it's your only source of income don't do it ... it will be a waste of your money.

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susan in Mocksville, North Carolina

62 months ago

jillybean in Mount Pleasant, Michigan said: Reading some of these comments have got me scared. I plan on getting my rad. degree but also have a lot of other education. Wouldn't someone with several degrees get the job over someone with just an associate

I disagree with DLS57 regarding more education getting you further. I have a BA in addition to the 2 year Associates degree in radiography. I graduated last July, passed the ARRT exam the next month, have applied to cities up to 5 hours away from me and have yet to get one interview. It's quite depressing.

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susan in Mocksville, North Carolina

62 months ago

xoxo in Norfolk, Virginia said: Tracy,

Do you volunteer (in any hospital dept.)? 4 hours a week is usually all they ask. It's a way to break the impersonal barrier and they can get to know you.

I've tried to volunteer at the local free clinic, but even volunteer work is being flooded. :(

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xoxo in Norfolk, Virginia

62 months ago

susan in Mocksville, North Carolina said: I've tried to volunteer at the local free clinic, but even volunteer work is being flooded. :(

Usually free community clinics will be flooded with volunteers, that doesn't mean that the whole system is. Do not make any general assumptions because one experience didn't work out. What other places have you tried?

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xoxo in Norfolk, Virginia

62 months ago

susan in Mocksville, North Carolina said: I've tried to volunteer at the local free clinic, but even volunteer work is being flooded. :(

Your probably not going to like what I have say ... but that :( doesn't just stay on the computer screen. Without realizing it you're probably wearing it as well and people notice. Chin up.

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zander in Mission Viejo, California

62 months ago

Listen people. We are in a recession. No one has jobs available right out of school. I'm finishing my BA at a University while on the rad tech waitlist at my cc. My friends who just graduated in Mechanical engineering (one of the best post bachelors jobs in the past) can't get a job. Grads from harvard Law can't get jobs. My RN friends say there is such a glut of nurses now that they have no jobs available either...besides every experienced RN I ever knew couldn't stand their job they are treated so badly by patient families and doctors. My point is no field is hiring right now and you should just do what you think you will love doing, don't spend 30000 for an associates degree like an idiot unless you come from a rich family who will support you and just wait out this recession getting your education and planning for your future. The elderly population is about to explode, people will live into there 90's, and health care is the surest industry to provide for a future.

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Mary in Felton, California

62 months ago

I agree wholeheartedly-well said.
Except for your statement "there is a glut of nurses." Again, there are not too many nurses but there is a sparsity of jobs for the available number of nurses - we are in a recession. We have to stop blaming schools and look at the job market side of things.Hospitals have stopped hiring.
If the schools stop graduating allied health workers, in 3-5 years we will have a shortage. With the aging population and the influx of people having access to health care, the health industry is set for growth. The people in school now are positioned for this growth. Recent grads are the group that are having the tough times and must have patience, the cycle will correct itself. Hang in there, be vigilant and remember that every time you apply, you are that much closer to a job. No applications=no job. Persist!

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jillybean in Mount Pleasant, Michigan

61 months ago

susan in Mocksville, North Carolina said: I disagree with DLS57 regarding more education getting you further. I have a BA in addition to the 2 year Associates degree in radiography. I graduated last July, passed the ARRT exam the next month, have applied to cities up to 5 hours away from me and have yet to get one interview. It's quite depressing.

I wish you luck. I am not going to Rad. school anymore, it seems to much of a gamble. After waiting two years to get into the program it is rather depressing day for me. I just cannot take the risk and have already dumped a lot of money into school. While the economy will pick up and I am sure it will get better, maybe in 10 years. Yikes.

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zander in Mission Viejo, California

61 months ago

jillybean in Mount Pleasant, Michigan said: I wish you luck. I am not going to Rad. school anymore, it seems to much of a gamble. After waiting two years to get into the program it is rather depressing day for me. I just cannot take the risk and have already dumped a lot of money into school. While the economy will pick up and I am sure it will get better, maybe in 10 years. Yikes.

What career will you do may I ask? Have you found one that has good job prospects?

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Em in San Diego, California

58 months ago

Dana in Fresno, California said: Don't forget, after your 2 year associate program, you will have to have more education to get a specialty. You will only be a rad. tech. with your first two years. After you complete that, you can then branch out and add training for MRI, Mammography etc.

Do you (or does ANYONE) know of any good programs for mri or mammography? And do you also happen to know the pay for either of those careers? I'm thinking of doing radiography at pmi and then clueless on what to do after to get into mri, mammography or something in the field that's higher paying than a rad tech, any help or advice is appreciated. thanks!

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taurus20red in Atlanta, Georgia

58 months ago

My advice to you is DONT go to school for anything in radiology right now. You will have a very hard time finding a job in any specialty including mri or mammography. The job market is just too flooded right now and unless you already have experience they probably wont hire you. There are already thousands of radiography students that just graduated who cant find jobs. DONT waste your time with it.

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CHAD FALSETTI in Beverly Hills, California

58 months ago

I would not wast my time going for a RadTech degree. It doesnt matter how many degrees you have. If you have no exp you will not get hired, hell, you will not even get an interview. The job market is soo flooded with techs right now. Oh by the way, the 2000 clinical hours required to get your license DO NOT qualify as exp. I am a fully licensed RadTech who graduated from a very reputable school in Southern California over a year and a half ago at the top of my class and cannot even get an interview!!!! To be honest, the four years it took to get the degree was a complete waste of time!!!!! As of the last 1 1/2 years toilet paper has been more useful than my degree. I am not even sure i am going to do the CE points in order to keep my degree. DONT WASTE YOUR TIME!!!!!

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D F in Baltimore, Maryland

58 months ago

charzar in Painesville, Ohio said: I am a recruiter and I'd advise you to focus on CathLab/specials. Lots of jobs across the USA for them.

Just be careful of which state you are in though. Laws are changing, and with just cath lab/specials, you won't get anywhere. You would still need to be an RT.

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chris in Tulsa, Oklahoma

58 months ago

TYW in Alma, Illinois said: If she was a radiologist, then she doesn't earn a low wage and doesn't need a second job. Radiologists are medical doctors with 14+ years of education under their belt. She's making somewhere between $80k-$120k per year probably.

That is assuming she's a radiologist and not a radiologic technologist, which is a person who takes x-rays.

the radilolgist at my hospital here in new mexico make more like 250,000 to 400,000 a year. Radiologist are among the highest paid doctors!!!

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Christopher in San Diego, California

56 months ago

Hello Mary in Scotts Valley! I sure do miss that area! I used to live in san jose and would venture down there often. My favorite road and winery are both very close to you. Bear Creek road and David Bruce! sorry for being so off topic,
But, I also want to say to everyone else, I know there seems to be a lot of negative people on here but keep your head up. Radiography is not the end of the road you can always branch off to other things like sonography or radiation therapy ect. so if you feel like its what you want to do then just go for it!
I have had jobs with a high school education making the money you make with a degree, its always about selling yourself. If they like you and you rub off on them in a positive way the skys the limit. Confidence is key in success no matter what you are applying for! If you negative and look at it as a glass half empty then youll be just like the rest of the people complaining in this forum. (no offense)
I wish everyone the best of luck in finding job placement and or succeeding with what ever there heart desires!

Happy New year!

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sandi

56 months ago

Veteran X-Ray Tech in Durham, North Carolina said: Do not go into radiology now if you want to find a job. THERE ARE NO XRAY JOBS IN NORTH CAROLINA. The market is flooded with techs coming out of school. I have been a tech for 20 years and am blessed to be working since I have the experience. You will not be as lucky, sorry. If I was young now and had to pick a career in healthcare it would be nursing just so I would have some chance at a job. Good luck.

I'm graduating from Missouri this summer and in the state of Missouri, you dont have to be licensed tech to take xrays...I was wondering if you need to be licensed in NC? Missouri is saturated as well...schools everywhere around here...its crazy!!

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Xrayz in Charlottesville, Virginia

56 months ago

I read here with much interest some saying you can just go in Hospitals, Clinics etc. and talk to somebody about an X-Ray job. Not here I can assure you. Human Resources has very effectively built a wall around themselves. The ONLY way to apply is to send Application, Cover Letter and Resume online. The Application is basically handtyping what is already detailed in the Resume. They will not take any phone calls, no personal interaction whatsover. Sign of the times? There has only been 3 (three) X-Ray jobs posted here in over 7 months. I have applied for all 3. Not only did I not get a call about an interview, I did not even get a reponse to follow-up e-mails I sent thanking the employer for considering me for the position. How long does it take to click "Reply" and type "OK"? A short response from them would have been fantastic but an "OK" would have at least let me know they looked at my application.

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