Hospital radiology departments
Clinics' radiology departments
Health Science Career Pathways
Special Admission Procedures: Once individuals have completed the program prerequisite courses necessary to apply to the clinical part of the program, they will go through a competitive admissions process. Due to limited clinical/laboratory space, only 12 to 16 students per year will be selected to continue in the clinical part of the program.
- To apply modern principles of radiation exposure, radiation physics, radiation protection, and radiation biology to produce medical diagnostic images.
- Medical terminology, human anatomy and physiology, pathology and radiographic positioning techniques applicable to the medical imaging field.
- Evaluate and report malfunctioning equipment through appropriate channels.
- Evaluate radiographic images for diagnostic quality, appropriateness, pathology, and additional view requirements.
- Study clinical applications in a hospital radiographic department setting.
- Clinical duties may include providing patients with information regarding preparation, expectations, and post-procedural care requirements.
- Proper care and maintenance of patient records in accordance with applicable regulations.
- Computer skills applicable to radiographic requirements are examined in detail.
Job Outlook and Pay Info
|Median Wage (MT)*||$48,230.00|
|Median Wage (US)*||$52,210.00|
|Average entry-level wage, COT grads (2006-2010)||$39,720.80|
|Expected growth (MT)*
(projection through 2016)
|Expected growth (US)*
(projection through 2018)
|*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment Projections; MT Dept. of Labor and Industry, Research and Analysis Bureau|
|Graduate Placement Data|
Students earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology upon successful completion of this program. Students are prepared to take the national licensing exam required for Radiologic Technicians.
- Biology and/or science classes
- Anatomy & Physiology classes
- The abillity to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand
- Actively looking for ways to help people
- Managing one's own time and the time of others
- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.