Radiologic Technology

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Hospital radiology departments
Clinics' radiology departments
Physicians' offices

Application Process:
Click Here for Application Information

See also:
Health Science Career Pathways

TOOLS/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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 look at application, selection criteria and timeline, please click here.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
  • 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.
CAREER CLOSEUP
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Job Outlook and Pay Info

Median Wage (MT)* $48,230.00
Median Wage (US)* $52,210.00
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Average entry-level wage, COT grads (2006-2010) $39,720.80
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Expected growth (MT)*
(projection through 2016)
15%
Expected growth (US)*
(projection through 2018)
15%
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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment Projections; MT Dept. of Labor and Industry, Research and Analysis Bureau
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DEGREE & CERTIFICATE OPTIONS

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.

SKILLS, TRAITS, PREPARATORY CLASSES THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL
  • 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.
PROGRAM COST AND COMPLETION INFORMATION
OUR STUDENTS

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