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What Is a Radiology Technician?

Dec 05, 2008

Radiology involves studying all the different types of imaging technologies. These technologies are used for diagnosing and treating diseases. By studying radiology you can learn how to prepare patients for radiology tests, and apply radiation where it is needed. Additionally a radiology technician applies lead sheets to the parts of the body that require protection.

To become a radiology technician one has to complete specialized training. The type of training and length of training depends on what level a radiology technician wishes to be employed at. Those who complete a four-year bachelor's degree program are more employable, and will earn a higher salary than those who only complete a certification course. Pay for this position can start at $20,000, and can range as high as $60,000 or higher for specialized technologists, such as those who operate MRI machines.

A radiology technician is a highly rewarding career, and offers many opportunities for advancement. Find out how you can become a radiology technician, and get started at a great new job.

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