Radiographers, are also known as radiologic technologists, X-ray technologists, and imaging technologists, They X-ray various parts of the body, and then give these images to a radiologists who then diagnose and treat health conditions. The radiography schools train students to take X-rays and administer non-radioactive materials into a patients’ blood streams for diagnostic testing. Depending on which radiography classes taken by the student they might specialize in diagnostic imaging technologies, such as computerized tomography (CT Scans) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Formal training programs at radiography colleges or radiography schools are required for obtaining a radiography diploma or degree. Typically training takes 1 to 4 years leading to a certificate, associate degree, or bachelor’s degree.
Two-year associate degree programs are most common in this career field. Radiography Schools traditionally have offered financial aid to qualified students. This might be in the form of grants, student loans, work study, or scholarships. The amounts and types of financial aid by radiography school. Many schools will also have some type of job placement program for students, connecting graduates and in cases alumni with employers. To get started find several radiography schools in the area that you want to study (please note that some schools will send information only to students with a local address), next follow the links to the schools informational request form to be eligible to receive information on the school. Finally once you have all of the facts compare the programs offered by the radiography schools looking at type of training, length of training program, job placement, financial aid, and the style of education. Using this method will help you make the most appropriate choice.