Train to Be an X-Ray Technician at Everest University in Brandon, Fla.
Posted Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 by
Imaging is a big business in the United States. Once primarily found in hospitals and clinics, X-ray machines and other advanced diagnostic instruments are now used at private imaging centers across America. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are now more than 14,000 diagnostic imaging centers in the United States. These businesses employ more than 195,000 people. The total dollar volume generated by these centers is more than $11 billion.
The demand for radiological technicians to operate this equipment is also healthy. The U.S. Labor Department projects the number of job opportunities for radiological technicians will increase 23 percent between 2010 and 2020. Nationally, salaries for trained radiological technicians start at $26,700 annually. (Salaries and employment opportunities vary by local market.)
If you would like to be part of the growing diagnostic imaging industry and you live in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area, you can train to be a radiological technician at Everest University in Brandon.
Everest’s Radiologic Technician Program
At Everest University, you can earn a Radiologic Technician Associate of Science degree in a little over two years. The program offers hand-on training in a number of radiological technologies. You’ll learn the theory behind radiological diagnostics as well as the practical skills needed to work in a 21st century imaging center. Topics covered include:
- Introduction to Radiologic Technology
- Radiologic Physics and Equipment
- Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning
- Radiation Protection and Safety
- Patient Care and Management Fundamentals
- Radiographic Pathology
- Advanced Imaging Procedures
- Medical Terminology
Why Everest University?
When it comes to your education, you have many choices. Thousands of students just like you choose Everest because it offers:
- Small classes, which provide lots of personal attention
- Instruction by experienced industry professionals
- Hands-on training with equipment you’ll likely work with on the job
- Help with financial aid for those who qualify
- Career services support upon graduation
About the Brandon Campus
Everest University’s Brandon campus is conveniently located at 3924 Coconut Palm Drive, just south of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in Brandon. Midway between Tampa and Plant City, the campus can be reached easily via Interstate 4 and Interstate 75. The campus attracts students from throughout the Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg area.
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Employment is not guaranteed, but career services help is available for graduates.