Turn your desire to help others by using technology into a fulfilling career in the medical field. Earn a radiologic technologist degree at Aims and get a job working as a radiologic technologist at a medical office, clinic or hospital.
Also known as radiographers, radiology technologists are responsible for safely creating clear and accurate x-ray images of the body. These x-ray images help doctors make an accurate diagnosis and decide on a course of treatment. With a radiologic technologist associate degree, you can become a vital part of a medical team that helps patients navigate difficult health situations.
In this two-year degree program that takes five semesters to complete, learn the medical, technological and safety information required to become a radiologic technologist. Gain hands-on skills both in a lab setting and during several immersive internships. Get practice in applying critical thinking skills, delivering patient care and multi-tasking in a busy work environment.
During each semester in the rad tech degree program, you’ll spend half the week in the classroom and labs and half the week in an internship in the community working directly with patients. Your instructors will support you every step of the way, guiding you through practice sessions and “what if” scenarios designed to teach you how to work with patients in a professional and compassionate manner. You’ll also gain experience using a variety of high-tech equipment comparable to what you’ll use in the field.
Study subjects including:
- Fundamentals of radiologic equipment
- Anatomy and disease pathology
- Radiographic terminology
- Safety standards and techniques
- Specific radiologic procedures for different areas of the body
- Radiographic specialties including pediatrics, geriatrics and trauma
The Aims radiologic technologist degree program abides by current standards and guidelines adopted by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
If you enjoy problem-solving, working with people and being challenged in a fast-paced setting with plenty of variety, earning a radiologic technologist degree might be right for you.