“A certificate in computed tomography is the credential technologists need to specialize in the imaging field and also advance a career as a radiologic technologist.”
This certificate program targets existing radiologic technologists who wish to expand and diversify their clinical skills within the healthcare market place. With the exception of the clinical requirement, the program is designed to be an online experience. Students will learn how to demonstrate correct positioning skills, select proper technical factors, utilize appropriate radiation protection techniques, exhibit patient-centered skills, critique images to determine diagnostic quality, display proper work ethics, adapt standard procedures for non-routine patients, apply written communication skills to the construction of documents of record that are established professional guidelines, apply oral communication skills to the explanation of ideas and scientific terminology, and use technological resources effectively and appropriately, synthesize theory and concepts from the liberal education domain and other professions into computed tomography. Graduates can gain employment in hospitals, clinics, government agencies, or private physicians offices. Students may also continue their education and transfer directly into one of our own BS or BTech degree programs or to another college.
Overall employment of radiologic and MRI technologists is projected to grow 9 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
About 20,800 openings for radiologic and MRI technologists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire. The 2021 median annual pay for a radiologic and MRI technologist was $61,980.