Imaging Science

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Program Advantages

The imaging science (BTech) program is designed to provide an upper-level, online vehicle by which students or working professionals who have earned an associate degree, or a certificate of completion from a JRCERT accredited program, can pursue baccalaureate degree credentialing.  It targets those individuals currently working as radiologic technologists who wish to advance into professional positions in management or healthcare administration in addition to advancing their clinical imaging skills. Academic delivery of required coursework will be accomplished through flexibly scheduled online courses.  

Professional Outlook

The United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics does not differentiate computed tomography (CT) technicians from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technicians for reporting purposes. Employment of magnetic resonance imaging clinicians is projected to grow 13% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Nation-wide in 2016 there were 241,700 employed noted by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.

According to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics there were 352,200 jobs nationally in 2016. This is expected to grow 20% in 2016-2026 nationally. This is considered to be faster than average growth.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Kathy Young, Program Director and Allied Health Department Chair