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Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

“A certificate in MRI is the credential technologists need to specialize in the imaging field and also advance a career as a radiologic technologist.”
Jenna Zetwick, Program Coordinator
Program Advantages

This certificate program targets existing radiologic technologists who wish to expand and diversity their clinical skills within the healthcare market place. With the exception of the clinical requirement, the program is designed to be an online experience. Graduates of the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) will be able 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, using technological resources effectively and appropriately, synthesize theory and concepts from the liberal education domain and other professions into MRI. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Upon successful completion of the MRI certificate program, students may also transfer directly into one of our own BS or BTech degree programs or to another college.

Professional Outlook

Employment of magnetic resonance imaging clinicians is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Nationwide in 2016, there were 241,700 employed as noted by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. The median wage for magnetic resonance imaging technicians was $69,930 in 2017.

According to the New York State Department of Labor, there are currently 2,140 magnetic resonance imaging technicians employed in the state (2017 statistics).

Graduates can gain employment in hospitals, clinics, government agencies, diagnostic medical centers, and private physicians offices.

United States Department of Labor and New York State Department of Lab
Jenna Zetwick, Program Coordinator
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