PPC Program Highlight: Radiologic Technology9 April 2018
Radiologic Technology is one of the many healthcare degree programs we offer at Pioneer Pacific College. It’s a fantastic career choice for anyone passionate about medicine and technology, and it has many opportunities for specialization and advancement. The job market in healthcare is strong throughout Oregon, with the need only growing for specialized roles such as radiologic technology. Is radiologic technology a good fit for you?
What Does a Radiologic Technologist Do?
As an essential role in the medical world, radiologic technologists work in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, outpatient centers, and physicians’ offices. They are skilled people who maintain and operate medical equipment every day, knowing exactly how to capture the images needed for a patient. Additionally, once those medical images are taken, the radiologic technologist then works with physicians to analyze and interpret them. While the role is focused on the equipment and images, radiologic technologists will often need to prepare patients for their imaging procedure, ensuring their safety.
What Skills are Required When Working in Radiologic Technology?
When choosing a career path, it’s important to consider the skill set needed to be successful. Taking classes and passing tests are essential, but there are certain innate and learned skills that take someone from a good candidate to a great one. Here are the top skills required for radiologic technologists:
- Clear communication
- Quality control
- Computer skills
Why Choose Pioneer Pacific College?
When it comes to your education and career, you want the best. Pioneer Pacific College has been providing hands-on, career-focused courses and college degree programs to Oregon students for over 30 years. Choosing a healthcare career in radiologic technology is a good first step, and choosing Pioneer Pacific College to complete your education is the next one. Here’s why:
- Accelerated program – Our Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science program is only 80 weeks long. The coursework is concentrated and geared toward providing you with exactly what you need to build a successful career.
- JRCERT accredited – We are one of only a few accredited schools in Oregon that offer this program. This accreditation not only assures the best education, it properly prepares you for the national ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) certification exam.
- Excellent companion degrees. All of our healthcare programs can work together to provide a unique and thorough education for anyone pursuing a medical career. If you have already completed our Medical Assistant or Limited X-Ray programs, Radiologic Technology is an excellent companion degree.
- Small class sizes – Every student gets individual attention, which can be hard to come by at many colleges and universities. We focus on practical learning both in the classroom and in a workplace setting.
If you’re still trying to decide what the best next step is for your medical career, contact the friendly admissions team at Pioneer Pacific College. We can talk you through your options, including credit transfer and financial aid, and help you get on the career path that’s best for you!