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Diagnostic Imaging


AWARD OFFERED Associate in Applied Science Degree

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Congratulations! You have taken the first step toward entering a quality educational program that will prepare you for a rewarding healthcare career.
The Diagnostic Imaging program is designed to provide qualified radiologic technologists for diagnostic imaging departments of hospitals and clinics. Radiologic technologists create images using x-rays that pass through the body. They are educated in anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety and protection, and basic patient care. They may also administer contrast media to visualize anatomy in the body such as the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Radiologic technologists may have the opportunity to specialize in specific imaging modalities such as bone densitometry, computed tomography (CT), mammography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, or sonography.
The Wallace State Community College Diagnostic Imaging program is currently accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (www.jrcert.org).
The national projections by the Department of Labor indicate that employment of radiologic technologist has an expected growth rate between 18 and 26%. Employment is projected to grow faster than average and job opportunities are expected to continue to be favorable. According to the national occupation outlook the average salary for Radiologic Technologist with an Associate's Degree ranges from $16-33/hr. Hospitals will remain the principal employer of radiologic technologists. However, a greater number of new jobs will be found in offices of physicians, clinics and diagnostic imaging centers. Health facilities such as these are expected to grow rapidly through 2014, due to the strong shift toward outpatient care. (Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Congratulations! You have taken the first step toward entering a quality educational program that will prepare you for a rewarding healthcare career.


The Diagnostic Imaging program is designed to provide qualified radiologic technologists for diagnostic imaging departments of hospitals and clinics. Radiologic technologists create images using x-rays that pass through the body. They are educated in anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety and protection, and basic patient care. They may also administer contrast media to visualize anatomy in the body such as the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Radiologic technologists may have the opportunity to specialize in specific imaging modalities such as bone densitometry, computed tomography (CT), mammography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, or sonography.


The Wallace State Community College Diagnostic Imaging program is currently accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (www.jrcert.org). To review program effectiveness data for WSCC and other JRCERT accredited programs, please visit https://portal.jrcertaccreditation.org/summary/programannualreportlist.aspx

The national projections by the Department of Labor indicate that employment of radiologic technologist has an expected growth rate between 18 and 26%. Employment is projected to grow faster than average and job opportunities are expected to continue to be favorable. According to the national occupation outlook the average salary for Radiologic Technologist with an Associate's Degree ranges from $16-33/hr.


Hospitals will remain the principal employer of radiologic technologists. However, a greater number of new jobs will be found in offices of physicians, clinics and diagnostic imaging centers. Health facilities such as these are expected to grow rapidly through 2014, due to the strong shift toward outpatient care. (Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics)
 

Jim Malone, M.H.Sc., RT(R)(CT)
Program Director
256/352-8309
james.malone@wallacestate.edu