Continuing Education

[dropcap type=”circle” color=”#ffffff” background=”#66a3bf”]I[/dropcap]f you already have an associate’s degree in radiology, you can further your career by getting an advanced degree in radiology. It takes four years to get an advanced degree in radiology. You will most likely benefit from an advanced degree in radiology if you are interested in ultrasound technology, computer tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. If you specialize in one of these fields, you can work in outpatient care centers, doctor’s offices and diagnostic centers.

What will you learn?

When you begin your radiology education, you will take classes in radiology and radiographic technology. You will also take courses in physiology and human anatomy. You will learn safety precautions to limit your exposure to radiation, how radiation exposure is measured and the effects of exposure to radiation. In addition to radiology safety, you will also take classes in physics and biology.

How much does it cost?

Tuition for radiology programs depends on location. Out of state private radiology programs are the most expensive. You can expect to pay $15,000 a year for tuition. Community colleges have the cheapest tuition. The average tuition cost at an in state university is $14,000. If you need help paying tuition, many government grants are available to help you pay tuition. Radiology schools that offer online classes offer students more flexibility. The tuition for most programs is expensive, but you can except to make $50,000 or more a year when you become certified.

Job placement

Many schools offer job placement services for their graduates. The job market for the radiology field is expected to grow faster than average over the next decade. Most people in the radiology field are employed by hospitals. Besides hospitals and doctor’s offices, people in the radiology field also work in the military and in animal clinics. You should expect to spend most of your work day on your feet.

The radiology field will have millions of jobs for people who are certified in the field. Changes in technology will require a need for individuals who are fast learners. Start your career in radiology today and have a secure future tomorrow.