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X-Ray Technician Schools in Texas


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X-Ray Technician Schools in Texas

  1. 1. X-Ray Technician Schools in TexasThis article posted at the X-Ray Technician Training & Schools blog. The State of Texas is considered one of the best places forthe students who are planning to move for x-ray tech training, as has highest number ofcolleges that offer radiology technician program in the United States. There are around 37accredited x-ray technician schools in state by the Joint Review Committee on Education inRadiologic Technology (JRCERT).Additional, because of the constant change and advances in the medical industry, there is ahigh demand for x-ray technologists in the state, with many new jobs in hospitals and moredemand in medical offices, clinics, and diagnostic medical imaging centers. Therefore, they arethe first to know about the newest in the field of medicine, by gaining a lot of knowledge aboutthe latest procedures that the facilities use for their patients.X-Ray Technician need to work well in a team setting and it is essential to communicateeffectively with the radiologist. Helps diagnose, detect, and track various medical and healthconditions with taking images or radiographs of the human body. Also, is responsible for safelyoperating and maintaining the imaging machinery, prepare patients for procedures, and keepingthe patients medical records.X-Ray Technician Training in TexasIn order to get admission in any of the approved radiology school of Texas, contender isrequired to possess either GED or any other equivalent degree and should get through thebackground test as well as drug check. Also, a high school background in math, physics,chemistry and biology is helpful, since some schools require a minimum score on an entranceexam.The radiology programs are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education inRadiologic Technology (JRCERT) and offer either a two-year associates degree or a four-yearbachelors degree, as well as one-year radiology certificate program that are sometimesavailable in vocational schools and community colleges, but beginning in 2015, the AmericanRegistry of Radiologic Technologists will only certify contenders who have a degree at theassociates level or higher. Usually, students need to pay around $2200 per year as tuitionamount. 1/2
  2. 2. The training is a combination of clinical practice and classroom study and includes courses such as: anatomy, pathology, physiology, radiation safety, medical terminology, patient care procedures, imaging technology, medical ethics, and radiobiology. During the clinical practice, students will work with real patients under the direct supervision of an experienced radiologist. For those who wish to obtain higher employment opportunities, they can specialize in specific fields of radiology such as mammography, magnetic resonance, and CT scanning, with further specialized training and earning a bachelors degree. Certification X-Ray Technician After completing a training program the candidates should take a certification exam through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), which most employers require when hiring radiology techs. Passing this exam will render the candidate eligible to become licensed as a certified x ray technician by the Texas Department of State Health Services. The X-Ray Technicians should renew their licenses annually and required 24 credits of continuing education every two years. These CE credits can be acquired by attending in conferences, volunteer activities, completing online credits. X-Ray Technician Jobs in Texas X-Ray Technician a good job option for those who seek a career in health that offers direct interaction with patients by playing a crucial role by following specific procedures to obtain x-ray images. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average annual salary for an X-Ray technician in Texas is an average of $56,000 per year. Graduates can seek employment at imaging clinics, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, diagnostics centers, and doctors offices in state. However, medical imaging labs have the highest paying radiology salary in Texas, followed by hospitals and outpatient facilities. Additional Information for X-Ray Technician American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists Texas Department of State Health Services X-Ray Technician Schools in Texas 2/2Powered by TCPDF (