X-Ray Technician Schools in West Virginia


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X-Ray Technician Schools in West Virginia

  1. 1. X-Ray Technician Schools in West VirginiaThis article posted at the X-Ray Technician Training & Schools blog. X-Ray Technicians are important staff in a hospitals andclinics, as are trained to operate x ray equipments helping the physician to accurately diagnosea disease or an injury by taking pictures.Those who aspiring to become X Ray Technicians in state of West Virginia, they will need tocomplete an accredited radiology training program is offered through of community colleges,tech schools, universities, or online programs are readily available in this field, and to pass acertification exam awarded by the American Registry of Radiologic Technicians (ARRT).A radiology technician under general supervision of a health officer or nursing professional, willbe requested to perform job through a variety of tasks related to the medical field of radiology. Isresponsible for preparing the patient for x-rays, explaining the procedure and getting clearimaging results, which requires proper use and maintenance of the equipment, observance ofsafety regulations involving the use of radiation to protect himself, the patients and other staffmembers from over-exposure to radiation.X-Ray Tech can work in a hospitals, clinics, medical centers radiology department or work inemergency rooms.X-Ray Technician Training in West VirginiaIn state of West Virginia radiology tech training program is accredited by the Joint ReviewCommittee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).To be eligible for a West Virginia state license radiology technicians must complete a two-yearassociate degree program or one-year certificate program.However, students who wish to enhance their education they pursue a four-year bachelordegree program, as specialize in other fields of the profession, such as computed tomography(CT) scanning, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and mammography, ensuring a better careerwhich can contributes a higher salary.Nursing professionals (eg RN or LPN), who wish to change job from nursing to radiology field,they can choose for a college that offers one-year certificate program.Regardless of program, students will receive both classroom instruction and clinical training inareas such as medical terminology and ethics, anatomy and physiology, biology, pathology,radiation physics, illness and disease, correct positioning, communication, patient care, 1/2
  2. 2. advanced medical imaging, safety precautions and clinical processes. WV Certification X-Ray Technician By successfully completing an accredited radiology training program in state of West Virginia, students qualify to sit for the national radiology certification exam that taken through the American Registry of Radiologic Technicians (ARRT). The certification exam ensure that all X-Ray Techs operating in state of West Virginia have the skills and knowledge, for their employment in the radiology field. The ARRT does not provide training materials to exam candidates. Without ARRT certification, X-Ray Technician cannot legally work in West Virginia. After successful completion of the ARRT exam, applicants must they submit an application for license profession to the West Virginia Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners, to begin the licensure process. According to the ARRT Code of Ethics, the radiology technicians should renew their licenses annually and required 24 hours of continuing education every two years. If continuing education is not completed, the ARRT will suspend certification and they will forfeit their privilege to legally work. X-Ray Technician Salary Radiology technician is really a good career option for those who seek a position in health as they play a crucial role by following specific procedures to obtain x-ray images in order to make critical diagnosis faster. In WV there are many job opportunities in radiology field as it operate several diagnostic centers, clinics and hospitals that are always in need of x ray technicians for imaging procedures. The average annual salary for an X-Ray technician in West Virginia is approximately $43,000, and according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the outlooks of employment appear highly favorable over the next years. Important Contacts for X-Ray Technician American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) American Registry of Radiologic Technicians (ARRT) Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) West Virginia State Department of Health West Virginia Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners X-Ray Technician Schools in West Virginia 2/2Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org)