X-Ray Technician Schools in Wisconsin


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X-Ray Technician Schools in Wisconsin

  1. 1. X-Ray Technician Schools in WisconsinThis article posted at the X-Ray Technician Training & Schools blog. In state of Wisconsin, the field of radiology technician arepopular because of the relatively short schooling requirements and because provides manypaths for advancement and increased salary potential.X-Ray Technicians play a important and vital role in the diagnosis of injuries and illnesses bycollecting useful diagnostic information through X-ray (radiography) from inside the body ofpatients, and therefore doctors they can accurately diagnose a patient and they providerecommendations on best treatment method. They may also specialize in other diagnosticimaging equipment such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography(CT), and must always they carefully follow the instructions given to them by the attendingphysician or radiologist, since x-rays can emit dangerous levels of radiation.A certified x-ray technician works as member of a diagnostic team, in hospitals, medical clinic,dental and medical practices, diagnostic imaging centers, or other medical institution.They are responsible for transporting the patients, setting up the equipment, making sure thepatient is in the exact right position, ensuring the proper precautions are taking to mitigate anyrisk to the patient, studying the images, and assisting the radiologist in identifying the problemsas shown by the x-rays.X-Ray Technician Training in Wisconsin (WI)After successfully graduating from high school, in order they become X-Ray Technicians thestudents will need to attend an x-ray tech training program that is accredited by the Joint ReviewCommittee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).In state of Wisconsin, there are a wide range of educational choices through of accreditedschools, community colleges and universities that offer x-ray technician training and other formsof careers in radiography. Additional, there are courses which offered online with flexibleschedules and affordable tuition costs.Many students they choose either a 2 year associate degree or the one year certificateprogram. However, those who want to find work in supervisory or administrative roles and theywant to pursue better credentials, they pursue a four-year bachelor degree program.Like all medical professions, radiologic technology training consists of formal classroom andclinical education. This design allows for the supervised transition from the theory to thepractical. The courses include psychology, physiology, human anatomy, biology, pathology, 1/2
  2. 2. pharmacology, imaging techniques, ethics and law, radiographic procedures, radiation safety, medical terminology, ethical practice, operation and the proper use of x-ray diagnostic equipment. Note: Attending a non-accredited school will hinder your future employment opportunities. Wisconsin Certification X-Ray Technician The state of Wisconsin is one of the few states in the nation that does not require any type of licensure (granting a license to practice) , or any other credentialing (process of establishing the qualifications of licensed professionals) for X-Ray Technicians. However, many employers often prefer to hire certified radiology technologists with the ARRT certification. The ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) administers the certified radiologic technologist exam, and maintains a national database of CRTs. This credential requires from a student to attend an educational program that is accredited by the JRCERT, and covers all aspects of what will need to know a candidate, before start on the job. ARRT licenses must be renewed every two years in order to maintain the certification through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), and the X-Ray Technician must adhere to the ARRT Code of Ethics, as well as complete the ARRT-required continuing education. X-Ray Technician Salary in Wisconsin The certified X-ray technicians will have access to a wide range of job opportunities and is an excellent way of getting into the health field without investing an exorbitant amount of money, time and effort in their education and training. In state of Wisconsin, the average salary of radiology technologists is $51,580, and the job outlook for medical imaging in Wisconsin looks highly favorable over the next five years according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), as because of the population increase, the diagnostic imaging procedures are more prevalent in use. The technological advancements in the field of medicine also contribute to the need for more qualified radiology technologists. 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) Wisconsin Society of Radiologic Technologists Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services X-Ray Technician Schools in Wisconsin 2/2Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org)