This is a two-year degree program for students interested in obtaining an Associate of Applied Science in Radiography.  The program′s mission is to prepare students with the professional knowledge and technical skills needed to deliver patient care.   Graduates are ready to be entry-level radiographer, which is a skilled health care professional who uses radiation to produce images of the human body for diagnosis and treatment by others in the medical profession.  Note that licensing requirements must first be met prior to being able to work in this field.

Course work includes clinical rotations to area health care facilities, radiographic exposure, image processing, radiographic procedures, physics, pathology, patient care and management, radiation protection, quality assurance, anatomy and physiology, and radiobiology.

Career Information

Graduates of accredited programs are eligible to apply to take The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ national examination for certification and registration as medical radiographers.  Graduates may be employed in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, medical laboratories, government agencies, and industry.

Salary

The entry level hourly Wage ranges from between $16.58 and $18.36 according to nchealthcareers.com and NCWorks Online and the median income for radiogaphers in NC is $24.95 an hour or $51,900 a year.

Post-graduate training opportunities are available in other imaging modalities: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), Ultrasound (US), Nuclear Medicine (NM), Mammography, Interventional Radiography, and Radiation Therapy.

 

 

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