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X-Ray Technician Schools in Texas

Looking for a solid health care career that doesn't involve bedpans? Become an x-ray or radiologic technician. This field may offers plenty of opportunity; the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that demand for x-ray technicians will grow faster than average, and the best opportunities may go to those who know more than one radiologic procedure (like x-ray, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, or mammography).

Where can you get this knowledge? One of the many Texas x-ray technician schools may offer training in a range of x-ray imaging procedures. By completing formal training programs in radiography, you may pursue a certificate, an associate's degree, or a bachelor's degree. An associate's degree is the most common level of education for radiologic technologists and technicians. Radiology technician schools in Texas may prepare you for licensing, something which the state requires of all x-ray technicians. Additionally, radiologic technicians in Texas have earned an annual mean wage of $52,510, in 2009 according to BLS.

Texas Lifestyle

If you prefer big-city living, try Dallas/Fort Worth, musical Houston, artsy San Antonio, or outdoorsy Austin. Two of these areas, Dallas and Houston, made Forbes Magazine's list of Ten Most Affordable Places To Live Well. Texas seems like a whole separate country, and it has something for everyone. Home to some very large and highly regarded medical facilities like the MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Texas Medical Center, Texas boasts being the home to the largest medical center in the world.

Texas X-Ray Technician Schools

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