X-Ray Technician Schools in Virginia | Radiology Schools

X-Ray Technician Schools in Virginia

For a career with strong prospects for employment, the health care industry is at the top of the list. Those who want to be involved in this industry, but prefer not to involve themselves with needles or bodily fluids might want to consider a job as an x-ray or radiologic technician. This field may offers plenty of opportunity, in fact the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that demand in this field will grow faster than average, and the best opportunities should go to those with knowledge of more than one radiologic procedure (like x-ray, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, or mammography). Radiology technician schools in Virginia may offer the opportunity to study these specialties.

However, if you want to enjoy this career, you may need some post-secondary education. Virginia x-ray technician schools may help you earn credentials for employment and state licensure. Pursue a certificate, associate's degree, or a bachelor's degree. The two-year associate's degree is the most commonly sought-after level of education for radiologic technologists and technicians. Radiologic or x-ray technicians in Virginia have earned an annual mean wage of $55,300, in 2009 according to BLS.

Virginia Lifestyle

Virginia may offers plenty of lifestyle benefits for students: culture, history, nightlife, and the outdoors. Its venues range from unspoiled mountains and beaches to the neighborhoods surrounding Washington, DC. Additionally, CQ Press' Health Care State Ranking of 2009 ranks Virginia the healthiest among South Atlantic states. Its many teaching and military hospitals may offer employment opportunities to newly graduated x-ray and radiological technicians.

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