In the radiologic technologist program at Cleveland University-Kansas City, students receive their A.A.S. in Radiologic Technology degree in as little as two years. CUKC admits students to the Radiologic Technology program two times per year. Students complete eight general education prerequisite courses, then spend 16 months receiving instruction in a classroom setting and in a clinical training environment. Courses are in the evenings from 6-10 p.m. Clinical training occurs at affiliated medical and imaging facilities in the surrounding communities.
Students gain experience via two full-functioning radiologic equipment rooms and in the University’s two demonstration suites. Clinical experience comes via partner healthcare facilities in Kansas City and surrounding communities.
The A.A.S. in Radiologic Technology degree at CUKC is officially recognized as an American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) approved educational provider for Radiography.
More than half of all radiologic technologist work in hospitals; others work in diagnostic clinics, physician group practices, mobile imaging facilities, and surgery centers.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of radiologic technologists is anticipated to grow at 9% through 2030, a faster rate than the average for all occupations.
Radiologic technologists are achieving a national median wage of more than $61,000 per year, and a first-year average salary of $45,449, according to Salary.com. That’s more than 30 percent more than the median salary of those with other types of associate (two-year) degrees.
I found the combination of patient care and technology appealing. I also enjoy that this field pushes me to be creative when it comes to imaging…every patient’s body build and medical condition is different, so you have to know how to position patients differently.