Radiologic technologists help doctors diagnose and treat patients by performing imaging tests and administering radiation therapy when prescribed. Also known as radiographers, these professionals may perform specific tests including X-rays, MRIs and ultrasounds, depending on their training. Health care careers are among the fastest-growing in the nation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and their data shows that jobs in radiology are no exception. Specific occupations in radiology include:
The field you decide to pursue will likely depend on your own interests and the amount of time you’re willing to invest in your education, but the first step in the process — choosing a radiology school — will be the same no matter which career path you ultimately choose.
There is a wide array of schools around the Buckeye State that offer programs and degrees in radiology, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. These include:
Salaries for radiology professionals may vary by employer and location within the state, but the follow table can give you some idea of potential earnings in different radiology jobs, as well as the number of people employed in each occupation.