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A Career as an X-Ray Technician

Did you know the hospital in your community might suffer from a shortage of trained radiographers, more commonly known as x-ray technicians?

It's true: the medical field needs more trained x-ray technicians now. Demand for various kinds of radiologic technologists, including x-ray techs, is escalating with the aging of the baby-boomer population and rapid advances in diagnostic imaging.

That means career opportunities for graduates of x-ray technician schools are surging at hospitals, physician offices, diagnostic imaging facilities, and other outpatient facilities.

Employment of licensed radiographers, trained at x-ray tech schools, is expected to increase by more than 20 percent through 2012, reports the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Salary and benefit packages also should continue to improve as employers seek to retain qualified radiographers, particularly those with specializations in mamography, computed tomography (CT scan), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Today's median salary for x-ray technicians is more than $50,000, according to the American Registry of Radiologic Technicians.

Earn a competitive salary and play a valuable role in the health of your community; attend one of the nation's respected x-ray technician schools and earn your radiographer certificate or degree.

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