If you live in 德州 or 乔治亚州 or would consider moving there, the need for 放射技术人员 (aka rad科技s) is booming. 在德克萨斯州，它是投影的 增长18% 从现在到2030年. In 乔治亚州, growth is projected at 19%.
That’s significantly higher than the national average of 6%, according to bls.政府. Have you considered a move to 休斯顿 or Atlanta? Or, maybe you already live there and are considering your career choices?
There are a few reasons for these areas’ growth in rad科技. One, the nation’s boomers are aging and they’re living longer. Plus, the populations in 德州 and 乔治亚州 are growing. That brings more osteoporosis and broken bones, which means more demand for rad科技s. Of course, rad科技s work with the entire population, not just the retired. You might take imaging of a soccer kid’s wrist or a runner’s sprained ankle.
另外, as the current population of rad科技s retires themselves, the country needs younger professionals to replace those who are retiring.
What do 放射技术人员 do?
- Rad techs are essential members of medical teams, helping physicians determine a patient’s medical or injury diagnosis.
- Rad techs operate X-ray machines and related imaging equipment such as advanced CT (computed tomography), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), 超声波仪器. (Keep in mind, CT and MRI imaging may require additional training.)
- The images rad科技s take help other medical professionals diagnose disease, 医疗条件, 或伤害.
Working as a rad科技 includes a human component too, because you also work directly with patients. You’re not just managing high-tech machines. Part of the job is explaining how you’re going to use the machine, and helping patients get positioned the right way.
Getting the patient to follow your directions takes clear communication and patience, particularly if a patient is nervous, has been through a traumatic accident, or can’t follow directions very well. The job entails a mix of patient caregiving, sophisticated machine understanding, 而在terfacing with other medical professionals.
Interested in a career in radiologic technology?
Fortis offers an associate degree program that trains students for entry-level positions in radiological technology. The program emphasizes excellence in patient care and how to safely use radiation and modern imaging technologies. We have campuses in a variety of locations, including in 休斯顿 而在 佐治亚州士麦那在亚特兰大附近. 点击这里 to learn more about the program, or call 1-855-436-7847 for more information.