Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Medical Careers - X-Ray Technician

Working in a medical setting can be so rewarding and there are many careers besides being a physician or nurse. One such career is that of x-ray technician. X-ray Technicians work in clinics, hospitals and radiology facilities. They interact with other medical staff and with patients.

An x-ray technician works with imaging equipment to get the radiological films a physician has ordered. These films will aid the doctor in diagnosis of a patient's condition. They must position the patient and the equipment properly and precisely to get the images at the exact angles and views that the physician needs.

To pursue a career in x-ray technology, one must attend an accredited school program. Most programs take between 1 and 4 years, and in 38 states an X-ray technician is required to be licensed. The market for employment in the field is very good and the median annual salary is about $40,000 with top earners being paid more than $55,400 annually. Employment opportunities for x-ray technicians are expected to continue to grow at a rapid rate for at least the next few years.

If you are interested in an exciting and fulfilling career in the medical field as an x-ray technician, you can get up to date information on schools and programs at the link provided.

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