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Radiological & X-Ray Technician Degrees and Programs

Written by NS StaffJune 30, 2011
X-Ray Technician

Radiological Technician

Radiological technicians, also known as X-ray technicians or imaging technicians, help doctors by taking images of broken bones and other internal injuries. Radiological technicians prepare patients and operate the machinery in hospitals and clinics.

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To become a radiological technician, most states require a license. Those interested in becoming an x-ray technician can earn a license by enrolling in and completing a one to two year program from a community college or trade school. However, a bachelor's degree is recommended, as it assists a radiological technician in advancing his or her medical career. It is also possible to specialize in a subset of radiology such as mammography, medical sonography, or surgery.

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