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X-Ray Technician Training - X-Ray Technician Schools

X-Ray Technician   Training An X-ray technician uses radiography to capture images of various parts of the body in order for a physician to diagnose and treat broken bones, disease or other health problems. An X-ray technician also explains the process of taking radiographic images to the patient and operates the X-ray machine. X-ray technicians must be well versed in the safe use of radioactive materials, which are involved in making X-rays, and follow strict safety guidelines to protect themselves and the patient from the equipment.

Skills and Training

X-ray tech schools teach students everything they need to know about radiography. Many states also require a license or certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists before you can accept employment as an X-ray technician. In addition to X-ray tech schools, training for this field is offered by hospitals, colleges and universities, and vocational-technical institutes. X-ray tech schools offer instruction in anatomy, physiology, patient care procedures, radiation physics, radiation protection, medical terminology, radiobiology and pathology. In addition to these courses, you will also receive instruction in the proper positioning of patients, medical ethics, and the principles of imaging. Programs to become an X-ray technician take as little as one and as much as four years to complete.

Job Outlook

Like many careers in health care, X-ray technicians should see an increase in opportunities through 2012. With additional training in other imaging techniques such as CT and MRI, an X-ray technician can increase his or her potential in the field. Find out more about the courses and X-ray tech schools in your area online. Beginning a new X-ray technician career tomorrow begins with a little research today.  

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