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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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            About Brightwood College

            Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.

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            Education Corporation of America's institutions broaden access to postsecondary educational opportunities.

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            Platt College , Anaheim
            • A Los Angeles-based private college offering programs in medical sciences, legal studies, and graphic design since 1985.
            • Has weekend programs, including certified  veterinary technology, nurse assistant, and hemodialysis technician.
            • Showcases visual communication students’ artwork and design through campus magazine.
            • 3 campuses in Southern California.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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            • Many programs require externships, allowing students to gain real-world experience.
            • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1984.
            • Offers 22 accelerated, career-focused program options including business administration, medical assisting, and more.
            • Regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
            • 11 campuses across California, with an online division as well.
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            About Valley College of Medical Careers

            Valley College of Medical Careers is located in West Hills of the San Fernando Valley, CA. VCMC is the home of medical career training in Surgical Technology, Medical Billing & Coding, Pharmacy Technician and Medical Assisting. The mission of Valley College of Medical Careers is to provide students with a quality vocational school that offers training that can afford students the opportunity to secure employment in their fields of study upon graduation.  Our commitment to this mission is reflected in our core values of Educational Excellence, Customer Satisfaction, and Continuous Improvement. Our vocational school focuses on providing career training opportunities in a relatively short period of time that prepare students for entry-level positions in health care careers.  Our goal is to assist students to achieve their educational and professional goals, and to promote an environment for employees and students that fosters teamwork, personal growth, and respect for the individual.

             

            • Offers several scholarship opportunities for students who qualify.
            • Laptop computers are issued to each student at the beginning of their program.
            • Provides programs in health care, business, information technology, and graphic arts.
            • Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
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            Our family of non-profit colleges admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

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            • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1969.
            • Offers free refresher courses to alumni for any previously completed course.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
            • Online headquarters located in Tempe, Arizona, with additional ground campuses in Toronto, Canada and Los Angeles & Sacramento, California.
            • Established in 1940 as Bryan Stenotype School.
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            • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
            • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
            • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
            • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
            • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
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