This major is a program that prepares registered radiographers to become registered mammographers.
Includes instruction in anatomy and physiology, mammography instrumentation, mammography positioning, principles and procedures of mammography, and quality assurance.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Mammography Technology/Technician Major (use the College Search feature and enter "mammography" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
What can you do with a major/degree in Mammography Technology/Technician Major?
In the capacity of a Mammography Technologist or Technician, it is your job to take x-rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's bloodstream for diagnostic or research purposes. Includes radiologic technicians who specialize in other scanning modalities.
Job opportunities for mammography technologists/technicians are very likely in the future as this career subsector is expected to see a seven percent (7%) growth 2019-2029.
Mammography technicians need an associate degree to enter the field. Mammography technologists/technicians may start out as radiologic technologists. Most states require radiologic technologists to be licensed or certified, but few states require licensure. Regardless of state requirements, employers typically require or prefer to hire technicians who are certified.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Mammography Technology/Technician Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- American Society of Radiologic Technologists
- Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
- American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
- American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
Publications/Magazines in Mammography Technology/Technician Major