This major is a program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of a physician, to perform patient assessment, patient management, selected imaging procedures and to make initial observations of diagnostic images.
Includes instruction in radiologic procedures and techniques, cross sectional anatomy, pharmacology, pathophysiology, patient assessment, patient care and management, and radiation biology.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Radiologist Assistant Major (use the College Search feature and enter "radiologist" 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 Radiologist Assistant Major?
Radiologist Assistants performs x-rays and other diagnostic imaging examinations on patients. These individuals operate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to create diagnostic images.
Job opportunities for radiology assistants are very good in the future as this career subsector is expected to see a seven percent (7%) growth 2019-2029.
Typically, an earned associate degree is required to enter this career area. However, a certificate is sometimes sufficient with on-the-job training. Most states require license and/or certification.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Radiologist Assistant 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.
- Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
- American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
- American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
Publications/Magazines in Radiologist Assistant Major