General Information about Radiologic Technology

Prepare for Certification in Radiologic Technology

Learn the skills necessary to successfully pass the Radiologic Technology Registry Exam. This nationally recognized certification from the ARRT demonstrates that you have the knowledge necessary to work anywhere in the United States. The program at Western Suffolk BOCES provides a low student-to-teacher ratio to ensure each student receives the best possible education.

What is a Radiologic Technologist?

Professionals in the field are known by different names–radiologic technologists, rad techs, x-ray techs, and radiographers. Their role is to provide high quality images of the body to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Radiography is both an art and science using x-rays to image organs, bones and blood vessels. Technologists work in many settings including inpatient hospitals, emergency rooms, outpatient offices and may be called upon to travel to patients’ homes. Rad techs work closely with radiologists; physicians who interpret the images to make diagnoses.

Modern radiologic sciences are considered safe professions, and thorough training and instructions focus on safety protocols and measures.

Employment Outlook

Radiologic Technologists areĀ  in demand. The 24-hour need for medical images provides incredible flexibility for techs. Techs work full-time, part-time, or per diem at hospital, outpatient, or travel facilities. There are day, evening, and overnight shifts available seven days a week at many clinical locations.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects about 20,000 new job openings in the United States each year for the next decade. More opportunities will continue to open to for those with advanced education into other modalities such as CT-scan, MRI, Mammography or Interventional Radiography.

Job Placement

Western Suffolk BOCES’ Job Placement Office offers lifetime placement to help graduates advance in their chosen field. Job placement for new graduates from the Radiologic Technology Program currently sits at 100%.

Accredited By

Commission of the Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Rd., Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
Phone: 770-396-3898
Fax: 770-396-3790

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5300
Fax: (312) 704-5304