technicians, sometimes known as radiographers, deal with all the
issues surrounding the use of x-rays for use in diagnosing medical
problems. Some radiographers also operate computerized tomography
scanners, and others use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment.
these tend to be specialists in their fields. Formal training programs
range in length from 1 to 4 years, and X-ray technician schools
offer certificates, associate degrees and bachelor degrees. The
1 year courses tend to be for other health care professionals who
wish to change their career. Training programs are accredited by
the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.
prospects are good, with the number of jobs forecast to increase
during the next ten years.