The Blinn College District Radiologic Technology Program encourages individuals interested in becoming radiologic technologists to apply for admission to the Fall 2022 cohort. The deadline to submit an application is March 31, 2022.
“This field is the perfect fit for prospective students who are passionate about medicine and technology,” Program Director Tina Kocurek said. “Our state-of-the-art facilities, experienced faculty, and clinical rotations prepare our graduates to make valuable contributions to the healthcare profession and obtain immediate employment, which is reflected by our program’s consistent 100% job placement rate.”
Radiologic technologists make up the third-largest group of healthcare professionals in the nation – surpassed in number only by physicians and nurses. Radiologic technologists use specialized medical equipment to create images of patients’ bodies to help doctors diagnose and treat diseases and injuries.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, radiologic technologists earn a median salary of $63,710 per year and employment is projected to grow 9% between 2020 and 2030, creating 21,600 new jobs.
Blinn’s two-year Radiologic Technology Program is based at the RELLIS Academic Alliance Complex at the RELLIS Campus in Bryan, where students gain hands-on skills utilizing the facility’s 16,000-square-foot simulation laboratories. The nationally accredited program prepares students for careers as entry-level radiologic technologists through extensive training in patient care and safety, anatomy and physiology, image production, equipment operation, radiation protection, and radiographic procedures. The program’s curriculum is designed to transfer graduates seamlessly into institutions of higher learning to continue studies beyond an Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply for state licensure and will be prepared to complete the credentialing examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Program graduates have a 100% pass rate on the ARRT examination and a 100% job placement rate over the past five years.
For more information regarding the Blinn Radiologic Technology Program and the application process, visit www.blinn.edu/radiologic-technology.
(Story courtesy Richard Bray, Blinn Information)