Radiography

COVID-19 Update: We wanted to send a message of clarification to all students. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a time of uncertainty and a rapidly changing world. These are unprecedented times for everyone.

We want to assure you that Jackson College and the Allied Department are committed to your success and program completion/progression while following CDC and governmental guidelines to maintain everyone’s health and safety.

We have been working tirelessly and are ready to begin online content delivery on Monday, March 23, 2020. All faculty have specific plans to progress Allied students through their programs while maintaining external and internal accreditation guidelines and standards.

No one can predict the course of COVID-19 in the United States and what recommendations will be made in the coming days and weeks. Please know that we are committed to your success and will keep you updated as things develop. If there are delays in clinical/lab courses we are committed to developing plans to help students achieve Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) as quickly as possible once restrictions are lifted.

Recognize this situation is not just affecting Jackson College Allied Health Students but allied programs across the country. We ask that you consider that rumors and untruths are coming from a place of fear and uncertainty. If you have questions do not hesitate to reach out to your Allied Faculty, but realize that we may not have the definite and concrete answers you are looking for. As the situation develops and new information is learned we will communicate with all students in a timely fashion.

Sincerely, Jackson College Allied Health Department

Professor and two students over radiography mannequin

Jackson College Offers the following program options:

Radiography at Jackson College

 

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An associate degree and certification is necessary to become a radiographer. Radiography at JC is a second-admit program, which means students must submit an application after completing the prerequisite courses. Admission to the program is competitive and based on a points system. A clinical practicum experience is included in program requirements. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to write the American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) exams. Satisfactory completion of the ARRT board certifying exams allows the radiographer to use the initials of R.T. (R), Registered Technologist (Radiography).

Job Opportunities

Radiographers work primarily in hospitals, while some may work in physician’s offices, medical laboratories and outpatient care centers.

Pay

The median pay for radiographers and radiologic technologists is $60,070 per year.

Career Outlook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 21 percent job growth through 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.