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What path should I take to become an MRI Technolgist?

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MRI technologists need an associate's degree in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). State licensure may be earned by passing a certification examination. Experience in a clinical setting is required for certification eligibility. MRI technologists must be able to follow directions from physicians, communicate effectively with patients, have a basic understanding of the sciences and imaging procedures and must have extensive knowledge of how to operate MRI scanners. According to 2020 earnings data gathered by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, The average MRI Technologist salary in the United States is $69,500 as of September 25, 2020, but the range typically falls between $58,000 and $79,500. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession..

STEP 1: EARN YOUR ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE IN MRI
Aspiring MRI technologists will often need to graduate with at least an associate degree. MRI programs are available at the associate's degree level and will prepare graduates to work as technicians. Programs combine academic coursework with laboratory requirements. Before beginning MRI-specific courses, students will take basic science courses in biology, physics and anatomy. MRI courses include MRI physics, MRI procedures, MRI imaging analysis and pathophysiology. In order to be eligible for certification, you will need to choose a program that has been accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

STEP 2: PARTICIPATE AS A CLINICAL TECH EXPERANCE
Students in an MRI program at the associate's degree level will be required to participate in a clinical experience at a hospital or medical clinic. This offers individuals an opportunity to work and learn under an experienced MRI technician. Students will begin to apply what they have learned in their coursework to a practical setting. Participating in a clinical experience can also lead to employment opportunities, so it's important to begin developing contacts in the field. Upon graduation, your clinical experience can lead to job interviews or employment.

STEP 3: OBTAIN YOUR MRI CERTIFICATE AND STATE LICENSE
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, imaging professionals who graduate from an accredited program can earn state licensure by passing certification offered through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Those who meet the MRI education and experience requirements while in school are eligible for MRI certification with the organization. To obtain certification, individuals must pass an examination. The exam ensures that MRI technologists understand elements of patient care, imaging procedures, data acquisition and processing and physical principles of image formation.

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