What is the required education to become an x-ray technician?
I am using mypace to decide what I wish to do, but it does not say the required education level, I am wondering if I'd need through college or medical school to become an x-ray technician, or if a highschool education will be enough.
After getting the associates degree, you then are eligible to take the national certifying exam of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. After working for a while with basic X-rays, some techs will then go on into more specialized areas such as CT or mammography.
If you wanted instead to become a radiologist (a physician who specializes in X-rays, scans, etc.) you would need to get a college degree, then go to medical school and do a radiology residency.
Good luck with your planning and write back if you have more questions.
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