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Do you need a bachelors or just an associates degree in a radiology technician career??

bachelors or associates in california

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Marie’s Answer

You need to Complete a diploma, certificate, or associate's degree and pass the ARRT exam. For your associate degree it takes 2 years to complete from start to finish. You will end up with an associate degree. You'll also need to perform hands-on training during your time at school through a clinical externship. The average salary for a radiologic technologist in California is $85,000 per year. Radiologic technologist salaries in California can vary between $27,500 to $153,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, and more.
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Elisa’s Answer

There are two common paths to becoming a radiologic technologist. The first option is to go through a college based program and earn either your Associates or Bachelors degree in the process. Some college programs offer the opportunity to get additional education in Computerized Tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in the process of getting your Bachelors. The second option is to be accepted into a rad tech program, and while acceptance requirements can vary, most require an Associates Degree. Either path you choose, do due diligence and make sure the program is JRCERT certified. Once you finish your training, including clinical rotations where you will learn the "hands-on" skills, you will need to sit for your American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) test to earn your certification, R.T.(R). Depending on where you work, you might also have to take a state examination to obtain your license, but licensing is not currently required in all states.

You can find a list of California programs at https://www.radiologyschools411.com/california/
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Megan’s Answer

In addition to what has been written , an associates is perfectly acceptable for a radiologic technologist. A radiologic technologist is consider the starting point for the other modalities. If you wanted to pursue becoming a MRI, or CT there is a chance you could cross-train. The hospital I did my radiology school through allowed that during your senior year of school. The biggest difference I see between an associates and bachelor degree is promotional. So if you wanted to be some type of shift manager or anything besides just a technologist you would want to consider a bachelors and maybe a masters.
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