Hi Taylor, I am a nuclear medicine technologist and worked for 20 yrs, then became a nurse to expand my career. Radiology offers all types of opportunity for job expansion such as CT, MRI, interventional radiology and surgery when you have a basic radiologic technologist degree. There are outpatient facilities and hospital/shift work as well. One of the most exciting things for me in medical imaging was operating the equipment. Medical imaging is a smaller division of health care workers so departments are smaller and can be very close knit. Nursing is just as comparable to medical imaging in regards to opportunity to expand or specialize in the profession. There are more opportunity to do so but many of those areas you may have no interest in anyway. Both offer travel jobs, outpatient and hospital, and procedural areas. Nursing has more flexibility with the shift work and I find getting a job in nursing is easier than in medical imaging. I really encourage you to shadow in a department. We have students arrange to shadow different modalities often so it would be a common thing for you to call and ask to do. Call your hospital, ask for medical imaging, ask to speak to the department manager or director and leave a voice message stating you would like to shadow in the department or arrange it through your school. When you do shadow, consider if you could see yourself doing that job, working on that equipment, helping patients in that way. Good Luck Taylor!