A radiologic technologist is qualified in providing patient services using a variety of imaging equipment. The typical duties of the radiologic technologist include performing radiologic procedures for diagnostic interpretation, providing patient care, applying principles of radiation protection, evaluating radiographic images for technical quality and applying professional judgment.
The San Jacinto College medical radiography program:
- Educates and trains students for entry-level employment in radiography through on-site rotations in area hospitals and clinics;
- Teaches students to be clinically competent, possess critical thinking skills, communicate effectively, both written and orally and ethical and professional behavior; and
- Trains students in appropriate patient care, how to accurately set technical factors for radiographic examinations, demonstrate proper radiation safety, demonstrate the ability to modify imaging examinations for non-routine patients as well as critique images for diagnostic quality.
Employment outlook is excellent, and many of our students gain employment in the field prior to graduation. Our five-year average pass rate on the ARRT national registry exam is 94 percent on the first attempt.
Graduates of this program are employed in hospitals, clinics, and imaging centers.
Students are admitted on a competitive basis because clinical space is limited. Those seeking admission should first apply to San Jacinto College and gain acceptance to the College.
The medical radiography program holds information sessions throughout the year for those interested in the program. For dates and times of these information sessions, you can call the medical imaging department at 281-476-1871 or look for times posted on the San Jacinto College Radiography webpage. Attendance at an information session is required prior to application to the program. Program admission criteria and the selection process are explained at the information session.
The medical radiography program at San Jacinto College is accredited by:
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Dr., Suite 2850
Chicago IL 60606-3182
Radiologic Technologist average median salary: $61,892 per year1
Source: texaswages.com, Gulf Coast region, 2017.
For more information contact 281-476-1871.