1. Alan says

    I havnt gone to school for it, but my fiance’ has been in school nearly 2 years for it so far, she will graduate in march of next year. Ive watched and helped her study wich includes knowing EVERYTHING about the human body. She has been in clinicals for a year as well (working in hospitals doing x-rays) as part of the schooling. I can tell you this much shes smart and hard working but its a major deal to keep up in this feild. I cant tell you what the pay may be but from just hearing it ranges from 30K up depending on area and related work environment.

  2. RadTech - BAS RT(R)(ARRT) says

    It’s very challenging, 40 hours a week for 2 years. Tuition varies a lot from school to school. The hospital program I went to costs $4400, plus books and scrubs.
    Here is an example of classes:
    Anatomy and Physiology: general anatomy and anatomical relationships, organ and system functions and relationships, and cross sectional anatomy in order to perform accurate radiographic examinations.
    Medical Ethics: ethical and legal considerations which impact upon the practice.
    Medical Terminology: an understanding of abbreviations, symbols, terms, and phrases necessary to communicate with other professionals involved in patient care.
    Patient Care: attention to and concern for, the physical and psychological needs of the patient undergoing the radiographic examination.
    Radiologic Positioning: proper beam-part-film alignment with respect to source of radiation and area to be examined.
    Radiographic Exposure: appropriate selection of all technical factors to produce a diagnostic quality radiograph.
    Radiographic Pathology: knowledge of disease, anomalies and abnormalities which influence performance of radiographic procedures.
    Radiographic Physics: atomic structure, beam quality, radiation interactions, the function and operation of various generator components.
    Radiation Protection: the use of beam restrictive devices, patient shielding techniques, proper screenfilm combinations, accurate assessment and implementation of appropriate exposure factors as well as a working understanding of governmental regulations.
    Radiation Biology: understanding of beam formation and radiation interaction with matter as it relates to genetic and somatic effects.