Radiology technician is one of the hottest medical fields today with high pay, rewarding work, and numerous job opportunities for those with the right training. The downside is that gaining admission into accredited radiology programs becomes more difficult because of the high level of competition to get into these schools.
It’s important to start the process as early as possible if you’re thinking about applying to ensure there are no unpleasant surprises along the way. Working with a career counselor at a high school or junior college should help prevent you from missing any steps and hopefully stand out from a crowded field.
One of the first things you’ll need is generally a high school diploma or equivalent. After that check the prerequisite requirements for the classes you’ll take in the program. You’ll probably need to have completed several science and math courses but there could be English and other courses required as well. These requirements are often different for each school. Also make sure your GPA is high enough to be considered for admission. Sending in the application materials well before the deadlines should help avoid problems with missing documentation as well as put you closer to the beginning of the line if there’s a waiting list.