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Radiologic technology professionals are required to obtain a higher education in order to seek employment. You will need to have particular characteristics and traits in order to succeed in the field. The training that is needed for entrance into the workforce can include associate and bachelor degrees as well as certificates. If you complete these levels of training you will be able to utilize your learned skills and knowledge in combination with your personal qualities. Becoming a sonographer, ultrasound technician, or X-Ray technician can be done if you have the right personality.

Sonographers work with visual imaging machines to help diagnose internal issues. By viewing the organs, tissues, and blood flow, you can help doctors treat other individuals. The skills obtained through training can allow you to enter a successful career where you can utilize your individual personality. You will need to have characteristics such as:
  • compassion
  • good communication
  • fine motor skills
  • good hand eye coordination
...when pursuing a career as a radiologic technologist. Once training is complete, you can seek employment and review images, adjust and maintain equipment, operate equipment, and keep records. With an ISFJ (Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging) or ESFJ (Extraverted Sensing Feeling Judging) type of personality you can succeed and have the career you long for.

Ultrasound technicians use diagnostic imaging to help diagnose certain medical conditions and look at developing embryos and fetuses. Success in this career area requires that you have specific qualities and knowledge that can be obtained through educational training. You will need to be attentive, have good interpersonal skills, be helpful, and have an interest in medicine. These traits can be used with skills that are obtained through higher educational training.

X-Ray technicians use radiologic equipment to take internal pictures of the skeletal system that will be used to diagnose bone related problems. You can work in a chiropractic or physician office, hospital, or medical and dental clinic. In order to seek employment in these facilities, you must first obtain the educational training needed and have certain qualities that are beneficial to the field. Combining the skills learned through higher education with personal traits can help you succeed as an x-ray technician. Characteristics that are necessary for careers in X-Ray technology include the ability to work under pressure, attention to detail, friendly personality, and good organization.

Pursuing a professional career can be done by enrolling in an accredited school or college that offers radiologic technology degree programs. These qualified programs will help you learn to work with computer tomography (CT), nuclear medicine, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, and fluoroscopy machines. You can learn to use these types of technology in order to help others. If you would like to learn more about the opportunities available to you, contact an accredited training program today.

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