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The Future of X-Ray Tech Jobs

Look Out Jobs, Here We Come!!

There will always be a need for x-ray technologists as long as people walk the face of the earth because there will always be injured and ill people.  Radiology techs are a very important component in patient care and treatment.  Doctors do not have x-ray vision, and in order for them to know how to treat a person’s illness or injury, they need to know what’s happening within a patient’s body.  That is what the x-ray technologist provides, a look inside.

The new healthcare law is likely to expand the incoming patient population, and there is a growing geriatric population as well.  So doesn’t stand to reason that there is going to be a growing demand for all healthcare workers? 

Will more multi-million dollar hospitals be built to accommodate this increase? Perhaps, but isn’t it more cost effective to build more outpatient clinics and imaging centers?  Also, outpatient care is encouraged by third-party payers as a way to save costs, and with all the technological advances producing equipment for less cost, which clinics can afford, allows for more procedures to be done outside of hospitals.

The occupational outlook provided by The Bureau of Labor and Statistics states that, “Employment of radiologic technologists is expected to grow by 28 percent between 2010 and 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.”  This is very good news for potential graduates because that means more jobs.

So anyone interested in entering the healthcare field, there couldn’t be a greater time to become a Radiologic Technologist

Christie Smith