Interested in how the human body works? Do you have an appreciation for medical technology? Are you ready to take your career to the next level? The Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist (LMRT) with MA Skills program might be just what you need to jump-start or advance your career in health care! Here is what you need to know about the field and how to get into it.
What, exactly, is LMRT? What do they do? Like Radiologic Technologists, Limited Medical Radiologic Technologists take x-rays. The difference is that LMRTs perform a limited scope of exams; their scope of work is typically limited to x-rays only of the head, limbs, and chest.
Responsibilities for LMRTs include:
LMRTs can work in medical clinics, private physician practices, diagnostic imaging centers, orthopedic offices, outpatient clinics, urgent care facilities, and chiropractor offices.
At The College of Health Care Professions, you can be trained to become an LMRT in just over a year: 58 weeks with day and evening or with added flexibility of the blended delivery.
Because LMRTs must be proficient in x-ray examinations—a hands-on skill—the program must be completed on campus with clinical completed in a healthcare setting. However, The College of Health Care Professions offers a blended program which offers a mix of hands on training and online learning for students who need flexibility.
If you are a strong communicator, and have good mechanical aptitude and critical thinking skills, you will likely be successful in the LMRT program. It is also important to be safety-minded, ensuring the safety and well-being of both yourself and the patient during the examinations you perform.
Additionally, LMRTs spend a lot of time on their feet and may have to work evenings, weekends, or holidays in some settings, such as urgent care. Keep in mind the demands of the LMRT career as you determine whether this career field will work for your family or personal life.
The College of Health Care Professions offers a Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist with MA Skills program at a number of its Texas-based campuses. Hundreds of Texas LMRTs are successful in their field because of the comprehensive, hands-on training they received at CHCP. We look forward to adding your name to that roster.
It is our goal that upon completion of the program, you:
The LMRT with MA Skills program at CHCP is a certificate program, which means you will earn a certificate instead of a degree. Students also have the option to return to CHCP later for our ACCELERATE program to earn a degree and become a Radiologic Technologist or Sonographer. Our curriculum prepares students to take the state exam to become an LMRT.
There are several reasons to become an LMRT. This could be the field for you if you want to …
You can begin the application process by contacting The College of Health Care Professions. In a little over a year from now, you could become an LMRT and embark on a professional career helping others with their health and wellness.