Radiologic Technologist Job Description in Florida - FL

According to the Florida Department of Health, in 2011 there are 24,000 certified radiologic technologists and technicians working in the state. Radiologic technologist jobs in Florida fall into five categories of certification: General Radiographer, Basic X-Ray Machine Operator, Radiation Therapy Technologist, Nuclear Medicine Technologist and Radiologist Assistant. Ultrasound and MRI operators are not required to be certified in Florida. Each applicant for radiology technologist jobs in the state must pass an examination that tests their knowledge of equipment operation, radiation protection, production of images, procedures and patient care. Once certified, a radiologic technologist must complete 12 hours of continuing education courses every two years to maintain certification.  All continuing education courses must be approved by the Florida Department of Health.

In addition to performing basic diagnostic and therapeutic duties of the job, radiologic technologists in Florida are educated in and expected to know procedures to follow in a radiologic emergency. The Florida Society of Radiologic Technologists works with the Florida Bureau of Radiation Control and Regional Medical Reserve Corps to train radiologic technologists in monitoring the population after a radiological incident. Radiologic technologists are also trained in setting up community reception centers, alternate sites of care and monitoring public shelters following a radiological event.

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            AS in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
            • Owns a public spa where students can get real-world experience.
            • Provides scholarship opportunities and financial aid to students who qualify.
            • Offers many start dates throughout the year, with part-time and full-time attendance options.
            • Has 3 main campuses in Greenacres and Jacksonville, Florida, with 4 branch campuses in Miami Lakes, New Port Richey, St. Petersburg, and Tampa.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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            Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology
            • Ranked among the Best Colleges in the South in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
            • Ranked the 13th  Best College for Veterans in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
            • A private institution founded in 1977 with a current total undergraduate enrollment of over 15,00.
            • Its student-faculty ratio is 12:1, and 89.3% of classes have fewer than 20 students.
            • Has students attend one class at a time to ensure easy access to faculty and a more hands-on education.
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            Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound - Associates

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            Cardiovascular Sonography - Bachelor
            • Offers programs that focus on the two most in-demand application areas for sonography: abdominal and obstetric and gynecological applications, or a cardiac focus. Both provide exposure to vascular ultrasound, the third most common use of the technology.
            • Students can combine their bachelor’s degree in any field with their Diagnostic Medical Sonography program to earn a bachelor’s degree in Sonography.
            • Provides focused lab classes to give students hands-on experience as well as  clinical training held in a real-life setting.
            • Accredited Member, ACICS
            • Located in Kissimmee, FL
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