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Hello! I am 39 years old and trying to become a Radiologic Technician. What type of school should I go to? (I live in VA.) The school that gives you AS told me that because I don't have any medical back ground, I have to go for Medical Assistance first, then after I work as a medical assistant for a while, go back to the school and take the RT program. That will take about 6 years! She said RT program will be too hard for me right now. She said her school is well known in town and the reputation is different. You will get a better job if you go to her school but this school is twice more expensive compare to the one at the hospital. The hospital based school which gives you a certificate said you can enter as a high-school graduate. I think normally if you go to hospital based school, they will hire you right away when you finish with the school. Please give me your advice. Thanks!

Asked By: nachan - 5/16/2007
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That woman you talked to is full of crap. You don't need her medical assistant program to become a rad tech... More
Answered By: JessiesGirl - 5/17/2007
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Speaking from my personal experience... More
Answered By: Fighting Words - 5/17/2007
 
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