I'm not sure which career i want to go into, x-ray technician or ultrasound technician. Which is better?
I'm not sure which one I want to go into. They both sound fun and challenging, but I don't know which one would fit me. I'm a little on the shy side, and want something that isn't that hard of a job. What would you recommend?
Asked By: Andria - 11/29/2007
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I'm going to go to school for Ultrasound Tech soon, and I have heard so many great things about this field! The schedules are relatively flexible and the average income is around $52,000. If you are truly having a hard time deciding, you can go to school for radiology & then enroll in a 1 yr. program for ultrasounds... More
Answered By: sunflower16 - 11/29/2007
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Both require a hands on approach. Ultra sound is safer because there's no radiation to deal with. Also you get to see a lot of pregnant women.
Answered By: Steven D - 11/29/2007
I would go with ultrasound, you would probably deal with a lot of pregnant women. Plus most likely less blood, such as compound fractures, car wreck victims, etc.
Answered By: lisa b - 11/29/2007
ultrasound i think x rays will be outdated soon
Answered By: imnickdell - 11/29/2007
I also looked into both careers. Where I live, a lot of extra school is required for becoming an ultrasonographer, so you should really check into the requirements. Ultrasound seems a lot more appealing because you aren't exposed to radiation, but for the extra training (and the extra money that would cost), an... More
Answered By: Kathy R - 11/29/2007
Depending on where you live x-ray tech is easier to get into class wise but jobs are filling up pretty fast. Also if you dont like blood and such I dont know if you would want to do that because you see it quite often. A friend of mine went through a local x-ray tech program and is making about $30 an hour which is... More
Answered By: Kyle B - 11/29/2007
Just an FYI if you are shy it might be a bit awkward to do the ultrasound thing. I have heard of people going in for an ultra sound and it being done by vaginal insertion.. I am shy myself and I know I wouldnt be comfortable doing that to a random woman, although Im guessing there are ways to get placed in a job that... More
Answered By: goats g - 11/29/2007
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