Thinking about going to back to school in the health care/medical field?
I am thinking about going back to school in the fall to begin training for a new career in the medical/healthcare field. Can anyone please give me some info on different options (nurse, x-ray tech, mri tech, etc, etc, etc) and what they involve and what they pay? I am not sure exactly what field I would like to get into and what is involved with each field. I am also wondering what has the best job outlook and what pay scale to expect for different things. Thanks!
Asked By: kldded - 1/21/2008
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The correct title for x-ray tech is radiologic technologist. An MRI tech is a radiologic technologist first, then receives training in MRI. You can find information about radiologic technology careers here: https://www.asrt.org/content/abouttheprofession/_AboutTheProfession.aspx
Answered By: RadTech - 1/21/2008
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I just want to commend you for going back and furthing your education while your young. It took me till I was 52 to do it. So koo-doos to you, you go girl!
Answered By: cher - 1/21/2008
Try working in the hospital first to get a feel for what you would like to do there are so many different careers to choose from and most pay well. But it is hard to get into the programs in any health-care program especially nursing. I am currently in nursing school and I am not going to sugar coat it, it is HARD... More
Answered By: raerae - 1/21/2008
As you're considering several degrees, why not use this link for info on the jobs, education, outlook, etc... More
Answered By: heyteach - 1/21/2008
First no matter what you do make sure the school you go to has clinicals and job placement. I did the phlebotomy thing and the school I went to did not offer clinicals, so even though I am certified I have no experience and only 120 punctures... More
Answered By: lgs121 - 1/21/2008
go to www.bls.gov/oco/ they have all the information you need.job description, school needed, salary. health care jobs are and will be be in demand until 2016. x-ray, ultrasound are just 2 year programs.it would also be a good idea to talk to people in the field ask them what they do, do they like what draw backs are... More
Answered By: marie - 1/21/2008
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