A Rewarding Profession
Radiologic Technology is a health care profession combining state-of-the-art technology and imaging techniques with human compassion to provide a rewarding career. Through the use of ionizing radiation, radiologic technologists produce diagnostic images used for the diagnosis and treatment of injury and disease. As professionals, radiologic technologists are required to observe the ethical and professional standards expected of all persons involved in caring for patients in health care settings.
Career Outlook / Opportunities
Many career opportunities are available in radiologic technology. Graduates of the program that meet national certification and ethics requirements can take the radiography national certification examination. After successful national certification and registration, graduates have opportunity for employment in hospitals, physicians' offices, outpatient clinics, and other health services facilities. Areas for advancement include Radiation Therapy, Ultrasound, Mammography, Nuclear Medicine, Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Angiography.
The Radiologic Technology Program at the University of Southern Indiana is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). As an accredited program, the Radiologic Technology Program is required to meet standards, which can be found in the appendices of the student handbook, or on the JRCERT's web-site: http://www.jrcert.org/programs-faculty/jrcert-standards/. On the JRCERT's web-site, information about the standards, specific program information, and program effectiveness data can be retrieved. The JRCERT posts information regarding the program's (and other programs') five-year average credentialing examination pass rate, five-year average job placement rate, and program completion rate data. This information can be accessed at www.jrcert.org.
The continuing accreditation status of the program was considered at the February 20, 2018 meeting of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The program was evaluated according to the Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiography (2014). The JRCERT awarded the program accreditation for a period of eight years, which is the maximum duration that may be awarded.
An interim report is required to be submitted for accreditation maintenance. The projected date for submission of the interim report is the Fourth Quarter of 2021. If the accreditation award is maintained, the next site visit is tentatively scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2025.
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