Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Therapeutic Radiology Training Programs In California

Following up on my previous post on diagnostic radiology technologist training programs in California, here are the therapeutic radiology technologist training programs in California from the file posted on the California Society of Radiologic Technologists site:

City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112

California State University Long Beach
1250 Beilflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840
(562) 985-7507

City of Hope
1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010

Foothill College
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
(650) 949-7595

Kaiser Permanente School of Allied Health Services
938 Marina Way South
Richmond, CA 94804

Loma Linda University Medical Center
11234 Anderson Street
Loma Linda, CA 92354
(909) 558-4000

Source: http://www.csrt.org/schools.pdf

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Diagnostic Radiology Technology Training Programs In California

This list is from the California Society of Radiologic Technologists homepage. Unfortunately, their list is a pdf of a scan, which is not searchable, so I am reproducing the list here for your benefit.

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
400 North Pepper Avenue
Colton, CA 92324
(909) 580-3540

Bakersfield Community College
1801 Panorama Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93305
(661) 395-4264

Cabrillo College
6500 Sequel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 479-6461

California State University Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330
(818) 677-2475

Canada College
4200 Farm Hill Blvd.
Redwood City, CA 94061
(650) 306-3283

Central California School of Continuing Education
3195 McMillan Avenue, Suite F
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Chaffey Community College
5885 Haven Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737
(909) 652-7603

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
1731 East 120th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90059
(323) 563-5835

City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Avenue, Box S 69
San Francisco, CA 94112

Cypress College
9200 Valley View Street
Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 484-7000

East Los Angeles Education and Career Center
2100 Marengo Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033

El Camino Community College
16007 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90506

Foothill College
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
(650) 949-7469

Fresno City College
1101 East University Avenue
Fresno, CA 93741
(559) 244-2604

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts
2702 Clayton Street, Ste 201
Concord, CA 94519
(925) 687-9555

Kaiser Permanente School of Allied Health Services
938 Marina Way South
Richmond, CA 94804

Loma Linda University
24951 North Circle Drive, NH A829
Loma Linda, CA 92350
(909) 558-4931

Long Beach City College
4901 East Carson Street
Long Beach, CA 90808

Los Angeles City College
855 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 953-4000

Los Angeles County Harbor -UCLA Medical Center
1000 West Carson Street
Torrrance, CA 90509

Marie College -North Hollywood
6180 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Suite 101
North Hollywood, CA 91606

Merced College
3600 M Street
Merced, CA 95348
(209) 384-6309

Merritt College
12500 Campus Drive
Oakland, CA 94619

Mills-Peninsula Health Services School of Diagnostic Imaging
501 Trousdale Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010

Moorpark College
7075 Campus Road
Moorpark, CA 93021
(805) 378-1400

Mt. San Antonio College
1100 North Grand Avenue
Walnut, CA 91789

Orange Coast College
2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA 92628

Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 585-7323

Pima Medical Institute
780 Bay Boulevard
Chula Vista, CA 91910

San Diego Mesa College
7250 Mesa College Drive
San Diego, CA 92111

San Joaquin General Hospital
P.O Box 1020
Stockton, CA 95201
(209) 468-6233

Santa Barbara City College
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
(805) 965-0581

Santa Rosa Junior College
1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Yuba College
2088 North Beale Road
Marysville, CA 95901
(530) 741-6700

Source: http://www.csrt.org/schools.pdf

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Radiologic Technologist Positions in San Jose, California

Ever wanted to do something really daring, like go skydiving or trekking in Nepal? Well, starting a new career can feel the same way sometimes. You have to prepare a lot beforehand, do a lot of hard work, and still face a great deal of uncertainty. Yet, if you are willing to put in the effort and take on the risks, the payoffs can be quite rewarding, both personally and financially. Plus, your success can unlock the doors to those daring adventures in Nepal.

Opportunities for Radiologic Technologists at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Many exciting opportunities exist in the field of radiologic technology. As an example of one such opportunity, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) provides a unique setting to pursue a career in this field. A little bit about SCVMC:
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is a 506-bed not-for-profit teaching hospital, owned and operated by the County of Santa Clara. Located in San Jose,
California, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) has served the region for more than 125 years and is the single most important component of the county’s healthcare delivery system. SCVMC provides a full range of acute care, intensive care, rehabilitation, emergency, level I trauma, and outpatient services. The spinal cord and traumatic brain injury programs at our Rehabilitation Center draw referrals from the entire nation.
As you can see, SCVMC provides top notch care in one of the best locales in the nation: California! The facility not only is adjacent to a local college that provides training in radiologic technology, but it also hosts its own radiology residency program. Specifically, SCVMC is looking for:
Diagnostic Imaging Technologists who are motivated and looking to enhance their career. SCVMC welcomes newly graduated Radiologic Technologists. SCVMC is a great place to begin, or continue your career in Imaging.
Clearly, SCVMC is happy to welcome new radiologic technologists to the field. However, it is up to you to step through that door. When opportunity knocks, you have to open the door!

San Jose Radiologic Technologist

If you were to work at SCVMC, what could you expect from the job? In addition to working with a dedicated faculty and staff, you would also enjoy benefits such as:
Compensation and Benefits for Diagnostic Imaging Technologists are highly competitive.

Benefits include:
• Employer paid public employees retirement system
• Fully paid health coverage for employees and their families, including domestic partners
• 12 Paid holidays
• Generous vacation benefits
• Education leave days
• Tuition reimbursement
• Dental and vision plans
• Eligibility for retiree medical coverage benefits
• State disability insurance
• Sick leave
• Life insurance
For more information on the opportunites and applying, read here. However, if you want to really stand out, go beyond the standard application and make a phone call to the job placement coordinator. Before calling, prepare a list of about five questions you have about the program and facility. The content of the questions isn't terribly important; what matters is the act of calling itself. Making the phone call shows that you have strong interest, that you have the courage to call, and that you are able to present yourself well. When the times comes to review applications, the coordinator will see your name and be able to put a personality to it. Remember, it's not just what you know, but who you know.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

X Ray Technician Jobs In California

In any career, jobs types and compensation vary state by state. There are many factors involved, such as supply of medical facilities, demand for medical services, and cost of living in the area. A radiologic technology career is no different. The x-ray technician is affected by the same trends that affect any other healthcare field.

California Radiologic Technologist Jobs

Working in California has advantages and disadvantages, as one might imagine. For many people outside of California, the disadvantages come to mind first. Cost of living is higher in California due to the large number of people vying to live in a few large cities primarily. Also, the state has a 9.5% sales tax as well as an income tax. Also, the higher density means that there are more technologists in the job market, which drives down salaries. Not to mention, in certain areas, traffic can be a major issue, to such a degree that it can affect your quality of life.

Still, living in California has many career positives. The state has a wonderful climate on average, with many opportunities to pursue activities outside of work. Whether you are an urban creature or outdoor enthusiast, there is something in California for you. Additionally, even though costs of living are higher, compensation generally is slightly higher as well relatively to the national average to help one maintain a household. Furthermore, while there is more competition for jobs, there are more medical facilities in general, which translates into more job opportunities for x ray technicians. If you are good at maintaining your budget, you can live quite well in California on an x ray technician's salary.

California X Ray Technician Salary

Generalizing is always a difficult task. However, a few examples might help. This recent posting for a radiology manager shows the earnings potential of an x-ray technician in California, specifically the Silicon Valley:
Our client is a unique healthcare provider that is committed to meet the community needs into the 21st century.

They are seeking a Radiology Manager who has great leadership skills and can maintain a great standard of quality. They will supervise all technical aspects of the department in regards to services, programs, and evaluations of such programs.

Salary: $120k-130k
Excellent Benefit Package
No Relocation for this position

We wish to thank all applicants for applying to this job opening, however only those candidates with qualifying skill sets will be contacted.
· CRT (California Radiologic Technologist license)
· Must have budget experience
· Knowledge of all regulation to the practice of radiology and relating radiology administration
· Strong interpersonal skills, customer focused, high volume outpatient
Source: http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?ipath=EXIND&siteid=cbindeed&Job_DID=J8B07X5WFF3R4F0DFSH&cbRecursionCnt=1&cbsid=dfdf330f750741228c8b35cf29a3791c-300150323-wq-6

Yes, you read correctly: a six figure salary as an x-ray technician in a high demand area. Here is another example:
Be a part of what sets us apart. Sure, hospitals get recognized by the technology they possess. But what they truly take pride in is the committed people they employ. At Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital, were looking for a different kind of healthcare professional. The kind that knows medicine is the priority, but only when accompanied by compassion and respect.


You will oversee the day-to-day operations of the MRI/CT, including patient flow, staffing and hiring. You will also perform general and specialized radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures or CT/MRI studies. We require a valid, current CA certificate for diagnostic radiology (CRT) and satisfactory completion of a formal radiologic technology training program from a JCERT approved school. A valid ARRT, fluoroscopy permit and BCLS are preferred, as are at least 3 years of MRI experience and supervisory background.

Source: http://www.healthecareers.com/jobs/mrict-supervisor/957122.htm?partner=ASRT

As it should be clear by now, many lucrative opportunities exist for x-ray technicians in California. Upcoming posts will discuss how to get x-ray technician training in California, as well as specific job markets in the area. Get searching today!