Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Top X Ray Technician Posts Of 2009

Thank you for sticking with us through 2009. We have all had our ups and downs this year, but by willing to take risks and start on new beginnings, everyone is better for it. I hope this blog has helped you fulfill your passions and aspirations and connect you to your future. Here are some of the top posts from this past year:

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Florida Radiology Tech Requirements And Benefits

Wondering if Florida is right for you and your career as a radiographic technologist? Consider the following information:
In 1978, the Legislature authorized the department to certify people who operate x-ray machines or who otherwise use radiation on people for medical reasons. Today there are over 24,000 active professionals certified in one of five main categories: Basic X-Ray Machine Operator, General Radiographer, Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Radiation Therapy Technologist, and Radiologist Assistant.

To become certified, each applicant must pass a test typically covering radiation protection, equipment operation and maintenance, image production and evaluation, procedures, and patient care. Each certificate is valid for 2 years during which the certificate holder must obtain 12 hours of continuing education. The department evaluates each continuing education course and furnishes a list of approved course providers to each technologist.

Department inspectors verify the certification of each technologist during the inspection of medical x-ray machines, nuclear medicine facilities and radiation therapy facilities.

You could be one of those 24000! Additionally, consider the benefits of working in Florida:
Never worry with mail again when you renew your Florida state license!

We're excited to announce a new service for ASRT members who are licensed in Florida.

At no extra charge, we are now tracking and transferring all CE credits you earn from ASRT Directed Readings and other ASRT-sponsored CE courses to the Florida Department of Health. This benefit is automatic for all of our members who are licensed in Florida. If you have not indicated that you have a Florida state license, you can do so by calling Customer Information at 800-444-2778.

In addition to this new service, you will continue to receive free access to a minimum of 12 CE credits a year through Directed Readings in the Journal, in addition to your other member benefits. And now with your CE credits automatically transferred to the Florida Department of Health, you can renew your Florida license online instead of having to renew it through the mail.

See what some of our members have to say about this new service:

"Thanks so much for this great service! We've waited a long time and can't wait to utilize it at renewal time!"
— Lisa Pagliarulo, R.T.(R), member for 11 years

"Thank you from all the techs that work for me at my Florida Hospital. Finally!"
— Patricia Robbins, R.T.(R)(M), member for 15 years

"This is a wonderful benefit from ASRT. Yes, I did just renew by mail, so I could forward my CE credits list. This will make it much easier. I will pass this info on to my colleagues and encourage them to join ASRT to ‘save the hassle'!"
— Sara Nodine, R.T.(R), member for 16 years

Clearly, Florida offers many opportunities for those interesting in pursuing a career in this field in this location. Still not sure? Contact a Florida x ray technician school today!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Florida Radiology Tech Schools

You may have considered radiography schools in Texas. You might have thought about x ray tech schools in California. You probably glanced at New York radiology schools as well. But have you considered Florida?

One of the nation's most populous states, Florida has numerous opportunities for training and careers as a radiographic technologist. In addition to the inherent advantages of living in Florida, you would be participating in a dynamic and growing field utilizing the latest in medical advances.

Here is a list of Florida Radiology Tech Schools:

MedVance Institute
Radiography Program
170 JFK Drive
Atlantis, FL 33462
West Boca Medical Center
Radiography Program
21644 State Road 7
Boca Raton, FL 33428

Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Inc.
Radiography Program
2815 S. Seacrest Blvd.
Boynton Beach, FL 33435

Manatee Community College
Radiography Program
5840 26th Street, West
P.O. Box 1849
Bradenton, FL 32406-1849

Brevard Community College
Radiography Program
1519 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922

Halifax Medical Center
Radiography Program
P.O. Box 2830
Daytona Beach, FL 32120-2830

Indian River Community College
Radiography Program
3209 Virginia Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34981

Keiser College
Radiography Program
1500 N.W. 49th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309-3700

Edison Community College
Radiography Program
8099 College Parkway, S.W.
P.O. Box 60210
Ft. Myers, FL 33906-6210

Santa Fe Community College
Radiography Program
3000 N.W. 83rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606

SHANDS Jacksonville School of
Radiologic Technology
Radiography Program
655 West Eighth Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209

St. Vincent's Medical Center
Radiography Program
P.O. Box 2982
Jacksonville, FL 32204

Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
Radiography Program
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL 32224

Lakeland Regional Medical Center
Radiography Program
1324 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
P.O. Box 95448
Lakeland, FL 33804

Miami-Dade Community College
(Medical Center Campus)
Radiography Program
950 N.W. 20th Street
Miami, FL 33127-4693

Professional Training Centers
Radiography Program
13926 S.W. 47th Street
Miami, FL 33175

University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Medical Center
Radiography Program
1611 N.W. 12th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136-1094

Marion County School of Radiologic Technology
Radiography Program
1014 S.W. 7th Road
Ocala, FL 34474

University of Central Florida
Radiography Program
4000 Central Florida Blvd.
HPA II, Room 210K
Orlando, FL 32816-2220

Valencia Community College
Radiography Program
P.O. Box 3028
Orlando, FL 32802-3028

Florida Hospital College of Health
Radiography Program
800 Lake Estelle Drive
Orlando, FL 32803

Palm Beach Community College
Radiography Program
3160 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410-2893

Gulf Coast Community College
Radiography Program
5230 West U.S. Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401-1041

Pensacola Junior College
(Warrington Campus)
Radiography Program
5555 West Highway 98
Pensacola, FL 32507-1097

Hillsborough Community College
(Dale Mabry Campus)
Radiography Program
P.O. Box 30030
Tampa, FL 33630-3030

Polk Community College
Radiography Program
999 Avenue H, N.E.
Winter Haven, FL 33881-4299

Source: RTStudents

As with any training, the key to success is finding a training program that is right for you. Factors to consider include class size, faculty-to-student ratio, clinical settings, education, tuition, and career placement/advancement opportunities. Take charge of your education, your career, and your life today! Find a school in Florida that works for you.