Associate of Technical Study in Radiologic Science
Radiologic technologists provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients of all ages in a wide variety of clinical settings. The scope of practice for radiographers includes: evaluating clinical data, performing and assisting in the performance of prescribed diagnostic studies, instructing patients about procedures they will undergo, monitoring patient responses to care provided, modifying procedures to achieve the desired information for interpretation by a radiologist or other qualified healthcare provider, providing patient, family and community education, disease prevention, participating in life-support activities as required, and following clinical practice guides.
Radiographers should demonstrate behavior and ethics consistent with standards and ethics of all radiologic science professionals. Radiographers are involved in clinical decision making and patient education.
The demand for radiographers was ranked fifth in terms of average annual job openings (5,630 per year projected to 2016) due to growth and replacement for jobs requiring an associate degree by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The associate of technical studies degree offers registered radiographers, who have obtained a certificate or diploma from a hospital-based radiography program, block credit towards a degree.
Upon showing proof of the American Registry of Radiologic Science Registry number and current licensure, students would receive up to 30 hours toward graduation requirements. This allows individuals who have prior educational and occupational experience, not previously
recognized for college credit to have the latter incorporated into the degree program.
The degree allows individuals to work around their current occupations, while filling their unique needs and educational goals. Some classes also are offered online to assist with current schedules.
Intended to apply current modern technologies and critical thinking skills, technologist can use these skills to enhance personal goals and employment potential. It also is designed to allow continuation as a 2 + 2 program into BGSU's bachelor's degree programs.
Technologists receiving an associate degree will open new doors to a career path in leadership, advanced modalities, sales and some educational opportunities.
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