Solve medical mysteries
Using a combination of art and science, Medical Radiography technologists help solve mysteries. You'll be an integral part of providing a medical diagnosis, working with patients and producing clear images for radiologists to interpret.
During training, you'll receive intensive theoretical and practical instruction through lectures, labs, online courses, and practical experience in a clinical environment. You're expected to act as surrogate patients to learn positioning techniques, as well as interpersonal skills.
Clinical placements provide the opportunity to apply your knowledge in hospitals throughout Vancouver Island.
There is strong demand for radiography graduates. Get excited about lifelong learning as your chosen career continues to change, grow and advance.
Graduates have the opportunity to continue training in imaging specialties such as CT, Breast Imaging and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Graduates have also found employment in management, equipment application and sales, research and educational roles.
You'll learn and practice the same ionizing radiation safety standards and procedures that are strictly enforced at all public health facilities.
Most graduates begin with casual positions, transitioning into regular employment within a year or two. Shifts vary from 7.5 to 12 hours and you will work day, evening and night shifts.
Are you a future Medical Radiography Technologist?
To succeed in this demanding program, you should have strong academic skills, good organizational practices and a sense of social responsibility and caring. You'll be working in a team environment, using your ability to think critically and problem solve while expressing a real desire to serve the public.
You should be an independent learner with the ability to integrate and apply information. Computer literacy is essential since many courses will be taught online.
- Two years, including summers
- Study Options
- Full-time only
- Work Experience
- Three clinical rotations
- Health & Human Services