With the ever-increasing pool of baby boomers flooding this demographic, the demand for radiology professionals is sure to remain high for the unforeseeable future.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 14, 2010
The shortage of Radiologists together with the growing demand on the medical imaging community from the baby boomer generation has spurred demand for skilled professionals and supporting staff. A recent study by National Imaging Associates sought to understand the magnitude of demand for skilled professionals and the radiology schools to train them. What they found was that after the age of 65, the need for medical imaging procedures triples. With the ever-increasing pool of baby boomers flooding this demographic, the demand for radiology professionals is sure to remain high for the unforeseeable future.
With demand high for skilled radiology workers, more schools are now offering radiology programs. However, it can be difficult to find comprehensive, accurate, and trustworthy information about medical imaging and radiology schools on the web for those seeking entry into the field. Radiology-Schools.com was created to fill that void. The resource provides step-by-step instructions on starting a career in radiology and the medical imaging sciences. The site has expanded to include additional “self selection” opportunities, so that prospective students can tailor their research to their current professional and educational status.
Those interested in learning about the profession can read in-depth job descriptions and determine if their unique skills and personality traits match up with a job in radiology. In addition, they can research degree requirements, radiology tech salary data, and find radiology technician schools, x-ray technician schools, and ultrasound technician schools online or in their state. The goal of Radiology-Schools.com is to provide career and degree options in plain language in a unified manner, covering the process from researching schools, getting certified, and growing professionally.
Radiology-Schools.com has recently added a “Radiology Student Spotlight”, which is awarded to a radiology student quarterly for academic excellence in the medical imaging sciences. Radiology instructors and fellow students can nominate individuals on the site. The winner will be highlighted in the student profiles section where they can share their stories, challenges, and triumphs they have experienced along the way towards becoming a Radiologic Technologist.
Radiology-Schools.com has initiated a campaign to unite with high school career counselors in an effort to create awareness of radiology careers as a rewarding option for students who are looking for alternatives to a traditional four-year degree. In addition to adult learners, graduating high school seniors can find themselves in a medical imaging role by completing a two year degree. Another appealing aspect of a career in radiology is that professional growth is encouraged early on in the career due to the demand for more skilled professionals who are able to perform multiple imaging modalities.
With demand sure to remain high into the next few decades, Radiology-Schools.com will be there to provide a unified informational hub to those seeking entry into high demand radiology careers.