Who they are: Radiographers have direct patient contact in clinic and hospital settings and are valuable members of the primary health care team.
What they do: Radiography is an exciting and challenging career involving the use of highly sophisticated equipment to create x-rays – anatomical images that are used by physicians to diagnose disease, injury or disability.
Where they work: Radiographers work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices and industry. Work hours are varied with some on-call requirements (including evenings, nights, holidays and weekends).
Outlook: Careers in radiography are growing faster than the national average. In the next ten years, 23,300 new jobs are expected to be created. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bachelor of Science in Health Professions (BSHP) Radiography Track at the University of Minnesota Rochester delivers upper-division curriculum designed to prepare students to become well-rounded, fully competent radiographers in an environment based on teamwork and mutual respect.
The mission of the Radiography Track is to encourage talented and dedicated individuals to pursue careers in radiography and prepare them for the profession by providing a high quality, professional curriculum that presents a broad didactic component, comprehensive clinical rotations, and an environment that instills professional affective skills.