x-ray tech--- online programs??

can you complete a x-ray technitian program onine? or is it a program only done in real school? or possibly complete part of the program or classes online? also........ what kinds of classes (general idea) do you need to complete for the program.... what dose this kind of schooling entail?

maybe aslo, what dose an x-ray tech go through day to day at work?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It seems everyone who wants to do things online even the medical field subjects. It is not recommended or can it be done online especially the radiography field. You are better off learning this in a hospital based program, in a community college or a 4 year university because of the clinical and didactic portion of it. You are dealing with real and sick people and you can't always find answers off the book. It depends on the program you are in but universally, you need anatomy & phsiology 1 and 2, chemistry, physics and algebra but of course these classes can change. You definitely need to know your anatomy inside and out, but don't worry you'll get used to it. I deal with sick people everyday and everyone of them is different regardless the exam is based on their pathology, size, attitude, orientation, and culture. Most common exams you see are chest x rays (how lovely lol). Sometimes you get good or bad days like any other job but honestly it doesn't feel like a job depending how much you like it. I like what I do but I do want to do something else and there are opportunities in this field other than just doing x ray. It is also good to know more than one language even if it is based on in x ray only because you never know if you'll get a patient who doesn't speak one word of english. Hablas ingles? Good luck.

    Source(s): I am a full pledge x ray tech, radiological technologist, whatever. =)
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  • 1 decade ago

    Radiology programs do not lend themselves to an online environment but there are a few starting to emerge.

    Be careful that you choose an ARRT approved program and not a limited license program, there's info about the difference as well as school links on www.rtstudents.com

    As for your other questions:

    Mostly anatomy, science and basic core college classes.

    Daily duties include many things but patient care is the number one duty - others are listed on the site above.

    Source(s): www.rtstudents.com
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