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7 Common Healthcare Career Myths

7 Common Healthcare Career Myths

Jennifer LeClaire / Monster.com

Myth 3: I need a four-year degree to be a practicing radiology technician

“Radiology technicians usually complete a two-year program at a technical college,” Richardson says. “Rad techs are sometimes confused with radiologists. Radiologists are physicians who…diagnose and treat disease using X-rays.”

Radiologic technologists, on the other hand, undergo one to four years of training, leading to a certificate or an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. Their job responsibilities are broader in scope than those of radiologic technicians.

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