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Medical imaging careers — new modalities and expanded job opportunities

Advanced medical imaging student looks at imaging equipment

The field of medical imaging has experienced high demand and sustained growth over the past decade. Medical imaging careers allow you to work in your desired modality while advancing patient care.

What Can I Do With A Medical Imaging Degree Or Certificate?

Medical imaging provides job opportunities in a variety of modalities. A medical imaging degree or certificate will qualify you and equip you for success in positions like:

  • Ultrasonographer
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist
  • Interventional Radiologic Technologist
  • Computed Tomography Technologist
  • Cardiovascular Technologist
  • Endovascular Technologist
  • Clinical Field Specialist
  • Lead Technologist
  • Imaging Supervisor
  • Imaging Department Manager

Through Boise State Online’s advanced medical imaging program, you’ll be prepared for modality credentialing and gain an understanding and ability to apply the imaging principles in your specialty and know how to develop and conduct meaningful research to improve patient outcomes.

As an advanced medical imaging program graduate, you will initially participate as an entry-level technologist within your modality of focus. The knowledge gained equips you to move into leadership, administrative and supervisory roles if desired.

What Salary Can I Expect In A Medical Imaging Career?

From 2020-2030 there is a projected 187,631 new jobs or 15.7% growth in the medical imaging industry.

The median advertised wage for medical imaging careers requiring a bachelor’s degree is $36.86 per hour. This median hourly rate has increased by 8% over the last year and 23.7% since January 2019.

What Modalities Does Boise State Offer?

Boise State Online offers fully-online advanced medical imaging certificates and associate to bachelor’s degree completion programs.

The associate to bachelor’s degree completion program for credentialed healthcare providers offers modality options in:

  • Interventional Radiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Computed Tomography
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Certificate programs are also available in the above modalities and offer a suitable option for healthcare professionals with a minimum of an associate degree who want to transition into image-guided procedures.

Is A Medical Imaging Degree Right For Me?

The online advanced medical imaging program is designed for healthcare professionals who have an associate degree or a bachelor’s degree in a healthcare field paired with patient care experience and want to transition into an advanced imaging modality.

The program aims to prepare you to sit for multiple national board exams, including:

With fully online courses and clinical experiences performed at medical facilities in your home area, you can prepare for these exams from anywhere, gaining real-world experience in your communities while enrolled.

Learn More About the Advanced Medical Imaging Program

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*Job data is collected from national, state and private sources.