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Imaging Sciences Careers

What can I do with this degree?

Boise State’s fully online Bachelor of Science in Imaging Sciences prepares graduates for management and leadership roles.

Move Up in Your Career

Graduates have been promoted from entry-level roles such as lead tech to the supervisor, imaging department lead, or multimodality management. Others have gone on to teach radiology or other AAS programs after completing their degree.


Use the skills you gain in the program to move out of patient care into other areas like teaching. The program’s curriculum provides you with the knowledge and professional competencies that can help you pursue a career as an instructor.

Go on to Graduate or PA School

Many students express interest in going on to graduate or PA school after completing the program. Our accredited Online Imaging Sciences degree prepares you for most programs.

Between now and 2026, job opportunities in the field of medical imaging are expected to increase by 13%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

As a graduate of the Online Imaging Sciences program you will:

  • Promote a safe environment for the patient, self, and others by providing useful patient education, contributing with an informed and educated perspective as a healthcare provider, and recognize an imaging technologist’s overall inter-professional and social impact on patient outcomes.
  • Employ critical thinking and decision making strategies in leveraging technology to improve quality and efficiencies within the healthcare system.
  • Apply ethical practice as a professional technologist from a legal, compliance, and systems perspective within the healthcare realm.
  • Actively lead and/or participate as part of an interprofessional team to decrease patient risk, identify solutions to complex issues, and improve communication amongst healthcare providers.
  • Effectively analyze resources and advance research within the profession to promote life-long learning and knowledge sharing.
  • Demonstrate effective, appropriate, and respectful communication with diverse populations of patients, co-workers, physicians, and the community to improve patient outcomes by performing beyond technical application.
"The one-year program curriculum was challenging, but I feel that my skills in leadership, radiobiology, current technology, human resources, healthcare law, research, and patient care have vastly improved. My employer is thrilled with my ability to proactively lead the department staff and teach others!" - Stephanie, Montana, Class of 2016

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