Health Science Training
Medical Assistant with Limited Scope Radiologic Technology
- Program length: 15 months
- Day courses: between 8:30am – 4:30pm
- Night courses: between 4:30pm – 11:30pm
Become a radiologic technologist
Learn a combination of clinical skills and X-ray techniques.
One of the best ways to expand your career opportunities is to expand your skillset. With our Medical Assistant with Limited Scope Radiologic Technology diploma program, you can prepare for entry-level employment in healthcare. We give you the foundation and knowledge you need to become a certified medical assistant and sit for your X-ray technician licensing exam — positions that are in-demand at physicians’ offices, hospitals, urgent cares, and long-term care facilities all over the country.
What Medical Assistants and X-Ray Technicians Do
What will you learn with our expanded medical assisting diploma program? A combination of clinical skills, billing and office coursework, and X-ray techniques — the same kinds of skills you will perform on the job once you graduate. We will teach you about:
- Measuring and recording patient vital signs
- Using electrocardiography machines and performing EKGs
- Urinalysis and phlebotomy
- Safely performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- Assisting with patient scheduling and billing
- Maintaining electronic health records
- Performing radiologic procedures and administering injections
- Communicating effectively with patients, nurses, and physicians
Medical Assisting With Radiologic Technology Courses
Some of the courses you will take during your diploma program include:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medical Terminology
- Principles of Pharmacology
- Medical Office Procedures
- Phlebotomy and Laboratory Procedures
- Safety and Radiation Protection
- Image Production and Equipment Operation
At Centura College, we make sure you get a well-rounded education that prepares you for employment after graduation. That’s why we include two capstone courses in the Medical Assistant with Limited Scope Radiologic Technology program. The first is geared toward preparing you for your medical assistant certification. The second is designed to qualify you for radiologic technologist licensure with the Virginia Board of Medicine. It’s our goal at Centura to ensure you graduate ready to step straight into the workplace and meet your goals.
Career Outlook for Medical Assistants and Radiologic Technology
The Medical Assistant with Limited Scope Radiologic Technology program prepares you for a number of different jobs in the medical field, including:
- Medical Assistant
- Limited Scope X-Ray Technician
- Laboratory Assistant
- EKG Technician
- Phlebotomy Technician
Many of these careers are in-demand and growing fast. Almost all of them are expected to grow much faster than average, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that, over the next few years, the U.S. will add:
- Over 130,000 medical assisting jobs
- Close to 25,000 phlebotomy jobs
- Over 16,000 radiologic technologist jobs
Earnings in these jobs are expected to be strong as well, with median wages averaging between $35,000–$61,000.
This program is part of the Medical Assistant Pathways Program, which allows you to choose the level of education based on your career goals.
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