Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI technologists are those skilled professionals who use MRI technology to create images of structures inside the body. These images are used by physicians in order to make medical diagnoses, and can be used to diagnose several disorders or dysfunctions. Aside from using the MRI technology, MRI technicians work closely with patients providing them with instruction and information about the procedure and the machine. They also try to maintain the patients’ safety and comfort.
Magnetic resonance imaging technologists usually work in hospitals, though some may work in clinics, physicians’ offices, emergency care centers, mobile units, and research centers. They usually work a regular 40 hour work week, but some may work evenings and weekends. They may also be on call on evenings and weekends. Their salaries vary, ranging from a median annual earnings of $48,170 in May 2006. The middle 50 percent earned between $39,840 and $57,940. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $32,750, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $68,920. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Handbook 2008-09 Edition)
Must be ARRT Registered Radiologic Technologist or
Registered Sonographer with ARRT or ARDMS or
Registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist with NMTCB
Complete the online application
Complete a Moodle orientation short course and certify that the applicant has the required computer access and capability required of all online course applicants. (To be completed after you have been accepted)
All applicants applying for online programs such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computed Tomography or Surgical Technology Accelerated Alternate Delivery must meet the admissions guidelines for these programs. Any applicant living outside of the state of Texas should be aware that recent changes to law enacted by the U.S. Department of Education may impact the application process. Although Baptist Health System School of Health Professions does not currently maintain a physical presence in any state outside of Texas we will be required to seek authorization from the state in which the applicant is residing. The school cannot anticipate the speed, or lack thereof, with which any state, may review requests for authorization. Applicants to online programs should check with Admissions to determine whether an authorization is already in place.
Students who are pregnant may not be admitted to the MRI online courses due to health concerns during clinical. Students who become pregnant will be withdrawn from the program. Any student who is withdrawn due to pregnancy will be provided the opportunity to return to the program post-delivery of the baby as long as they are withdrawn in good academic standing. Our first concern is always for the safety of mother and unborn baby.
Length: 1 year