Where it Can Take You
The Medical Radiologic Technology field continues to experience tremendous technological changes in diagnostic methods due to the incorporation of computers and advancements in digital imaging technology. Therefore, the medical radiologic technologist is responsible for the safe and competent operation of a wide range of X-ray generating machines, image processing units and accessory equipment.
Most technologists work in hospitals in a variety of areas, including emergency, operating rooms, mobile radiography, fluoroscopy or general radiography. The majority work shifts and sometimes are on call.
Other radiological technologists work in in community clinics; although they enjoy regular office hours, they may be required to work some evenings and weekends.
Technologists who demonstrate interest in their work and through experience and further education gain a high level of technical excellence may advance to areas of specialization such as computerized tomography, angiography, mammography, management and instructing.
This program has been recognized by Canadian Forces, therefore opportunities for students and graduates may be available. For more information visit www.forces.ca/
For more information about career paths, duties, working conditions and salaries, visit:
- Alberta Occupational Profiles - Radiological Technologist
- Alberta Wage and Salary Survey - Medical Radiation Technologists
What successful grads have to say
Writes Mandi: "My training at NAIT was extensive and thorough in both the theoretical and practical portions. Not only was my training very educational but also extremely rewarding. I am currently employed as an MRT in the Capital Health Authority, but did the clinical portion of my training in the Calgary Health Region. My job lets me help people every day and my training allows me to do so in a way that is safe for me as well as my patients. The hard work throughout my two years at NAIT was difficult but fun! Every day was an adventure (and still is) within the hospital setting. I made plenty of new friends at NAIT and in both health regions during the last two years. I love my job and highly recommend this career for anyone who wants to have an amazing experience and a challenge at the same time."
Graduate Information & Opportunities
Pre/Post Graduation Affiliation
A medical radiation technologist who is registered as a radiographic technologist may use the title Registered Technologist, Radiological Technology, or the initials RTR. CAMRT certification is recognized across Canada and in some countries.
Further Career Enhancement Courses
Advanced Credit Possibilities
Medical Radiologic Technologist program graduates qualify for advanced credit at
- NAIT, Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management (BTech-TM)
- Athabasca University, Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences BCIT,
- Bachelor of Technology in Medical Imaging Thompson Rivers,
- Bachelor of Health Sciences Memorial University of Newfoundland,
- Bachelor of Technology University of New Brunswick, Bachelor of Applied Management
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