A radiographer is a member of the health care team, providing doctors with images needed to diagnose medical conditions or trauma. Skills needed for the field include adaptability and creativity. Like many health care fields, radiology is both a science and an art, with a high degree of patient interaction.
A radiographer uses ionizing radiation to image all parts of the body. Experience is obtained in trauma, special procedures, surgery, and diagnostic areas. Additional areas one may enter upon graduation are Sonography, Medical Resonant Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Oncology, Mammography, Cardiac Catherization Lab and Angiography.
Where You Could Go
Employment settings include hospitals, outpatient imaging centers, clinics, private offices, and mobile services.
NC State has over 40 agreements with four-year colleges and universities, to provide a smooth transition for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Through university partnerships, some four-year courses are also offered on the NC State campus or online.
Take x rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient’s blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other scanning modalities.
Maintain and use equipment and supplies necessary to demonstrate portions of the human body on x-ray film or fluoroscopic screen for diagnostic purposes.
Our graduates have demonstrated a 99.3% first-time exam pass rate over the last 10 years.
Five Year Average Credentialing Examination
Program Completion Rate
7 students withdrew for personal reasons
2 students withdrew, but registered for other programs at the college
3 students withdrew for personal reasons
1 returning student
1 student academically unsuccessful Fall 2014
1 student withdrew for personal reasons Fall 2014
1 student withdrew for personal reasons Spring 2015
1 student was unsuccessful in RADS 1140
1 student withdrew after Fall semester for personal reasons
1 student withdrew because they did not want to get the flu vaccine
6 withdrew Fall 2016 due to personal reasons
1 withdrew Spring 2017 due to personal reasons
1 academically unsuccessful Fall 2016
1 academically unsuccessful Spring 2017
1 academically unsuccessful Fall 2017
Five Year Job Placement Rate
3/3 employed within 6 months
7/7 graduates employed within 9 months per word of mouth/social media
3/6 per returned survey
3/6 per social media or personal contact.
6/9 in person
3/9 per social media
4/11 social media
7/11 in person
4 haven't passed the national test
- Graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment
status after multiple attempts OR
- Graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation OR
- Graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours OR
- Graduate is on active military duty AND/OR
- Graduate is continuing education.
**Only used information from returned surveys.
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