So, you like to help people and enjoy learning different things? That’s interesting. So do many people in this career field. Looks like you’re on the right track.
As a UMA basic X-ray with medical office procedures student in Tampa, you’ll learn how to operate basic X-ray technology with limited scope, how to take vital signs, draw blood, give injections and perform various administrative duties. If this sounds like a good match for you, let’s talk about it.
In some cases, people with a diploma and people with a degree may apply for the same job in this field. A diploma program takes less time to complete and is a smaller investment than a degree program. A diploma could mean less earning potential than a degree.1 A degree requires more coursework and may be seen as a more substantial accomplishment in the eyes of a potential employer. UMA students who earn a diploma in this program may choose to continue their education at UMA and upgrade their credential to a degree in this field.
Students enrolled in this program receive 200 hours of hands-on experience under the supervision of a professional in a local medical office or clinic. This includes learning a variety of day-to-day tasks that may be common for this career field. Some externships have led to an employment opportunity for the participating student. All UMA externships are unpaid.
Classes at UMA help prepare you to take the Basic X-Ray Machine Operator examination for Florida (BXMO) and Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam. Passing the BXMO examination for Florida is required for licensure and to become employed. Ultimate Medical Academy has a team in place, ready to help you focus on exam-relevant material and tutor you in areas where you might need extra help.
Graduates with a Basic X-Ray with Medical Office Procedures diploma or degree can go on to entry-level positions in work environments that include general chiropractic offices, physician offices, diagnostic labs and outpatient care centers (licensure may apply as stated in “licensure and certification exams” section directly above). This career field is projected to grow 21% from 2012 to 2022.2
Average program length is 14 months (may vary according to individual student).
Average program length is 21 months (may vary according to individual student).
This program can be completed in as little as 14 months (diploma) or 21 months (degree).
99% of UMA students in this diploma program who responded to the survey were satisfied overall with their decision to enroll at UMA.
This program is offered at our Tampa campus.
For additional information on this program’s student graduation, placement, charges, median loan debt and possible occupational outcomes, see: Associate of Science in Health Sciences – Basic X-Ray with Medical Office Procedures and Diploma - Basic X-Ray with Medical Office Procedures.
Gainful employment information can be found at ultimatemedical.edu/gainful-employment.pdf
and includes information on tuition, loan debt, completion, placement and occupations.
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The school is great and the staff is brilliant. I would gladly recommend anyone that is looking to work in the healthcare field to give this school a shot. —Alicia H., UMA Student
—Alicia H., UMA Student