Basic X-Ray with Medical Office Procedures

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X-ray Tech SchoolWhat is an x-ray technician? If you ever had to get an x-ray, you met an x-ray technician. Along with positioning patients for imaging, explaining procedures and operating equipment, many x-ray technicians also play a role in office and record management, as well as collecting samples and performing tests.

How can I become an x-ray technician with medical office procedures skills?

X-ray technician with medical office procedures school at Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) is a start! UMA offers  hands-on training as part of its curriculum. In a little more than a year*, you can finish your x-ray technician with medical office procedures classes toward a diploma and in less than two years*, an associate degree and be ready to pursue certifications for work in hospitals, doctor offices, imaging centers and more.  

Required Courses and Program Information

Required Courses:
Equipment Operations and Maintenance 4.5 Credits
Radiation Safety and Protection and Basic Anatomy and
Physiology, Positioning and Procedures
4 Credits
Anatomy and Physiology, Positioning and Procedures;
(Upper and Lower Extremities)
4 Credits
Anatomy and Physiology Positioning and Procedures
(Bony Thorax, Chest, Abdomen, Skull, and Spine)
4.5 Credits
Comprehensives (X-Ray and Clinical Skills) 2.5 Credits
Clinical Externship and Certification Review 5.5 Credits
Principles of Allied Health and Patient Care 5 Credits
Anatomy and Physiology and Clinical Procedures 5 Credits
Clinical Lab Procedures and Phlebotomy 4 Credits
Electronic Medical Records and Front Office 2.5 Credits
Program Total 41.5 Credits
Required Courses:
Equipment Operations and Maintenance 4.5 Credits
Radiation Safety and Protection and Basic Anatomy & Physiology, Positioning and Procedures 4 Credits
Anatomy & Physiology, Positioning and Procedures (Upper and Lower Extremities) 4 Credits
Anatomy & Physiology Positioning and Procedures (Bony Thorax, Chest, Abdomen, Skull and Spine) 4.5 Credits
Comprehensives (X-Ray and Clinical Skills) 2.5 Credits
Clinical Externship & Certification Review 5.5 Credits
Principles of Allied Health & Patient Care 5 Credits
Anatomy & Physiology and Clinical Procedures 5 Credits
Clinical Lab Procedures and Phlebotomy 4 Credits
Electronic Medical Records and Front Office 2.5 Credits
Total 41.5 Credits
General Education Courses:
English Composition 3 Credits
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 3 Credits
College Math 3 Credits
General Biology 3 Credits
Sociology 3 Credits
Total 15 Credits
Electives (Choose 2):
Accounting for Managers 3 Credits
Introduction to Healthcare Computer Information Systems 3 Credits
Interpersonal Professional Communications 3 Credits
Local, National and International Events 3 Credits
Psychology 3 Credits
Working with People 3 Credits
Patient Relations 3 Credits
Ecology 3 Credits
Diversity in the Workplace 3 Credits
Total 62.5 Credits
Program Total: 61.5 Credits
Associate Degree:
Tampa
Diploma:
Tampa
Associate Degree:
97 weeks*
Diploma:
62 weeks*


*These program lengths are based upon average completion times. Your individual completion time may vary. Click to read more about student success.
Average Annual Salary for Entry Level X-ray Technicians:*
$36,510

*Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Radiologic-technologists.htm#tab-5

How will I find time for x-ray technician with medical office procedures school?

Many UMA students succeed at balancing x-ray technician with medical office procedures classes with life, childcare and other responsibilities. We help in every way we can, providing access to advisors and SOAR, a free resource that gives guidance on academics, childcare providers, personal or family issues and more.

What will I learn in x-ray technician with medical office procedures classes?

Can you see yourself processing medical records and healthcare claims? Applying ICD-9 diagnosis and coding procedures? Ensuring forms have the information needed for reimbursement? UMA’s medical billing and coding classes teach these skills and more.  

Want to know exactly what courses youwill take? Check out our x-ray technician with medical office procedures classes.

How long will x-ray technician with medical office procedures school take?

It doesn’t take long to train for an x-ray technician with medical office procedures career. After a little more than a year* of x-ray technician with medical office procedures classes, you can graduate with your diploma and be qualified to pursue licensure as a Basic X-Ray Machine Operator (State of Florida) or Certified Phlebotomy Technician.

What about the cost?

Tuition and registration fees for UMA’s x-ray technician with medical office procedures school are competitive with many other private institutions. Take a look at the cost for our diploma!

Have questions? Need help figuring out how to pay for training for the Basic X-ray with Medical Office Procedures program? Federal financial aid is available for students who qualify – and UMA’s Student Finance Advisors can help you figure out if you’re one of them.

Fact Box:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 219,000 new jobs will be added from 2010 - 2020 for Radiologic Technologists and Technicians, which includes Basic X-Ray Technicians!

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/radiologic-technologists.htm

 

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What happens after I graduate?

You have a diploma or an associate degree and are qualified to pursue two certifications: Basic X-Ray Machine Operator (State of Florida) and Certified Phlebotomy Technician. Then, you are ready to seek entry-level opportunities in your new career path.

Stressed about the certifications? Don’t be! UMA supports students like you through every step of your education. That includes offering extra courses on test preparation.

How will I find a job?

Now’s a great time to go to x-ray technician with medical office procedures school and become an x-ray technician with medical office procedures. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2012, radiologic technologist jobs are expected to grow 28% from 2010–2020. Plus, you have our assistance with your job search including résumé writing  and interview coaching! UMA’s Career Services department works hard to pair students with job prospects at externship locations or with one of our many healthcare partners.

Interested? Let’s talk.

Don’t just imagine being an x-ray technician; become one! Give us a call at 888-205-2510! We can help you start your x-ray technician with medical office procedures classes as soon as possible and get you on your way to a new entry-level career.