Bachelor of Science in Imaging Sciences
Between now and 2026, job opportunities in the field of radiology are expected to increase by 12%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS estimated that more than 30,000 positions for imaging technologists will be created over the next decade.
As demand for technologists grows, so does demand for advanced training in the field. Earning your bachelor’s in Imaging Sciences will move you to the head of the pack and give you the best job prospects in an expanding field.
Top 3 Careers for Imaging Sciences Graduates
The median salary for Radiologic Technologists in 2017 was $69,930. Among graduates of AHU’s online Bachelor’s of Science in Imaging Sciences program, one out of three earn more than $75,000 per year. Some of the highest-paying careers available to you after you earn your bachelor’s include:
Director of Radiology
Median Salary: $102,151
As a leader in the imaging field, Radiology Directors must have a combination of knowledge and experience in various imaging modalities in addition to robust management, regulatory, and budgeting skills. The Bachelor of Imaging Sciences allows technologists to customize their learning to fill any gaps, positioning themselves for success. Source.
Median Salary: $74,664
A bachelor’s in Imaging Sciences can give you the edge and expertise you need to become a Lead Sonographer. A Lead Sonographer is responsible for performing scans when needed, for monitoring the quality of the images produced, and for supervising the sonography team in the ultrasound department. A Lead Ultrasound Sonographer supervises other staff members in the department and stays up to date on emerging policy and cutting-edge technology in the field. Many Lead Ultrasound Technologist or sonographer roles require at least a bachelor’s degree. Source.
Median Salary: $72,230
Ranked #13 Best Health Care Support Job by U.S. News & World Report in 2017. MRI Technologists are responsible for operating magnetic resonance imaging scanners and for interacting with patients who are undergoing imaging exams. The role requires a person to be assertive, detail-oriented, and caring, as many patients are nervous around the imaging equipment. Having a full knowledge of the latest MRI technology is especially important for technologists who hope to move up and become Lead MRI Technologists, meaning that they are also responsible for mentoring and managing a team of other technologists.
How a BS in Imaging Sciences Can Help Advance Your Career
How can earning a degree in Imaging Sciences help you move your career to the next level? During your degree program, you’ll learn the following:
- Management principles
- Finance principles
- Organizational behavior
- Business skills
- New imaging technology, including time-saving techniques
A degree in the Imaging Sciences can give you a global view of the industry. You’ll have the opportunity to network with other technologists and others in variety of healthcare settings. You’ll also have the option of pursuing more certifications, allowing you to become multi-credentialed.
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