St. Luke’s Schools of Medical Imaging

4401 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO, 64111

(816) 932-6732

Radiographers are vital members of the health care team, gathering and analyzing information that assists in diagnosis and treatment of disease. Saint Luke’s nationally accredited School of Radiologic Technology offers a two-year, hospital-based program to prepare students for a successful career in radiology.

https://www.saintlukeskc.org/school-radiologic-technology

Degree Programs Offered

  • Diagnostic Imaging Services
  • Medical
  • Medical Equipment/ Biomedicine

Careers

Diagnostic Imaging Services
Medical Careers
Medical Equipment/ Biomedicine

CT Technologists

CT (computed tomography) technologists are radiologic technicians who specialize in taking cross-sectional x-ray images of the tissues, bones, organs and blood vessels in an area of a patient’s body. The x-rays are used to create a three-dimensional image. The scans that a CT technologist produces help doctors diagnose and treat patients with internal diseases or injuries.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

22.54%

Education Required

Post secondary non-degree award or Associate's degree

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

Diagnostic medical sonographers use ultrasound equipment to direct sound waves into the body to produce an image or video used for detecting abnormalities in patients.

Salary

$60—100K

Job Growth

17.72%

Education Required

Post secondary non-degree award or Associate's degree

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists

Magnetic resonance imaging technologists are specialized medical professionals who operate MRI machinery to create detailed pictures of internal body structures. They are responsible for preparing patients for their scans and safely using the equipment.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

17.66%

Education Required

Post secondary non-degree award or Associate's degree

Nuclear Medicine Technologists

Nuclear medicine technologists assist physicians and work directly with patients to explain nuclear medicine procedures. They also administer and oversee nuclear medicine and radioactive procedures and substances.

Salary

$60—100K

Job Growth

10.29%

Education Required

Post secondary non-degree award or Associate's degree

Radiation Therapists

Radiation therapists provide radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by a radiologist according to established practices and standards. They review prescription and diagnosis, act as a liaison with physician and supportive care personnel, prepare equipment, such as immobilization, treatment, and protection devices. They maintain records, reports, and files and may assist in dosimetry procedures and tumor localization.

Salary

$60—100K

Job Growth

10.08%

Education Required

Post secondary non-degree award or Associate's degree

Radiologic Technologists and Technicians

Radiologic technologists work in medical settings and perform x-rays to assist physicians in diagnosing medical ailments. They prepare patients for procedures, adjust imaging equipment, position patients and shield them from excess radiation.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

9.04%

Education Required

Post secondary non-degree award or Associate's degree

Medical Assistants

Medical assistants perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, and billing and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examinations and drawing blood.

Salary

$25—41K

Job Growth

17.24%

Education Required

Post secondary non-degree award or Associate's degree

Physician Assistants

Physician assistants provide health care services under a physician’s supervision. They perform tasks that are usually performed by doctors. They conduct physical exams and provide treatment, and counsel patients. Physician assistants may prescribe medications.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

25.48%

Education Required

Master's Degree

Biomedical Engineers

Biomedical engineers work in a relatively new area of health care, one that joins with engineering. They apply engineering principles to solve biological and medical problems. They might design machines like artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, medical information systems, and health management and care delivery systems.

Salary

$60—100K

Job Growth

12.90%

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Medical Equipment Preparers

Medical equipment preparers or sterile processing technicians organize and assemble surgical instrument trays and other sterilized supplies. They clean instruments, disinfecting and sterilizing them. They also examine equipment to find leaks, loose parts or other visible signs of wear. Medical equipment preparers may start equipment before it is used to make sure it is working properly, and maintain records of inventory and equipment use.

Salary

$25—41K

Job Growth

12.55%

Education Required

High School diploma or equivalent

Medical Equipment Repairers

Medical equipment repairers test and calibrate equipment and keep records of maintenance, repair and required updates. They take equipment apart, repair and replace any defective parts, and put it back together. They also ensure that the medical equipment is being used properly and safely and may train health care providers on how to use the equipment.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

4.73%

Education Required

Post secondary non-degree award or Associate's degree

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