How Modern Technology School Stacks Up Among the Best X-Ray Schools in CA
The first to finding and maintaining a career as an X-Ray Technician in the medical industry is finding the best X-Ray Tech School you can attend in your locale. If you live in (or are plan on moving to) Southern California, then you know that you’ve got a few options, but what you may not know or might not have considered, is that not all X-Ray Technician Schools or medical colleges are alike. There are many different factors to take into consideration when choosing the right X-Ray Tech school for your needs, and we’ve covered most of those factors in another blog, so today we’ll be focusing on not only becoming an X-Ray Technician in California, but going beyond passing the CDPH-RHB State Examinations in order to thrive in your new career in the medical industry.
First, let’s look at the requirements that X-Ray Technician students must fulfill in order to become an X-Ray Tech in the state of California. At Modern Technology School, our program is laid out pretty straight-forward and simple:
The X-Ray Technician course length is broken down with 1,155 Instructional Hours, and 1,443 Total Clock Hours. The X-Ray Tech course runs between 44-48 weeks with a value of 58 quarter credit hours. The X-Ray Program is available in both morning & evening classes so they are extremely convenient for working students as well as single mothers and fathers looking to enhance or kick-start their career(s) and MTS offers start dates that alternate every other month. The X-Ray Technician course tuition & fees are $18,356 and the X-ray program includes Medical Assistant Back Office which sets the foundation in medical terminology, medical law & ethics, anatomy & physiology, back office procedures, first aid, and BLS/CPR. The National Medical Assisting Certification Examination is offered in this portion of the course. The X-Ray portion of the program covers principles radiography, x-ray positioning in the categories of Chest, Extremity & Torso skeletal, X-Ray physics, radiation protection & radio-biology, digital procedures and technical factors.
X-Ray Program Internships in Orange County & Education Goals
Internship training is provided for the X-ray Technician/Medical Assistant students in Fountain Valley, Anaheim, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Orange County, Los Angeles County and all of Southern California. The X-Ray Program educational goals & objectives include providing students with didactic, laboratory and clinical training needed to meet entry level positions as an X-Ray Technician & Medical Assistant with the ability to perform Chest, Extremity and Torso-skeletal X-Ray procedures and a variety of Medical Assistant/Back Office procedures. Graduates will be able to provide ethical patient care, acquire critical thinking skills, & will become clinically competent and ready to begin a successful career in Radiology and X-Ray.
After You’ve Completed the X-Ray Technician Program in Orange County
For X-Ray Tech students, there is a post-graduate California CDPH-RHB State X-Ray Examination. Modern Technology School Graduates of the X-Ray program are eligible to take the California State X-Ray Technician Examination, in the appropriate training categories. The examination can be scheduled at multiple testing centers throughout California after graduation and it is the final step to hopefully gaining willful employment as an X-Ray Technician.
Once these steps have successfully been completed, you will have earned the opportunity to become an X-Ray Technician in the state of California. Now while it might seem simple to do just about anywhere on paper, there’s certainly a lot more factors to consider when choosing the right X-Ray Technician school in California to not only help prepare you for the X-Ray Tech CA State Exams (CDPH-RHB), but also to provide you with a solid foundation that you can apply for many years to come in your new Radiology career. But where do you start?
What to Look for in the Best X-Ray & Medical Assistant School in California
If you’re considering a career as an X-Ray Technician or in one of the many professions within the medical field, you’re going to want to find a Radiology or X-Ray School that goes above and beyond just the California CDPH-RHB X-Ray Technician Examination. Much like a world class athlete or lawyer would seek out the best school or schools available to them in order to increase their chances of not only passing their tests, but to excel and become front-runners in their respective fields, you’ll want to do the same. X-Ray Technician School is no different and so the first thing you’ll want to do is find the right Radiology school and get the best education as well as hands-on training available, from an accredited and well-known medical institution.
The second step is to make sure that the school you’ve chosen is not only approved by the regulation boards and governing bodies at the state, but that it is also accredited. Lastly, you’ll want to see what professional memberships the school has, and whether or not factors like bi-lingual study and courses in English and Spanish as well as financial aid come into the picture when making a decision on the right school for your specific needs. Finally, does the school offer day and evening X-Ray Tech classes?
So what does it mean to go beyond simple preparation for the California X-Ray Technician Exams and your regular course of study? The medical industry and Radiology is ever-changing and the need for licensed X-Ray Technicians, Medical Assistants and Radiology experts and interns grows exponentially every year. It’s important to prep to pass the State X-Ray License Exam or CDPH-RHB, but it’s also vital to be a part of a medical and radiology school that holds its instructors and lecturers to the rigorous radiology & medical industry standards… the same standards that are changing subtly each day.
How Modern Technology School Ranks Among The Best X-Ray Schools in OC
Small classrooms and a clean, inviting, well-lit and safe environment to learn in, along with state-of-the-art equipment and the latest technique are vital to building a strong foundation for your career, not just simply passing the CA State X-Ray & Radiology exam. At Modern Technology School (MTS), we not only nurture our new and current students enrolled in our X-Ray & Radiology courses, but we value the students who have already graduated and gone on to become successful doing what they at imaging clinics, doctor’s offices and hospitals throughout California. At Modern Technology School, we want to see you pass the State X-Ray Exam, but we also take pride in helping you develop the skills necessary to keep growing in the field of Radiology, long after you graduate.
We work hands-on; enjoy building synergy within our classrooms and creating a team environment that’s not only educational and fundamental for our students, but also fun and creative. Modern Technology School in Fountain Valley is nationally-recognized and accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and we are also approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, and our X-Ray Technician Program is approved by the California Department of Public Health – Radiological Health Branch.
Why Modern Technology School MTS is One of the Best X-Ray Technician Programs in CA
Need help paying for your X-Ray Tech education? Look no further. Modern Technology School (MTS) in Fountain Valley, CA is one of the few X-Ray schools in California that is approved and recognized by the United States Department of Education for participation in the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Federal Pell Grants, and Federal Student Loans. We offer fast-paced X-Ray classes and hands-on learning in our evening or daytime classes which accommodate & match the busy lives of our diverse student-base. We have a clean and modern facility located centrally to the 405 freeway in the heart of Orange County, complete with several examination rooms, medical laboratories, X-Ray machines, lecture halls, computer labs, libraries as well as the latest in X-Ray, Ultrasound and vascular labs & equipment. So while our X-Ray curriculum will of course prep and help you pass the State CDPH-RHB X-Ray Exam, know that at Modern Technology School (MTS), we truly want our students to succeed in their chosen career within the medical industry right away, we also want to see you succeed in your career paths years down the line. We’ve put a lot of effort and preparation into making sure you’ve got a solid X-Ray & Medical foundation and the fundamentals to keep learning throughout your career in this exciting and ever-changing industry! Please call us at 888-991-8997 to schedule a short campus tour or meet with one of our staff today! We also take walk-ins, so feel free to drop in and take a quick tour!
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