Careers and Outcomes

Radiography jobs are increasing, in part due to an aging population.

Career preparation

Each track option in the radiography program has the same core curriculum. This provides you with the basic knowledge and understanding of radiologic technologies.

You can pursue career opportunities in hospitals and other settings:

  • Care centers
  • Laboratories
  • Nursing homes
  • Private practices
  • Administration

Working as a radiological technician

As an RT, you provide essential patient care by:

  • Using diagnostic equipment like x-ray, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment.
  • Exercising judgement during medical imaging procedures.
  • Adhering to the principles of radiation protection for the patient, self and others.
  • Recognizing emergency patient conditions and initiating life-saving first aid.

RTs receive supervision from a qualified physician.

Preparing you to provide the best patient care

RTs often provide patient care essential to radiologic procedures. This includes protection for the patient, self and others from the effects of radiation technology.

In the radiography program, you will explore curricular areas like:

  • Human structure and function
  • Medical terminology
  • Patient care
  • Professional ethics
  • Radiation biology
  • Radiation protection
  • Radiography evaluation

This program provides flexibility. You're allowed to complete the clinical components at any accredited facility.

Missouri State's easy access to CoxHealth and Mercy offers more convenience.