Why should you get a bachelors in radiologic technology?Why should you get a bachelors in radiologic technology?

You already love your career as a Radiologic Technician, what about advancing your career? Earning a bachelor's in radiologic technology could be a great way to reach your goals.

Whether you’re a newly licensed Rad Tech professional or have been working in the field for years, continuing education for a bachelor’s in radiologic technology can grow your career. Thankfully, Concordia University offers a path for students who have passed the AART exam to complete their degree. Certainly, there are many benefits to getting a bachelor’s degree.


The ability to stand out

Having advanced knowledge and skills makes you stand out from the competition. This is perhaps one of the biggest reasons to consider earning a bachelor’s degree in radiologic technology. The minimum requirement to become a radiologic technician is an associate’s degree. According to O*NET, 63% of radiology technologists have an Associate’s Degree while 24% hold a Bachelor’s degree. Graduates from a bachelor’s program have more education and therefore they will be more qualified for positions right out of school. With more knowledge in the field, you will be able to provide better care to each patient you meet.


More responsibilities

With a bachelor’s degree, you’ll be able to transition into various roles in a healthcare setting. For example, many find themselves in management positions and are better equipped to choose a specialization. Furthering your education may allow you to:

  • Function as a leader in the industry
  • Plan and deliver care, while also managing patient care in your organization
  • Become an integral part of a patient’s healthcare team


Increased earning potential

Not only will continuing education increase your skills, but it will also increase your paycheck. On average the starting salary of an entry-level technician with associates is $54,000 annually. On the other hand, those who pursue a bachelor’s degree increase that number to about $65,000 annually. Furthering your education in radiologic technology can pay off in big ways.


Work while learning

Do you want to continue your education but worry about balancing work, life, and school? Concordia understands. We know that balance is important to our students. Therefore, we offer a flexible Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology – Completion program.

This program has flexible features:

  • Complete the program completely online
  • No live lectures- learn when you have time
  • Earn your degree in 12 to 18 months- depending on transfer credits
  • Ability to transfer credits into the program

We are here to help you start your journey. Find out more information on the link below.


— This story is written by Maddie Schueller, content marketing lead for Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. She may be reached at madison.schueller@cuw.edu.

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