There are 100,000 health-care job openings in Michigan, and many colleges have partnered with hospitals to provide students with specialized radiology technician programs. Wayne State University's Department of Health Care Sciences has partnered with Henry Ford Hospital to design a bachelor's of science in radiologic technology. A 24-month part of the program is taught at Henry Ford Hosptial. Applications are available from the Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Office of Enrollment Management at Wayne State University in Detroit.
Baker College used to offer mostly business programs, but expanded rapidly into health care. Baker College campuses in Owosso, Muskegon and Clinton Township offer radiology technician programs that result in an associate's degree. The program lasts for two years, and Baker's job-placement rate has been above 90 percent for years.
If you would prefer a program in Michigan's upper peninsula, Marquette General Health System offers a certificate program in radiography. Call 906-228-9440 for information. For training in Michigan's capitol, Lansing Community College offers an associate's degree in radiologic technology. For more information, call 517-483-1957.
Mott Community College and Hurley Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology in Flint have an agreement for transfer of 30 credits from the School of Radiologic Technology. This allows students to take required college classes like English, medical terminology and science while receiving practical training in a hospital setting.
Because of difficulty finding teachers for programs, some schools accept only 18 people per year. Apply early for openings in programs you're interested in. There are other options besides traditional training, as many schools offer online classes in radiologic technology.
Radiology technicians take x-rays and do other tests for patients. Job growth in this field is expected to increase for the next ten years. The Michigan government has begun recruiting and educating workers to fill health care job openings in Michigan. There are many opportunities for radiology technicians in Michigan and a lot of places to go for training.