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How Is The Radiography Job Market Now.. Projected Future?

I just got accepted into my local community colleges radiography program. (waited for 3 years) I’m getting a little bit afraid that after my two years of schooling that I won’t be able to find a job. I live in FL and right now the market is very flooded. There is the possibility that I could leave a year or so after graduating , but I just wanted to know for all of the radiographers out there ALREADY in the market, How comfortable and how secure is your job? Is this a good career choice? Can things possibly change within the next 2-3 years where the market will actually NEED radiographers? I asked one of my professors and he stated that the Job market for healthcare is always on a roller coaster. One year there will be to many nurses and the next year there won’t be enough radiographers. I’m just scared that after waiting for so long to do what I’m passionate about that I’ll be stuck working a job in something other than radiography because I can’t find a job. I don’t want to be a nurse so thats out of the question. Provide some insight please. Preferably X-ray techs/Radiographers/ radiology techs (so many terms)answer.
Thanks in advance.
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Posted on March 1, 2010 at 10:33 am by radiology · Permalink
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  1. Written by xxxraygu
    on March 1, 2010 at 10:45 am
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    You should not have a problem finding work once you pass the boards. You say you live in Florida, I would recommend working for one of the portable xray companies out there. I work for one in the DC area and the pay is above average and you get a company car. The job is doing xrays in nursing homes and private homes or wherever a patient cant get to you. They pay into the 60k range.
    gc

  2. Written by Emily S
    on March 1, 2010 at 10:55 am
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    I work for a major area hospital and we went through a layoff a few months ago due to the economy. We were told that Radiology and Oncology were “safe” because they are the departments that make the hospital the most money. Radiology is a great field to be in. Good luck to you!