An important message from the Program Director to all prospective students:
The Imaging profession is an exciting, ever-changing, dynamic, and progressive field. I personally could not imagine myself in any other career; however, as with a lot of the healthcare professions, the demand for Imaging Technologists is very cyclical. Be aware, the demand for Imaging Technologists is not as high as it has been in recent years. This is true both for the State of Oregon and the nation as a whole. There are jobs, but many students may have to relocate, get a foot in the door by working less than ideal shifts and hours, or start as a "casual" technologist with no set hours or benefits. I urge you to study the labor market in order to make an informed decision about any career path you choose.
And remember, at some point the market place will change again, just as it always does, and the job outlook will again be stronger. I just don't have that crystal ball....
My best wishes in your educational and career decisions,
Jennifer Clayton B.S.(R)(CT)(ARRT)
The Mission of the Linn-Benton Community College Diagnostic Imagain program is three-fold:
- To provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to competently and safely perform radiologic procedures while delivering "best practices" patient care.
- To help students develop problem solving, critical thinking, and effective communication skills that will enhance the students' scope of practice within the profession's legal and ethical boundaries.
- To provide the medical community with entry-level radiographer professionals competent to perform diagnostic medical imaging within the professional's legal and ethical boundaries.
LBCC Academic Planning Assistant:
ALL students are encouraged to meet with the Academic Planning Assistant in regard to prerequisites and course planning. The purpose of the academic planning assistant is to provide students with accurate and up-to-date information regarding the program and their academic choices. An appointment can be made by calling (541) 917-4923.
Students are required to complete the online information session before applying to the program:
Program Completion Statistics
To review Program Completion Statistics (i.e. ARRT Examination Benchmarks, Attrition Benchmarks, and DI Employment Benchmarks), click here for yearly data statistics.