If there’s an industry that is highly dependent on proper education, it’s the medical industry. And it’s no different for radiologists. This is why it can get overwhelming for those who aspire to be in the industry. Among the many questions are “How will I choose the right NCT course?” and “How do I know which one will benefit me the most?”
Here are three things to look for when choosing an NCT course:
The NCT course is the first big step toward your radiography career, so it’s important to get a proper educational foundation. The last thing you want to do is to try to comprehend that large amount of information in a class where you get no personal attention. So, make sure the student-to-instructor ratio is small.
Be sure to ask your instructor what kind of specific skills you’ll have after course completion. Why? Because if the answer doesn’t make you believe that you will be well prepared, then another NCT course is better for you. Some courses are designed simply to pass students through the gates, so to speak; but the purpose of the class should really be to make you ready for a career.
Find out what your instructor’s background and experience is within the radiography field. Do they currently practice? For how long have they been practicing? What kind of education have they completed themselves? These are all important questions that you should be asking before signing up. After all, the degree of knowledge your instructor has correlates strongly to how much you will learn in the course.
Up to Date Curriculum
Your textbook should be easy to understand and up to date. It should especially incorporate all the requirements under the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) curriculum, which includes information on x-ray science and techniques, processing, radiation safety, radiographic anatomy, patient care, pathology and step-by-step instructions for positioning. With all of these lessons properly covered, the ASRT exam will be a piece of cake for you!
All Star X-ray’s NCT Training
At All Star X-ray, our mission is to educate ancillary medical staff in technique selection, radiation protection, radiographic anatomy and positioning in order to produce the best-quality radiographic films possible. We keep our class sizes small, our instructors have years of experience, and we only use textbooks that meet the ASRT requirements. So, don’t put your radiography career on hold any longer; sign up for a class today!