A certified CT technologist is educated in the “art and science” of creating computerized images of the body using ionizing radiation. CT technologists work closely with physicians, particularly physicians who specialize in radiology, and play an important role as part of professional healthcare teams.
CT technologists work in hospital medical imaging departments, clinics, doctors’ offices, and imaging centers. CT technologists are often vital members of the trauma team in the hospital setting.
Because of the strong demand for CT technologists, a career in the field can lead in many directions. CT Technologists may earn a bachelor’s degree in pursuit of a career in education, management, or research. Career options in medical imaging continue to grow, providing job opportunities with competitive salaries and benefits.