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Overview

Remington College’s Medical Assisting with X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope)(1) diploma program was designed to help prepare you for a career within the healthcare industry.(2) This diploma program offers classroom instruction as well as hands-on lab and clinical experiences. Study limited X-Ray procedures, medical insurance and coding, patient billing, and more!

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X-Ray Technology and Training

  • Get the opportunity to learn patient X-ray positioning, OSHA and HIPAA rules – and more.
  • Participate in externship training in a REAL medical office.(3,4)
  • Become eligible to pursue limited radiographer, limited X-ray machine operator, or limited scope X-ray technician certification or licensure in your state.(4,6)

 

X-ray technology is more than just looking at the structure and shape of bones; it is an important way to see inside of the human body and to assist in the diagnosis of diseases, conditions, or injuries.

 

With the hands-on training provided in Remington College’s X-ray classes, you can participate in both classroom and laboratory study of limited X-ray procedures. You’ll have the opportunity to learn how to apply your medical assisting skills to correctly operate x-ray equipment, position patients, and develop X-rays of their internal structure.

Earn a Diploma in Medical Assisting with Limited Scope X-Ray Technician Skills

Remington College’s Medical Assisting with X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope) diploma program helps to prepare you for this important healthcare specialty area. Our program includes classroom study, several hands-on X-ray labs, and clinical experiences, along with key general education skills like written and oral communication, psychology, and more.

Gain Hands-On X-Ray Technician Training

In addition, an externship opportunity lets you gain valuable practice on the job, in an actual medical office setting.(2,3) During the program, you’ll also have a chance to brush up on your career development, general education, and office skills and learn about healthcare insurance, medical laboratory procedures, and more.

 

(1)This program should not be confused with an X-ray technologist program.
(2)Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates. State certification/licensure may be required.
(3)Must meet minimum GPA requirements to quality for externship program. Additional requirements may apply.
(4)Certain restrictions may apply.
(5)Licensure and/or certification may vary by state. Requirements may vary by state. The State of Alabama does not require certification, licensure, or registry for X-ray professionals. A safety course is required to gain employment as an X-ray operator, which Remington College includes in the Medical Assisting with X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope) diploma curriculum.
(6)Program availability varies by campus.

 

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Certification

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Medical assistants are not required to be certified in most states. However, employers prefer to hire certified assistants.”(1)

 

Your tuition for the Medical Assisting with X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope) program includes the cost of the first attempt for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam and the first attempt at any state-specific certification exam, along with the related application and exam fees.(2) Once you graduate, you can take your state-specific certification exam if required.(2)

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Additionally, you may wish to pay for and take the available phlebotomy technician and EKG technician certification exams when you complete the program, if you meet the requirements.

 

Certifications, licensure requirements, and procedures vary by state. This means that your options for certification depend on where you live..

 

Select a certification or license for your state from the list below for more information on that certification or license:

 

 

(1)(1)This program should not be confused with an X-ray technologist program.
(2)Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates. State certification/licensure may be required. http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm#tab-4
(3)Licensure and/or certification may vary by state. Requirements may vary by state. The state of Alabama does not have any licensure requirements for X-ray professionals. For more information, contact:
Alabama Department of Public Health, Office of Radiation Control
P.O. Box 30317
201 Monroe St.
Montgomery, AL 36130-3017
334-206-5391
http://www.adph.org/radiation/

 

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Job Outlook

The Medical Assisting with X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope) diploma program at Remington College offers training in the administrative tasks that happen in a medical office. It also covers key tasks related to assisting patients, along with the clinical lab and limited X-ray procedures that you may be asked to help with.

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What’s the career outlook for Medical Assistants with X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope) training?

In the medical records and health information field, employment of medical records and health information technicians is projected to grow faster than average, predicts the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with job growth of 15 percent in the 2014-2024 decade.(1)

Where can Medical Billers and Coders work?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for medical assistants are projected to grow by 23 percent from 2014 to 2024. That’s a much faster rate of growth than the average for all occupations.(1,3)

 

The main employers of medical assistants, including those with limited scope X-ray training, may include doctors’ offices, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities.(1,2)

What skills and training can help you prepare for a career in Medical Assisting with X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope)?

Through lectures, labs, clinical exercises, and in-field externship training, our Medical Assisting with X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope) diploma program is designed to prepare you with a basic understanding of routine medical office tasks and procedures, including taking X-rays.(3,4)

 

Along with those skills, medical assistants must also be able to understand details and follow procedures, be comfortable using medical instruments and equipment, and have the ability to interact in a calm and professional way with people.

 

Being certified or licensed may also help you to move ahead in this field and may be required by medical boards or health departments in several states.(1,5)

 

(1)Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates. State certification/licensure may be required.
(2)http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Medical-assistants.htm. BLS statistics represent national job growth expectations and are not necessarily reflective of local market conditions.
(3)Must meet minimum GPA requirements to quality for externship program. Additional requirements may apply.
(4)Certain restrictions may apply.
(5)Licensure and/or certification may vary by state. Requirements may vary by state. The State of Alabama does not require certification, licensure, or registry for X-ray professionals. A safety course is required to gain employment as an X-ray operator, which Remington College includes in the Medical Assisting with X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope) diploma curriculum.

 

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Potential Career Destinations(1)

Medical assistants who have the additional skills of X-ray may work in the following settings:

Medical Assisting with X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope) Diploma

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(1) Employment not guaranteed for students or graduates.

CURRICULUM

COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES

  • Career Development Fundamentals
  • Career Development Principles
  • Introduction to Algebra Part I
  • Introduction to Algebra Part II
  • Health Science Essentials (includes CPR certification exam!)
  • Health Science Business Procedures
  • Law, Ethics, and Therapeutic Communication
  • Externship (160 hours)
  • Fundamentals of Medical Assisting
  • Medical Laboratory Procedures
  • Specialty Exams, Urinalysis, and Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Introduction to Healthcare Insurance
  • Cardiac Specialty Procedures
  • Nervous and Digestive Systems
  • Healthcare Insurance
  • Radiographic Imaging Protocols and Positioning
  • Radiographic Specialization and Positioning
  • Radiology and Imaging
  • Capstone and Certification Preparation

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