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Radiology Technicians and Resumes

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So you’ve completed your training to become a radiology technician, and now it’s come time to start knocking on doors, answering want ads, and looking for work. The good news is that finding opportunities will not prove difficult. Radiology is an increasingly pivotal field of medicine, and there is a growing demand for quality radiology technicians. Jobs are abundant, then, but that doesn’t mean just anyone can walk into a hospital and be offered a job. With many opportunities there is also great competition, and so it is more important than ever that aspiring radiology technicians have good, finely-honed resumes.

Constructing a good resume has some art to it, and also a lot of science; it’s not something that comes naturally or instinctively to most people. That’s why it’s crucial to research exactly what employers in a given field are looking for—and to make sure your resume looks like what they’re after. But if you are looking for advice about radiology technicians and resumes, look no further; below are some handy guidelines that will help you construct the perfectly effective resume.

The first step is to think about how you are going to organize your past experience in the field—if, indeed, you have any. The best way to do this is to consult some online example templates, of which there are many. Experienced radiologists might group their past work in terms of the precise subfield—for example, jobs as an X-ray technician go together, and so on. Or they may just arrange their entire work history chronologically. Entry-level experience may look a bit different; again, look at some templates for ideas.

For radiology technicians who have worked in the field for a long time, it is important to show, on your resume, that you have pursued continuing education and stayed on top of new developments in medical technology. Scan any brief history of the field and you will note that radiological technology is always changing, and it’s crucial that employers know that you are up to speed. Devote a section of your resume to continuing education courses, if necessary. Provide a full list of the educational programs you have completed, as a way of demonstrating your devotion to the field.

Finally, take note of some of the different adjectives that other radiology technicians use to describe themselves, and choose some that apply to you; do not, however, plagiarize an online template. Employers are going to be receiving countless resumes, and if they get ones that look the same, it will alert them to the fact that yours is not original. If this is the case, they may not even look at your resume.

Above all, just remember that the same principles of any good resume apply to resumes in this field. You need to show that you are experienced and that you are, in fact, good at your job; if you are new to the field, emphasize that you are devoted to it and eager to accept any radiology-related tasks that are thrown at you.

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