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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technician Careers and Degrees


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How would you like to work with the newest and most advanced medical imaging technology in the world? As an MRI technician, you can use this technology to help patients. Let us here at UltrasoundTechnicianSchools.com help you find schools closest to you!

MRI Technician Training in Florida

Lecture courses are going to make up a significant part of your MRI technician training. After all, you can't effectively use an MRI machine if you don't understand medical imaging or human biology! To prepare you for your practical experience, you may take highly-focused courses like Basic Radiographic Procedure, Radiographic Equipment, and Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging. This is in addition to basic science courses like Chemistry, Human Biology, and Anatomy & Physiology.

All of your lecture courses are designed to get you ready for clinical experience. By the time you start your first MRI technician job, you'll be expected to be completely comfortable working with patients and MRI machines. Many MRI programs include 500 or more hours of clinical experience! These hours allow you to hone your skills and develop your imaging technique.

It's clear that you learn a lot in an MRI technology program, so you may be wondering how long it takes to earn your degree. You can earn a certificate in one year or an Associate's degree in two years. MRI technician programs are commonly offered at hospitals, community colleges, and technical colleges.

MRI Technician Licensing/Certifications in Florida

Like most states, Florida has stringent requirements for radiologic technologists and MRI technicians. Prior to beginning your career, you can get your license through the Radiation Control part of the Florida Department of Health.

The first step to getting your license is passing the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists exam. Once you pass this and apply for your license, you can be licensed for two years. It's important to renew your license every two years to keep it valid and avoid having to retake the ARRT exam. During each two-year period, make sure to complete 12 hours of continuing education. At least nine of these hours must be about the technical part of your career.

Career and Employment Information for MRI Techs in Florida

There are many advantages to starting your career in Florida, including a great job outlook and lucrative salary range. O*Net anticipates a 24% increase in job openings between 2010 and 2020, leading to almost 600 new jobs every year. Their estimates indicate that most MRI techs in Florida earn between $44,900 and $75,500 per year; they report an average annual salary of $61,300 per year. The outlook may improve even more, since researchers are finding more and more ways to use MRI technology. The Miami Herald reports that MRI-ultrasound fusion is a new way to map and treat prostate cancer.

Many Florida medical facilities rely on skilled MRI technicians. During your job search, you may find job listings at hospitals, doctor offices, and standalone medical clinics. Some of the largest employers in Florida include the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, JSA Medical Group, and Sanford Brown Institute.

To make the most of your career, you may want to look into joining local professional organizations. Florida is home to the Florida Society of Radiologic Technologists, a group that offers networking meetings, job postings, and continuing education seminars. These benefits can help you stay on top of technology in your field and meet your continuing education requirements.


Featured Online Schools:

Online programs may not be available in all areas

Traditional On Campus Programs:

Florida

Adventist University (Orlando, FL)
Programs Offered:
Advanced Imaging Certificate: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Advanced Placement Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate of Science in Radiography
Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

American College for Medical Careers (Orlando, FL)
Programs Offered:
Dental Assisting With Expanded Functions - Diploma
Medical Assisting - Associate - Orlando, FL
Medical Assisting - Diploma - Orlando, FL
Medical Coding and Billing Specialist - Orlando, FL

Anthem College (Orlando, FL)
Programs Offered:
Limited Scope X-Ray Technician (Diploma)
X-Ray Technician (Ltd. Scope) - Associate Degree (Orlando campus)

ASA College (Hialeah, FL / Maimi, FL)
Programs Offered:
Medical Assistant- Associate in Science
Medical Assisting with Medical Billing and Coding
Pharmacy Technologist- Associate in Science

Broward College (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Applied Science in Hospital Based Radiography
Associate in Applied Science in Radiography
Associate in Arts in Radiologic (Med) Tech
Associate in Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technology
General Sonography Specialist Technical Certificate Program

Central Florida Institute (Tampa Bay, FL)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate of Applied Science in Echocardiography Sonography
Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assistant with Basic X-Ray

Everest University (Orange Park, FL / Tampa, FL)
Programs Offered:
Medical Administrative Assistant Diploma
Medical Assistant Associates Degree
Medical Assistant Diploma
Pharmacy Technician Diploma

Florida Career College (Boynton Beach, FL / Jacksonville, FL)
Programs Offered:
Limited Scope X-Ray Technician – Diploma (Boynton Beach Campus)
Limited Scope X-Ray Technician – Diploma (Jacksonville Campus)

Florida Institute of Ultrasound Inc (Pensacola, FL)
Programs Offered:
Accredited Program in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Florida State College at Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Science in Radiography
Associate of Applied Science in Radiography

Fortis College (Fort Lauderdale, FL / Miami South, FL / Palm Springs, FL / Port St. Lucie, FL / Tampa, FL / Winter Park, FL)
Programs Offered:
Medical Office Basic X-ray Technician - Associate (Miami South, FL)
Medical Office Basic X-ray Technician - Associate (Winter Park, FL)
Medical Office Basic X-ray Technician - Diploma (Port St. Lucie, FL)
Medical Office Basic X-ray Technician - Diploma (Tampa, FL)
Radiologic Technology - Associate (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
Radiologic Technology - Associate (Miami South, FL)
Radiologic Technology - Associate (Palm Springs, FL)
Surgical Technology - Diploma (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
Surgical Technology - Diploma (Palm Springs, FL)

Gulf Coast Community College (Panama City, FL)
Programs Offered:
Advanced Technical Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Associate in Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate in Applied Science in Radiography

Hillsborough Community College (Tampa, FL)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technology
Associate in Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technology
Associate in Science in Radiography

Institute of Allied Medical Professions (Delray Beach, FL)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate in Science in Radiologic Technology
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Diploma Program

Keiser University (Fort Lauderdale, FL / Orlando, FL / Sarasota, FL / Tallahassee, FL / Tampa, FL)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Fort Lauderdale campus)
Associate of Science in Diagnostic Vascular Sonography (Fort Lauderdale campus)
Associate of Science in Medical Administrative Billing and Coding - Orlando
Associate of Science in Medical Administrative Billing and Coding - Tampa
Associate of Science in Medical Assisting - Orlando
Associate of Science in Medical Assisting - Sarasota
Associate of Science in Medical Assisting - Tallahassee
Associate of Science in Medical Assisting - Tampa
Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Technician - Fort Lauderdale
Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Technician - Orlando
Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant - Fort Lauderdale
Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant - Orlando
Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant - Tallahassee
Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant - Tampa
Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant - Fort Lauderdale
Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant - Sarasota
Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology (Fort Lauderdale campus)
Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology (Orlando campus)
Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology (Sarasota campus)
Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology (Tallahassee campus)
Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology (Tampa campus)
Associate of Science in Respiratory Therapy - Fort Lauderdale
Bachelor of Science in Imaging Sciences - Tampa
Medical Assisting, AS

Keiser University (Fort Myers, FL / Orlando, FL / Port St. Lucie, FL / Tallahassee, FL / Tampa, FL / West Palm Beach, FL)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Fort Myers)
Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology (Orlando)
Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology (Tallahassee)
Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology (Tampa)
Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology (West Palm Beach)
Associate of Science in Surgical Technology (Port St. Lucie)

Lincoln College of Technology (Orlando, FL)
Programs Offered:
Surgical Technology - Diploma (Orlando)
X-Ray Technician - Diploma (Orlando)

(Lake Worth, FL / Miami, FL)
Programs Offered:
Associate
Diploma - Medical Basic X-Ray Technician (Lake Worth)
Diploma - Medical Basic X-Ray Technician (Miami)

Miami Dade College (Miami, FL)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography Specialist
Associate of Applied Science in Radiography

Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Health Science in Vascular Sonography
Palm Beach State College (Lake Worth, FL)
Programs Offered:
Advanced Technical Certificate in Computed Tomography
Advanced Technical Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Associate of Science in Radiography
Associate of Science in Sonography
College Credit Certificate Program in Sonography

Pensacola State College (Pensacola, FL)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technology
Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology

Polk State College (Winter Haven, FL)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology

Santa Fe College (Gainesville, FL)
Programs Offered:
Advanced Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate in Science in Cardiovascular Technology
Associate in Science in Radiography

Southeastern College (Miami Lakes, FL)
Programs Offered:
Medical Assisting - Diploma
Pharmacy Technology - Diploma
Surgical Technology - Associate Degree

Tallahassee Community College (Tallahassee, FL)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Science in Radiologic Technology
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certificate

Valencia Community College (Orlando, FL)
Programs Offered:
Advanced Technical Certificate in Computed Tomography
Advanced Technical Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate of Science in Radiography

Virginia College (Fort Pierce, FL)
Programs Offered:
Medical Assistant - Diploma

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