b. Health Care Administration. Those interested in the administrative aspects
of radiology, that is, management, would pursue a BS in Health Care Administration. A
candidate for this degree would take many hours of theory in purchasing, personnel
management, budget preparation, regulatory specifications, decision making and
planning, financial accounting, legal aspects of health care, and data processing.
c. Education. A candidate for a degree in education would need to have not
only the necessary credentials in radiologic technology, but also many hours in
education and learning theory. This degree would be appropriate to someone desiring
to become a radiographer-educator.
d. Computer Science. A candidate for a degree in Health Care Administration,
with an emphasis in computer science would take courses on the use of computers in
the manipulation of electronic images. (Such manipulation is needed in the more
CAREER PROGRESSION IN A MILITARY ENVIRONMENT
a. Basic Training. In the military skill progression, a soldier enters the Army
and proceeds, with all soldiers, through basic training.
b. Advanced Individual Training.91P course (46 weeks). From basic
training, all soldiers proceed to their respective advanced individual training (AIT). This
is the 91P course, which currently consists of 24 weeks of Phase I training at Fort Sam
Houston, followed by 22 weeks of Phase II training at a medical center or an army
c. Permanent Change of Station to a Unit. Following AIT is the permanent
change of station (PCS) to a permanent duty station.
(1) Primary Leadership Development Course and correspondence courses.
You must take primary leadership development course (PLDC) in the next couple of
years after your first PCS. At the same time, you should take the initiative to enroll in
the Army Correspondence Course Program to reinforce skills learned in AIT and learn
(2) National registry and correspondence courses. Hopefully, you will take
the initiative to apply for the national certification exam. If you pass the exam, you will
earn national registry. By taking PLDC, a variety of correspondence courses relevant to
your career field, and applying for registry, you will have a good chance of being