Post # 1
I need your help! Last December I completed my Radology Technologist course. However, when they sent me my paperwork they had spelled my name wrong, which led to a three month long battle of wills with the system. So I wasn’t able to take my test until April, I did continue to re-read my text books and such, but I just wasn’t able to retain all of the information anymore. I ended up failing my exam by one question, so after brushing up I took a practice test, which I failed by five questions. It seems as if I’m getting worse :/ If I choose to retake the test it would cost me $200 and an additional $50 retake fee. I honestly don’t know if it’s worth it….
Post # 3
I think if this is the job you want to do its worth it.
Post # 4
Well doesn’t a Rad Tech take at least an associates degree to be certified? It seems like you put money and time into it. Perhaps just take a step back and relax, then approach the test. Are there study groups or any type of tutoring or assisting you can get?
What made you want to do radiology to begin with? Do you not like it after finding out with its really about? Are there jobs?
Personally, I think you should keep at it!
Post # 5
I agree with the other PP. If this is something you really want to do then I would go for it. I know when I took my nursing boards, I just did practice questions over and over and over and over until I was seeing double. I wasn’t actually studying the material, I was more getting my mind in tune with what the state wanted to know. I would read the rationale to the answers, whether I got it right or wrong, to see where they were coming from. Have you also looked into maybe taking a refresher coarse or an exam prep coarse?
Post # 7
It sounds like it is something you want to do since it was worth fighting for….I would keep at it!
Post # 8
@ButterKnife143: I graduated in May 2010, passed my registry in July of 2010. Finding jobs as a Radiologic Technologist is extremely hard unless you either have a hook up in the industry or experience. I know all of the sacrifices and hard work that it takes to become a Radiologic Technologist. Don’t give up! You have tolerated too much, and worked so hard. Please do not give up. I’ve only had two interviews one in which I was expected to be an X-Ray tech, Admin Asst and Nurse all in one. And the second interview where it was 1st and 2nd shift (all in the same day). Needless to say I am enrolling in school to become certified in CT and hopefully that will open more doors of opportunity for me. Please do not give up! It is all worth it for your R.T. (R).