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What are the job opportunities for radiological technologists?

The employment rate among new graduates from the Saint John School of Radiological Technology is 100%. The majority of technologists work in the hospital setting.


What salary can I expect as a Full Time radiological technologist?

Starting salary:

$25.90/hour in New Brunswick (2019)

Potential salary:

$32.36/hour in New Brunswick (2019)

What related careers are available?

Graduates may complete a specialty certificate in CT, Mammography and/or Interventional Radiology via correspondence courses designated for these modalities.

Graduates may pursue careers in Magnetic Resonance Imaging or Ultrasound by completing a post-diploma program.

What qualities does a radiological technology student exhibit?

Applicants should be:

  • organized
  • team player
  • adaptable
  • dependable
  • able to maintain a positive attitude while working under pressure
  • able to stand for extended periods of time
  • possess manual dexterity to manipulate controls and adjust hardware options
  • capable of working with all types of patients, including pediatric, elderly, very ill and trauma patients

What does a typical day look like while in the radiography portion of the program?

Classroom day: 8:15am-4:00pm Monday to Friday

Clinical day: Various 8 hour shifts, including some weekends


Can I complete my studies part-time?

Students may complete 1st year studies at UNB on a part-time basis. However once in the BHS discipline specific radiography portion of the program, there is no option to complete studies part-time. 


Where do I complete clinical placements?

Students complete the majority of clinical practicum at The Saint John Regional Hospital.  Students also are required to complete clinical rotations at St. Joseph's Hospital and at the Sussex Health Center. Graduating students also must complete a compulsory "Outreach Program" clinical week at another healthcare site in Canada during Spring of Year 4 at their own expense. 


Should a tour of a medical imaging department be arranged?

A tour of a Medical Imaging department will allow prospective students to see first-hand the role of the radiological technologist within the health care field and can be very helpful when investigating radiography as a career option. An arranged tour with the Saint John Regional Hospital will allow the prospective student to spend time in the department with the Clinical Instructor, technologists and students presently in the program.

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