The Mammography Program provides licensed radiologic technologists with the opportunity to develop discipline-specific knowledge and skills to meet the Mammography Quality Standards Act guidelines and to become certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists as a diagnostic mammography technologist.
For more information on the Mammography Program at Malcolm X College, visit the program webpage.
|Required Program Core|
|RADIOGR 261||Patient Care and Pathology||1|
|RADIOGR 262||Anatomy, Physiology and Procedures||2|
|RADIOGR 263||Imaging Production and QA||1|
|RADIOGR 265||Mammography Clinical Education||5|
Program Admission Requirements
- ARRT certification
- BLS certification
- IEMA license
To participate in the clinical education portion of the Mammography Program, the student must possess additional nonacademic skills. These technical standards are consistent with the duties of the entry-level Mammographer in a professional position. The applicant should have the ability to:
- Move, adjust and position patients for mammography exams
- Move, adjust and manipulate equipment to perform mammographic procedures
- Possess visual acuity to review and evaluate images to determine image quality
- Communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, with patients, doctors and other personnel, and have the ability to follow written and verbal directions
To learn more about the Mammography Program at Malcolm X College, including the application process, visit the program website.
This program can prepare students for the jobs listed below. Click on each one to learn more, including average earnings, annual job openings, and how much education people in that field have. For additional guidance and resources on career options, current City Colleges students and alumni can contact the Career Services Office.
Take x rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other scanning modalities.
Salary Based on Experience Level
Take a look at the average hourly/annual earnings for this career in Cook County
Emsi earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.
Annual Job Openings
205 annual openings in Cook County
National Education Attainment
Here, you can see the level of education that people in this career complete.
|Degree Program||% of Jobs|
|A high school diploma or less||0.00%|
|An Associate degree||63.08%|
|A Bachelor's degree||3.07%|
|A Master's or Professional degree||6.24%|
|A Doctoral degree or more||0.00%|
9.31% continue their education beyond an associate degree