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How To Become An X-Ray Tech in California

We created a quick guide on how to become an X-ray tech in California. A career in Radiology is both rewarding and fulfilling. This guide will help you navigate your way into the field of Radiologic Technology in the Golden State.


Educational Foundations: Your journey begins with completing an accredited radiologic technology program, typically an Associate Degree. Choose a program recognized by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) to ensure quality education and training.


Clinical Experience: Integrated within the program are clinical components, allowing you to gain hands-on experience and practical skills in radiologic procedures, under the supervision of seasoned professionals.


Certification: After fulfilling your academic and clinical requirements, you’ll need to pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT®) certification exam, a crucial step to practice as an X-ray tech.


State Licensure: With ARRT® certification, you can then apply for state licensure with the California Department of Public Health, Radiologic Health Branch (RHB), meeting any additional state-specific requisites and fees.

Continuing Education: This is where Gage CE can help! Maintaining licensure and certification in California requires ongoing education to stay updated with the advancements and best practices in radiologic technology. Learn more about the California Radiology CE courses we offer! 


Becoming an X-Ray Tech in California is a structured journey involving quality education, practical experience, certification, and continual learning. It opens up a world of opportunities to make a meaningful difference in healthcare in a state known for its innovation and diverse population.

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