Indian Lake High School students in Blythe Moorhouse’s Anatomy Class got an inside look at how their studies apply to potential careers.
Long-time X-Ray Technician Marcia Toda spoke to the group about jobs in medical Imaging. She shared films of her recent injury to let the students see how an x-ray is read. She also had examples of other imaging techniques, like MRIs, ultrasounds and CAT scans.
Toda said her job as an X-Ray Technician is satisfying. “I like to interact with patients. And the trauma part is exciting—knowing that often the patients needs that exam to save their life.”
She said becoming an x-ray technician requires a two-year Associates Degree in Applied Science and passage of a national certification exam.
She said landing a position in medical Imaging is a great job on its own, but is also a gateway to further medical degrees. “It’s a good opportunity if you want to continue on in medical school because you could do this and go to school while working.”
Toda’s visit is part of an ongoing effort at Indian Lake Schools to expose students to different careers in the area.
Submitted by the Indian Lake school district.