Welcome mat rolls out for tomorrow’s technologists in Northern Cal

Opportunities for individuals thinking about becoming medical-imaging technologists are opening up in Northern California, where demand is increasing and the Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts has begun offering certificate and two-year associate degrees from a new campus in in Sacramento County.

“We have 2,000 jobs (at hospitals) that aren’t filled because they don’t have the trained talent,” the head of the Greater Sacramento Economic Council tells the Sacramento Bee.

“We can’t find enough well-trained people,” adds Anette Smith-Dohring, workforce development manager for Sutter Health. “With the demise of other for-profit schools, there’s a quality-skills gap.”

The newspaper notes that, in the Golden State, the median annual salary for radiological technologists is $76,100. For MRI techs, it’s $88,961.

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