There are slight variations in requirements from state to state but the average is about six years. This is because radiologist assistants must first earn a two year degree as a radiographer and then work two to three years in that field before applying to an accredited school for radiology to work on and receive a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in radiology science/radiologist’s assistant. Specific exams follow the successful achievement of the Bachelor’s or Master’s and then the candidate must complete the certification process on top of that before being granted licensure. Virtually all the states require licensure to practice in each state. Radiologist Assistants are then able to perform a majority of the job functions that a radiologist would normally perform.
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