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The Moncton Hospital School of Radiologic Technology


What are the job opportunities for radiological technologists?

The employment rate among new graduates from The Moncton Hospital School of Radiologic Technology is 100 per cent. Most new graduates begin work in casual positions in a hospital setting. (Casual Employee - a person who is employed on an irregular basis, is guaranteed hours only when work is needed. Casual technologists are paid at a higher hourly rate than full-time technologists, called the all-inclusive rate; they are not entitled to accumulate vacation, holiday, sick leave or other cumulative benefits.)

What salary can I expect as a full-time radiological technologist?

Starting salary:

$25.90/hour in New Brunswick(2019)

Potential salary:

$32.36/hour in New Brunswick(2019)

What related careers are available?

Graduates may complete a specialty certificate in CT, Mammography and/or Interventional Radiology via correspondence courses designated for these modalities.

Graduates may pursue careers in Magnetic Resonance Imaging or Ultrasound by completing a post-diploma program.

What qualities does a radiological technology student exhibit?

Students who experience success in this program have the following attributes:

  • organized
  • team player
  • adaptable
  • dependable
  • able to maintain a positive attitude while working under pressure
  • able to stand for extended periods of time and work in difficult physical positions
  • possess manual dexterity to manipulate controls and adjust hardware options
  • capable of working with all types of patients, including pediatric, elderly, very ill and trauma patients.
  • strong vision and hearing
  • exceptional communication skills
  • ability to handle unpleasant and stressful situations

What does a typical day look like while in Year 3 and 4 (radiography portion) of the program?

Classroom day: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday

Clinical day: Various 8-hour shifts, including some evenings and weekends

Can I complete my studies part-time?

Students may complete studies at UNB on a part-time basis. Once in the BHS discipline specific radiography portion of the program, there is no option to complete studies part-time. 

Where do I complete clinical placements?

Students complete the majority of clinical practicum at Horizon's The Moncton Hospital.  One week is completed at Horizon's Sackville Memorial Hospital in Spring of Year 3. Students may have the option of completing an additional clinical week at another healthcare site in Canada during Spring of Year 4. Room and board, transportation and incidental expenses for the Sackville and outreach clinical practicums are the responsibility of the student. 

Should a tour of a diagnostic imaging department be arranged?

A tour of a Diagnostic Imaging department will allow prospective students to see first-hand the role of the radiological technologist within the health care field. An arranged tour with Horizon's The Moncton Hospital will allow the prospective student to spend time in the department with the Clinical Instructor, technologists and students presently in the program.