Offered in conjunction with Rutgers School of Health Related Professions, the medical imaging sciences degree opens the doors for students to use technology to produce images of structures within the human body.
Students must complete a three-year (24 course units) pre-professional component at Bloomfield College and a 15-month professional component at Rutgers University. Bloomfield College students who have earned 24 c.u.s by completing the General Education courses, as well as the professional courses listed, may be admitted to Rutgers University for the remaining professional courses provided they have:
• Been in residence at Bloomfield College for a minimum of 8 courses
• Achieved a minimum overall grade point average of 2.85
• Received grades of C or better in all required science and mathematics courses.
Please review the recommended sequence of courses.
What you’ll study:
Human anatomy and physiology, molecular and cellular biology, chemistry.
What you can do:
Become a sonographer or radiologic or MRI technician to perform complex tests and procedures that are essential to diagnose and treat medical problems.
- Job outlook is good for medical imaging technicians. Employment of diagnostic medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians, including vascular technologists, is projected to grow 24 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor)
- Imaging technology is in demand to replace more invasive procedures. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor)
- Medical scientists conduct the research needed to fight disease. As the world’s population becomes larger and more connected, disease will spread more easily, and the need for these professionals will only continue to grow.
You could be …
A clinical laboratory technologist: Median pay $50,930 per year. Medical laboratory technologists and medical laboratory technicians collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue and other substances.
A medical scientist: Median pay $80,530 per year. Medical scientists conduct research aimed at improving overall human health by using clinical trials and other investigative methods to reach their findings.