Radiologic Technology-Resume Tip Sheet

Resume Tip Sheet for Radiologic Technologists

As a radiologic technologist (RAD TECH) graduate, you can create a CHRONOLOGICAL resume if you have relevant work experience through a required internship or clinical experience in a medical setting. (See the article Easy Steps for a Chronological Resume)

Or you can create a COMBINATION resume if you would rather emphasize your categories of skills, along with your education and your required internship. (See the article Easy Steps for a Combination Resume) Tips for creating key sections of a radiologic technologist’s resume:

Tips for creating key sections of a radiologic technologist’s resume:

A. Heading 

     List your credentials like this: 

Taylor Miller*
Street Address, City, MI 00000
(000) 000-0000                                  LinkedIn Profile/Customized URL

* List your credentials after your name when you have successfully passed the registry exam:   

   Taylor Miller, R.T.(R)(ARRT)      or      Taylor Miller, R.T.(R)

B. Professional Qualifications
Begin your resume with a summary of your professional qualifications. To write the bulleted statements in this section, be sure to use keywords, requirements and preferences mentioned in the job posting. (For more information see the following articles: Developing Your Qualifications Summary and Beating the ATS.) Below is an example:

• Skilled in using verbal and written communication to document patient information and enlist the patient’s cooperation for the procedure
• Committed to effective coordination of patient care and department flow by working well with other healthcare team members
• Proficient in executing examinations while adapting procedures to the patient’s needs
• Consistent in protecting patient privacy (HIPAA) and showing consideration for the needs of others

C. Education
Place your education information directly after the PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS section. You may include any colleges at which you have completed courses or from which you have obtained a degree. See the example below which shows how to list your degree:

   Baker College                                                           Muskegon, MI                                                  Expected Graduation 12/2022
   Associate of Applied Science                                                                                                             Honors: Dean’s List, GPA 3.7
   Radiologic Technology


If you have not yet graduated, write Expected Graduation in front of the date. If you had a relevant major or a specific education track, you can list them below your degree. Other optional information: honors and GPA if 3.5+ if three years or less since graduation.

D. Licenses/Certifications
List licenses or certifications granted by a governing body. Look at requirements listed in job posting and choose optimum placement on the resume for this information. Below is an example:

   American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification               Anticipated/Pending/Obtained 00/2022
   Basic Life Support (BLS) with AED/CPR certification                                         Expires 00/2023
       American Heart Association approved

If you have not yet taken the registry examination, write “Anticipated” in front of the date. NOTE: The title Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider will be phased out.

E. Clinical Education and Experience
A radiologic technician’s clinical education and experience are important examples of professional experience. List your clinical education and experience first (in reverse chronological order) followed by a WORK EXPERIENCE section if you have other job experience. Use one of the following formats:

Format Option 1:
   Setting                                                                        Location                                                     Semester/Hours
   ABC Hospital                                                                  Detroit, MI                                                      Spring 2022/Hours: 200
   Radiologic Intern
   • Performed imaging to assist with diagnosis for patients admitted to the emergency room
   • Carefully prepared and positioned patients for imaging, following orders exactly to obtain accurate images
   • Ensured patient comfort by executing exams with courtesy, patience, and compassion


   ABC Outpatient Clinic                                                 Detroit, MI                                                    Spring 2022/Hours: 500
   Radiologic Intern
   • Set up, maintained, and operated x-ray and CT machines with attention to hygiene and efficient operation
   • Handled diverse caseload, including infants, children, adults, and geriatric patients
   • Completed all tasks and reports and communicated results in a timely manner

Format Option 2:
   Setting                                                                       Location                                                  Semester/Hours
   Emergency Room                                                        ABC Hospital                                                Spring 2022/Hours: 200
   Outpatient Clinic                                                         ABC Clinic                                                     Spring 2022/Hours: 500
   Medical and Diagnostic Lab                                     ABC Hospital                                                 Spring 2022/Hours: 300
   Doctor’s Office                                                             ABC Doctor’s Office                                      Spring 2022/Hours: 200
                                                                                                                                                                      Total Hours: 1200

F. Work Experience
List non-medical work experience with two to three bullets which highlight soft skills. Also, be sure to list related medical experience outside of your clinical education and experience which would be desirable to the employer (e.g., Medical Assistant, CNA) and highlight transferable skills.

G. Optional Sections

Affiliations/Volunteer Activities
List professional organizations, student organizations, as well as community affiliations and involvement that would be relevant to your field. See the example below:

   American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) member
   Blood Services Team member-American Red Cross                                                                                          Year–Year

Depending on the length of your resume and your goals, the AFFILIATIONS/VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE section can simply be a list of your titles and the organizations or can include duties/achievements as in the CLINICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (Option 1) section.

Relevant Coursework
This section may be placed after your education section and should only mention specific coursework required for or desirable for the position. Highlight courses that may not be part of a typical radiologic technician degree if these courses show important skills for the job. Example: Computerized Tomography Basics and Related Anatomy

 Revised 25 June 2022

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