Increase Your Career Opportunity in Radiology While You Work – Earn a BS in Radiologic Sciences

If you are currently a Radiology Technician, you probably hold an Associate’s degree. With just a little more training in the field, you can increase your earning potential and your opportunity for advancement in Radiology. With an associate degree, you probably already meet the requirements to get started and open up the door to greater opportunities.Radiologist Shortage in Health Care TodayYou may be surprised to learn that there is a shortage of radiologists in health care today, which means anyone with a B.S. in radiologic sciences should be well-placed to find a job.A B.S. Degree in Radiologic Sciences Can Put You in Line for Management Positions While an associate’s degree is the most prevalent type of education for radiology technicians, a B.S. allows you to advance to administrative or managerial positions. Many technicians with an associate’s degree choose to return to school for this additional training. It could help you advance your career.Earn More with a B.S. DegreeAccording to the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), radiologists earn up to 30% more with a Bachelor of Science in Radiology degree. Taking the steps to upgrade your credentials by earning your Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences will prove to benefit your career and earnings in the future.What does a bachelor of science in radiologic sciences teach you? With your background in radiology, you can enhance your knowledge of the core areas that will help you advance your career options in radiologic sciencs. Courses often include:
Patient care procedures
Radiation physics
Radiation protection
Principles of imaging
Medical terminology
Positioning of patients
Medical ethics
PathologyWhy Earn Your Degree Online?If you want to enhance your education, but can’t spare the time or money for a traditional brick-and-mortar campus, then consider an online program where you can receive the same educational benefits without ever having to leave your home.Continue Working Full-TimeWhen you choose online education, you can continue working full-time, especially if you already are a radiology technician, and study in the evening or on weekends. You no longer have to relocate or commute to attend the program of your choice. For many people, it’s a simple way to improve your job prospects and increase your training.Find out how you can get started today with an online degree and get on the road to a better future in radiology today!

Computer Science Education Kits

A massive change is coming to the ICT curriculum, a subject that the government has now deemed irrelevant. As of September 2014 ICT will no longer be taught, instead the new subject of Computing will replace the old ICT syllabus.This change has been implemented with backing from heads of industry. The department of education has said that it hopes the proposed changes will help England retain a competitive edge in the global digital economy.The implementation of Computer Science may look attractive form an industry point of view; however what does it mean for teachers and pupils who have little or no experience of programming or understanding how a computer works.Like myself, most teachers will have to learn this new subject as we teach it. The department of education has promised to release the complete new curriculum in autumn 2013, leaving only a year to prepare.One of the problems I foresee is that the majority of pupils will have no parents, uncles, aunts or family friends with any computer science experience. This will make teachers the only port of call for any queries; hence it is vital that we really know this new subject inside out. Personally I feel that the sooner we get to grips with what will be expected of us the fairer it will be on the pupils and the less chance for any nasty surprises.So what am I doing to prepare for the new curriculum? Firstly I have looked into the new technologies that have kick started this change. The name on everyone’s lips is the Raspberry Pi.The Raspberry Pi was released in February 2012 with the aim to attract more students into computer science at university, it has been recommended by companies such as Google for use in schools. What is the Raspberry Pi? It is a very small computer which can be plugged into a monitor and keyboard.The clear set out and well laid out diagrams makes the Raspberry Pi ideal for teaching the components of a computer. It also has built in programs for spreadsheets, word processing and playing videos. While these functions make it a useful computer the main attraction of the computer is how easy it is to program.While on its own the Raspberry Pi could be used to implement the new computer science curriculum there are companies who have been working with the Raspberry Pi to make computer science more exciting to teach.By allowing pupils to program an object they can see and interact with, the real world applications of computer science can be quickly realised.The hands on approach to computer science will be sure to demystify a subject that has for too long been taught only in universities. Any fear of an unfamiliar topic of study is likely to be forgotten as the pupils are swept away with an enthusiasm to program a robot.These kits are specifically designed to be ready straight out of the box and intuitive for new users who are unacquainted with technology. They are also great entrance to further computer science studies for both boys and girls.

Core Subjects: English, Maths and Science – Computing?

Nobody can argue against the importance of learning the intricacies of the English language. It teaches us to effectively articulate our ideas, opinions, needs and wants. Mathematics is equally crucial, without addition and subtraction everyday mundane tasks like managing a weekly budget and the hours you have left at work become impossible challenges. And Science, as a study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world is an agglomeration of both. So where does the argument for teaching computing as a core subject stand?With the dawn of the digital age it quickly became clear that commonplace software and technologies like MS Office, the internet and GUIs were here to stay, and that we had better start education our younger generation so as not to be left behind in the global race for IT education. ICT courses are now ubiquitous throughout UK’s secondary education and Europe’s equivalent institutions.Today silicon is as popular as ever and careers in programming have one of the highest growth and salary rates in the world. Financial Analyst, Business Analyst, Investor, Network Engineer and Systems Administrator are all examples of jobs that require an employee to work closely with complex software applications.But there are many counterarguments to this, one being that much of computing science is too difficult to teach. And, then again, if a child is capable of grasping algebra, then they’re only a virtual hop, skip and jump away from programming. Programming is an aspect of computing that cannot be spoon-fed, it forces engagement from teacher and student alike and imparts larger, highly transferrable, about life. Writing a program is the closest a child can come to thinking about thinking.Population over-qualification is another unfounded concern as job markets throughout Europe are forcing university graduates to take on entry-level retail, administration and services positions. The computing industry by comparison is a veritable goldmine with 1.4 million computer intense positions expected by 2020 in the US alone (1). As reported by Forbes, some European countries like Romania are already adopting solutions for the IT expert scarcity.Another problem is the lack of creativity when integrating technology with other subjects and this is largely down to insufficient teacher training and inadequate equipment. Governments need to recognise that raising an army of expert programmers is an economic investment, not an economic hit. Until then we can only dream of a world where art teachers show students how to manipulate photo editing software and Math teachers demonstrate mathematical concepts while teaching how to program calculator functions. Those institutions that do make an effort to introduce IT curriculums tend to focus on teaching how to use software with little to no insight into how that software functions under the bonnet. Eric Schmidt, Chairman Google and British Prime Minister David Cameron are just two advocates behind the scheme to teach children more on this subject.(2)And finally, beyond the economic feasibility of teaching computer science lies a moral dilemma. English, Maths and Science are taught because they are external influences that shape and create the world we live in – it is only fair to equip our inheritors with the knowledge to survive it. But as the technology of developing civilisation gains momentum our education system does not, threatening to increase the divide between passive consumers and informed intellectuals.1.