If you’re a mother, then you already know that having a stable and well-paid career is an absolute necessity. In these tough economic times, and as our world changes and modernizes, not all career choices are a sure bet. Mothers that have to support their families and provide a stable home for their children now and for many years to come don’t have the luxury of opting for a risky career field. They need something that is stable long-term, regardless of the economic situation. The X-ray technician profession meets all of these needs, and it pays well too.
People will always need x-ray medical services no matter what, so there will always be work for this type of job. In addition to being a stable field, the salaries for x-ray technicians are quite good, especially considering a Bachelor’s degree is not required (around fifty thousand dollars per year according to this website). You should also expect your salary to steadily increase as you gain experience and expertise over time. Also, working as an x-ray technician will provide you with a steady full-time schedule that probably won’t require you to bring any work home with you, travel, or be called in to work for emergencies, leaving you all of the free time you have to spend with your family.
Becoming an X-ray technician
In order to become an x-ray technician you’ll need to complete a certificate program, an associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree (read more here). If you’re wondering which to do, think about how much time and money you can invest in your studies (a certificate or associate’s degree will take about half as long to complete as a bachelor’s degree) and what advancement opportunities you’d like to have in the future (you’ll have more possibilities if you get the bachelor’s degree).
If you’re not sure how to pay for your certificate or degree program, there may be financial aid available so check with the financial aid office of the school your thinking of applying to. There are several grants and financial aid programs available for single mothers. If you’re not a single mother and you have the support of a partner, try to figure out if you can live off just your spouse’s income while you’re in school and pay for school at the same time. Either way, you may need to take out loans to pay for your education, which is fine as long as you do your research beforehand to ensure that you’ll able to comfortably pay off the loans with the salary you’ll be earning as an x-ray technician.
As an x-ray technician, you’ll have a stable and steady career in good and poor economic times, now and in the future, you’ll have more time to spend with your family than you would with many other types of careers, and a very good salary so that you can provide for your family and live comfortably. For all of these reasons, this is one of the best career choices available, especially for anyone with a family.