Alberto Bello, MEd, RT(R)(CV), radiologic technology program director of Danville Area Community College in Danville, Ill. and the board chairman of the Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology (ACERT), said working at an institution that has students rotating through the facility is a good start for technologists interested in becoming educators.Â
â€œBe actively involved in teaching them the clinical practice or become a clinical instructor.Apply to teach a class as an adjunct faculty in a local program.This is how you position yourself for when a full-time opportunity arises in a program,â€ he
added that the societies help members gain continuing education credits while strengthening the profession.
â€œSocieties let members stay abreast of legislation that may affect the profession,â€ he
emphasized that professionals must keep the purpose of the profession in mind. â€œKeep up with the rapid changes in technology, clinical procedures and the inherent challenges found in a profession that exists to tend to the needs of those who are ill.The reward is that after all is said and done, our professional purpose is to help other human beings in need,â€ he