I have spent a lot of time talking about the job market, tips for employment, and even health care politics. I even published a book that goes into these topics in greater detail based off information and statistics from reputable sources like JRCERT (accredits radiography schools) and the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics. Since my book has been published, I have received a lot of comments/dialogue about the job market in particular in various regions of the country - even from people who have not read my book and assume that I take a particular stance on whether or not the reader should be jumping into a career in radiography. The comments are vast and can even be conflicting... in other words, one person would claim there are tons of jobs available if you are willing to travel, take a casual position, work nights, etc. Others claim that there are next to zero options for them in their situation.
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When I wrote my book, my goal was for it to be informative. I discuss employment from a statistical standpoint with verifiable sources. I realize there are some elements that quoting national statistics will simply overlook, and I have encouraged anyone purchasing my book to perform their own market research in the region they wish to work as a radiographer due to the competitive nature of jobs in our country today. That is why I would like to conduct an informal survey. I want to give YOU a voice as well.
A large percentage of readers of my blog are students or new grads from the United States. If this applies to you, I would like to encourage you to participate in this survey. I can quote statistics until the sun goes down, and many of my readers do not have other sources for information in the health care setting. So regardless if your experiences finding employment in radiography were positive or negative, I would love to hear about them and share them with my readers. Below, I have six multiple choice questions and an optional essay response question that I will leave open until January 1 2013. I wanted to make it short and sweet, but if it's still too time consuming, feel free to leave a comment to this post. Thank you in advance for those of you who can participate. Please be respectful of others with your comments.