Fun Facts about Radiology Technician

February 4th, 2011

A lot of people don’t seem to know that being a Radiology Technician can actually be a fun job. Obviously, it’s a very important job, with a heavy emphasis on patient contact.

1) Even though it is our job to administer certain tests, like MRI’s, x-rays, and mammograms, we  will very rarely ( if ever) be the one to make the formal diagnosis about the results of that decision. That should be a judgment call that is made by a physician, no matter how much the patients might ask.

2) Although we can’t make the formal diagnosis, after a while, you’re likely to eventually have a good idea of what is wrong with a  patient when you see the test results. Because of this, you will also have an enormous amount of confidential information about patients, and you can never disclose any of that information, or your opinion about anything to [...] Continue Reading…

Facts About Being a Surgical Technologist

February 3rd, 2011

A Surgical Technologist has a vital role in the medical setting. In general, it is important to note that the successful Surgical Technologist will be able to not only meet and anticipate the needs of the people that we are assisting. However, there are ten facts about this field that anyone considering the possibility of future employment should keep in mind before making their educational
choices.

1) We need to not only be able to get a room ready for the patient that will be operated on next, but be able to efficiently clean, stock, and disinfect the room immediately after for the next patient. That means that we have to be able to quickly work on a deadline.

2) Although we have a lot of patient contact, much of that time, the patient is asleep. In some facilities, we are responsible for getting the patient ready for surgery, in some facilities [...] Continue Reading…

The Pros and Cons of Reverse Mortgages

November 14th, 2010

If you are “equity rich”, but “cash poor” and are in your senior years, you may want to consider getting a reverse mortgage. A reverse mortgage, or lifetime mortgage, is a loan available to senior homeowners who are at least 62 years of age and have substantial equity accumulated in their home.  A reverse mortgage is a tool that many retirees use to provide a steady stream of cash during their “golden years”.  These intensely debated, but widely popular loans come with many pros and cons.

Pros

A reverse mortgage is the right choice for many senior homeowners due to its number of benefits. One of the most significant advantages is that it provides you with a guaranteed source of tax-free income for life, while allowing you to remain in your home. The payment method is also flexible.  For example, you can receive monthly payments, a lump sum payment, a line [...] Continue Reading…