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Diagnostic Imaging

Minimum Education Requirement: High school diploma or GED with 15 college credits


The Air Force provides full-service healthcare to every single Airmen. That means having specialists on staff to meet every medical need. As a Diagnostic Imaging specialist, you’ll learn to take x rays of the entire body requiring an intimate knowledge of human anatomy in settings ranging from surgery centers to imaging rooms. As your career progresses, you can specialize in fields such as mammography, ultrasound, MRI and others. Whatever your career path, know that your skills and input will make a big difference in the care of the people you treat.

Career Tasks

  • Operate various types of imaging equipment to perform many types of radiologic exams
  • Engage with sick and injured patients and be able to make decisions affecting their diagnosis and care
  • Specialize in radiography, computed tomography, mammography, ultrasound, MRI or nuclear medicine

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