ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Nov. 18 HEALTHeCAREERS Network, anonTargetjobs Inc. company, has committed $15,000 in scholarship funds to theAmerican Society of Radiologic Technologists' (ASRT) Education and ResearchFoundation. The contribution will help provide advanced-training scholarshipsto radiologic technologists (R.T.s) nationwide.
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As the philanthropic arm of the American Society of RadiologicTechnologists, the foundation provides scholarship opportunities for R.T.s toexpand their clinical and management skills, which will transfer to improvedpatient care. This is critical for the growth of the profession because R.T.sneed to stay current in a field where basic imaging has moved from x-raytubes, film and chemicals to digital acquisition and computer processing.
"HEALTHeCAREERS Network's corporate contribution will assist ASRT'sfoundation in providing necessary support to radiologic technologists whoadminister crucial imaging examinations and radiation therapy treatments,"said Wes Crews, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Niche Markets."ASRT is the largest radiologic science organization in the world with morethan 130,000 members, and HEALTHeCAREERS is proud to support its foundation'svital educational programs."
While demand outweighs the number of professionals in many healthcaredisciplines, radiologic technologists face unique challenges, such asconstantly changing technology and the need for management professionals.
Updated technology continues to raise the bar of excellence andexpectations for education and skill level among R.T.s., Janet McEwen, ASRTFoundation Director of Development and Corporate Relations said. "Astechnology advances at a rapid pace, R.T.s must continuously learn newstrategies and techniques in the workplace. Plus, many R.T.s are pursuingadvanced degrees for promotion into management; therefore, they have to learnthe skills necessary to become leaders in the profession."
HEALTHeCAREERS Network's pledge to ASRT will be delivered early next yearand will be distributed as $1,500 scholarships.
"In 2008, we awarded 59 entry-level and professional scholarships for atotal of $221,750," McEwen said. "With this gift from HEALTHeCAREERS Network,we can provide more professionals with the boost they need to complete theirbachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees. We are grateful to HEALTHeCAREERSNetwork for helping us jump-start this important program."
About HEALTHeCAREERS Network
HEALTHeCAREERS Network, www.healthecareers.com, is the largest onlinecommunity specifically for healthcare job seekers, employers and associations.The Network is owned by onTargetjobs Inc., the parent company of career Websites that provide employment services to health care, biotechnology,pharmaceutical, financial, accounting, insurance and hospitality markets. Formore information, please visit www.healthecareers.com or call 888-884-8242.
About the ASRT Education and Research Foundation
As the philanthropic arm of the ASRT, the mission of the ASRT Educationand Research Foundation is to fund radiologic students and professionalsengaged in education and research to promote the highest quality patient care.
About the American Society of Radiologic Technologists
ASRT represents more than 130,000 members who perform medical diagnosticimaging procedures or plan and deliver radiation therapy. The Society is thelargest radiologic science association in the world. Its mission is to provideradiologic technologists with the knowledge, resources and support they needto improve patient care.
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