1. To be a medical radiation technologist, you need a baccalaureate or two- to three-year college, hospital, school or other approved program in your area of specialization.
2. You may specialize in diagnostic radiography, nuclear medicine technology or radiation therapy.
3. You also need a period of supervised practical training.
4. You may need a licence in the province/territory where you'll work.
5. You must be certified by the national association Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists in all provinces except Quebec, where most technologists are certified by the Ordre des technologues en radiologie du Québec.
6. With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a supervisor or instructor.