Christopher Thompson spent a day with SVCC radiologic technology students talking about his career in MRI neurosurgery. Not that long ago, Christopher was the student in the audience, learning about what he could do with a radiologic technology degree. “I enrolled in the rad tech program at Sauk after researching the field and finding the career to be exciting with growth potential,” shared Christopher. “Sauk thoroughly prepared me for the ‘real world’ and work-related challenges. I have worked with individuals from different programs and found that they were not as prepared or had the skills I obtained from Sauk. I also was able to build relationships with my peers and clinical sites like [KSB Hospital in Dixon].”
After graduating in 2006, Christopher enrolled in SIU-Carbondale’s advanced specialization MRI CT program, receiving his bachelor’s degree the next year. The hard work put into each degree paid off as Christopher accepted a position at the University of Colorado Hospital. Now, Christopher is in charge of all department communications, coordination of procedures, surgeries, MRI’s, and more.
What advice does this Sauk Success have? “Community colleges are an excellent place to start. You save a large amount of money and receive more attention than in some entry courses at a four-year institution. I also loved that at Sauk, there were more opportunities to do hands-on work.”
Another Sauk Success!