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HEALTHeCAREERS Network Pledges $15,000 to ASRT Foundation for Professional Healthcare Training
Date:11/18/2008

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- HEALTHeCAREERS Network, an onTargetjobs Inc. company, has committed $15,000 in scholarship funds to the American Society of Radiologic Technologists' (ASRT) Education and Research Foundation. The contribution will help provide advanced-training scholarships to radiologic technologists (R.T.s) nationwide.

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As the philanthropic arm of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, the foundation provides scholarship opportunities for R.T.s to expand their clinical and management skills, which will transfer to improved patient care. This is critical for the growth of the profession because R.T.s need to stay current in a field where basic imaging has moved from x-ray tubes, film and chemicals to digital acquisition and computer processing.

"HEALTHeCAREERS Network's corporate contribution will assist ASRT's foundation in providing necessary support to radiologic technologists who administer 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 more than 130,000 members, and HEALTHeCAREERS is proud to support its foundation's vital educational programs."

While demand outweighs the number of professionals in many healthcare disciplines, radiologic technologists face unique challenges, such as constantly changing technology and the need for management professionals.

Updated technology continues to raise the bar of excellence and expectations for education and skill level among R.T.s., Janet McEwen, ASRT Foundation Director of Development and Corporate Relations said. "As technology advances at a rapid pace, R.T.s must continuously learn new strategies and techniques in the workplace. Plus, many R.T.s are pursuing advanced degrees for promotion into management; therefore, they have to learn the skills necessary to become leaders in the profession."

HEALTHeCAREERS Network's pledge to ASRT will be delivered early next year and will be distributed as $1,500 scholarships.

"In 2008, we awarded 59 entry-level and professional scholarships for a total of $221,750," McEwen said. "With this gift from HEALTHeCAREERS Network, we can provide more professionals with the boost they need to complete their bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees. We are grateful to HEALTHeCAREERS Network for helping us jump-start this important program."

About HEALTHeCAREERS Network

HEALTHeCAREERS Network, www.healthecareers.com, is the largest online community specifically for healthcare job seekers, employers and associations. The Network is owned by onTargetjobs Inc., the parent company of career Web sites that provide employment services to health care, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, financial, accounting, insurance and hospitality markets. For more 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 Education and Research Foundation is to fund radiologic students and professionals engaged 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 diagnostic imaging procedures or plan and deliver radiation therapy. The Society is the largest radiologic science association in the world. Its mission is to provide radiologic technologists with the knowledge, resources and support they need to improve patient care.


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