Share your story with friends and listen
to their stories. I bet they won’t be much
different than yours, although I can bet
not many of you were in the seminary
studying for the Catholic priesthood
when you took a part time job in the
darkroom at a small outpatient x-ray
office where your sister was the tran-
scriptionist. And in your final year at the
seminary figured the priesthood wasn’t
for you and wondered what kind of
career a guy with a major in psychology
and a minor in philosophy might have.
Then proceed to ask the x-ray tech at the
clinic how you become a tech. And the
rest is history.
I got into healthcare 20 some odd years
ago to help people and make a difference,
then as a tech now as a director—probably
similar reasons why you got into it as
well. Never forget that and you can navi-
gate through any changes and recommit
to making a difference.
Paul A. Dubiel, MS, RT(R), CRA, FAHRA has been the
senior director, imaging at Seton Family of Hospitals
in Austin, TX since 2002. An AHRA member since 1993,
he is currently editor-in-chief of Radiology
Management and has volunteered for numerous
other task forces and committees. Paul can be
contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.