Desert Radiology partners with community to meet Southern Nevada’s radiology career growth.
Desert Radiology partners with community to meet Southern Nevada’s radiology career growth.

The radiology industry is growing at record pace in Southern Nevada. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the number of technologists is expected to increase nine percent between 2018-2020, which is faster than all other occupations.

Desert Radiology understands this growth and attributes most of the valley’s increase to the older generations moving to Las Vegas for retirement. Recently, the Desert Radiology team at the Palomino facility held a community job fair to recruit qualified candidates for available scheduling and front desk positions. Interested applicants had the opportunity to talk with Desert Radiology team members and learn about careers within radiology and the multiple professional growth plans available.

In addition, Desert Radiology has also established partnerships with University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and College of Southern Nevada (CSN) to provide comprehensive internships to develop hands-on skills. The Desert Radiology Palomino facility works with students from both colleges to help prepare them for a career in radiology. When the internship is over, interns who have successfully completed their responsibilities are hired onto the team.

“Here at Desert Radiology we believe it’s vital to partner with our community to address the need for technologists. Radiology is critical for proper healthcare as we help diagnose multiple health conditions,” said Geri Hazelitt, Vice President of Human Resources at Desert Radiology. “By partnering with our local higher education institutions, we provide students a real hands-on experience to understand the radiology career and how they can make an impact on the overall health of our community.”

Desert Radiology currently has 10 interns from UNLV and CSN who are rotating at their facilities. To learn more about internships and career opportunities, visit

Photo: Courtesy of Desert Radiology.

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