Wheelies to radiographs

Published March 23, 2021

After being out of high school for more than 10 years, Michael Cargile decided it was time for a change. Ready for new opportunities and a fresh start, he enrolled at Penn College. He graduated with an associate degree in radiography in August 2020 and is working toward a bachelor's in applied health studies.

WHY RADIOGRAPHY?

“I have always loved to ride motorcycles,” Cargile says. “While learning to do different tricks, I have broken a lot of bones. I would always have to get X-rays done and was fascinated by how the X-ray can see inside of my body.”

HIS ADVICE FOR OTHERS CONSIDERING A RETURN TO SCHOOL

“I would say definitely to do it. You can never be too old to learn new things and improve your life. It was one of the best decisions I have made.”

THE BEST PART OF PENN COLLEGE RADIOGRAPHY

“The clinical experience for me was the best. Being able to work with patients and also being able to put classroom teaching to practical use went hand in hand for me.”

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