Massbay Comunity College

MassBay Alum Doubles as a Radiological Technologist and Natick Fire Captain

John Austin, Natick Fire CaptainWELLESLEY HILLS, MA (November 22, 2016) – MassBay alum John Austin is a busy guy. Austin, who graduated in 1997 with an Associate in Science degree and a radiology technology certificate, splits his work week at Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge as an interventional radiology technologist and the Natick Fire Department as a Fire Captain. He has been able to combine two jobs that he loves to create the perfect career for himself.

Austin grew up in Watertown and after graduation from Watertown High, he enlisted into the United States Marine Corp as a combat engineer. Once he was finished his 4-year contract with the Marines he enrolled in the Radiological Technology program to earn his certificate and Associate degrees. He always loved working as a Radiological Technologist and was employed before he graduated with his Associate degree, but a friend encouraged him to take the fire exam and enter the field. Austin has worked at the Natick Fire Department since 2001 and works alongside many MassBay graduates. He also returned to MassBay in 1999 to earn his Emergency Medical Technician certificate. He credits MassBay for launching his career in the medical and public safety fields.

“I had a great experience at MassBay,” said Austin. “Never underestimate the value, quality and opportunities a degree from MassBay can provide.”


MassBay Community College was recently ranked by the Brookings Institution as one of the top schools for value added and earned salaries in the workforce. Ranked #1 for 2-year colleges in Massachusetts, #2 in New England and ranked #16 nationally. The College’s facilities in Wellesley Hills, Framingham and Ashland house day, evening and weekend classes that meet the needs of degree-seeking students and career minded life-long learners. Online options provide convenience and allow faculty to facilitate the learning process. Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and strives to meet the needs of the diverse local communities it serves.