Getting a Degree in Radiologic Technology

A Degree in Radiologic Technology offers graduates a rewarding career as a radiologic technologist (or radiographer). Jobs are available in a variety of settings including:
  • hospitals
  • physician’s’ offices
  • medical and diagnostic labs
  • research
  • administration
  • education
A necessity for licensure in most states is successful completion of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification exam. Once licensed students may begin their career as a radiologic technologist or even continue their education in a graduate program.

Radiologic Technologist – Perform diagnostic imaging examinations on patients. Median Annual Salary: $62,000.

Is a Radiologic Technology Degree hard?

A Degree in Radiologic Technology is not difficult. It requires both classroom and clinical (hands-on) work as it prepares students for the technical and theoretical aspects of a career in this field.

Look for programs accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. These programs are commended for developing knowledge and skills to the care of real patients in clinical settings under the supervision of qualified technologists. In addition, programs with this accreditation make certain their graduates have all the necessary qualifications and are well prepared to acquire necessary certifications and licensure.

Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology

Through a combination of classroom, lab, and clinical experiences students gain practical knowledge of topics such as:
  • radiology best practices
  • radiation safety
  • physics
  • anatomy
  • pathology