X Ray Technician Degree

Shorter X-Ray Technician Degree?

New postby Felicia » 24 Oct 2012, 13:32

I want to train to be an X-Ray Technician, but all the colleges in CA is over 24 months long, and you have to waiter a long time to get in. I heard that in Michigan there's a college with a shorter course. Any information on that would be much appreciateded.
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New postby Jarred » 24 Oct 2012, 13:32

The correct title is radiologic technologist, and any accredited program will be 40 hours a week for about 2 years. You can find accredited schools here: http://www.jrcert.org/cert/Search.jsp and http://arrt.org/index.html?content=http ... iframe=yes
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Do you need to earn a degree to become an X-Ray technician?

New postby Setsuko » 24 Oct 2012, 13:32

I know there are degrees for this, but can you just get a certificate?

Whats better? Trade school? Online classes? Regular college?
Please help.
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New postby Colette » 24 Oct 2012, 13:32

To be a radiologic technologist, you need to go through an accredited program (hospital or college), which are generally 40 hours per week for 2 years, after prerequisites. You can find more info here: https://www.asrt.org/content/aboutthepr ... ssion.aspx
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I need some advice about taking the short course for X-ray..

New postby Ramon » 24 Oct 2012, 13:32

I need some advice about taking the short course for X-ray Technician or taking the Assoicates degree?

What are the differences of getting my Associate degree for Radiology or completing the 6-9 months short programs for X-ray Technician? What are the negatives and positives? What are the differences? Are they very much alike? Whats the honest yet best way to get answers to these questions?
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New postby Bethanie » 24 Oct 2012, 13:32

Without a doubt, it is better to become an ARRT-registered radiologic techologist. To do this you must go through an accredited 2 year program, and you will be able to get a job anywhere. You can find accredited schools here: http://arrt.org/index.html?content=http ... iframe=yes
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I need some advice about gtaking the short course for...

New postby Christal » 24 Oct 2012, 13:32

I need some advice about gtaking the short course for X-ray Technician or taking the Assoicates degree?

What are the differences of getting my Associate degree for Radiology or completing the 6-9 months short programs for X-ray Technician? What are the negatives and positives? What are the differences? Are they very much alike? Whats the honest yet best way to get answers to these questions?
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New postby Alica » 24 Oct 2012, 13:32

Don't waste your time or money on an x-ray technician program. An x-ray technician is a limited permit. That means you can only do very limited exams....extremities or chest x-rays for example. You will have a hard time finding a job with this. Most employers want a fully licensed tech, and most limited techs work in orthopedic offices. If you want to know about future employment, call some imaging departments and facilities, and ask if they employ limited permit holders. You can look in your local yellow pages under "x-ray" or "physician-radiologist". I am willing to bet that none of them use x-ray technicians.

If you get your radiologic technologist degree or certificate, you can do any imaging which uses radiation. If you want to work in a hospital or free standing imaging center, you want your RT. You can do everything that comes in the door.

There are many schools in many states where you can get trained to be a radiologic technologist (the proper term for a x-ray tech). You can attend a hospital based program (and earn a certificate), a 2 year college program (AS degree), and even a 4 year college program (BS degree). The hospital based programs are the least expensive, and honestly, I think the education received there is superior. Once you graduate and take your registry exam, no future employer is going to care what type of educational program you went through. All they care about is your license. You can find an accredited RT program at this site. Just search "radiography" and your state...links are provided which will give you additional information on each program (cost, duration of program, contact person):

http://www.jrcert.org/cert/Search.jsp

RTs do more than just x-rays of bones. We do fluoroscopy studies (involving the intestinal tract and barium), arthrograms (assisting the radiologist with injecting contrast or dye into joints for evaluation) and myelograms (assisting the radiologist with injecting contrast into the spinal canal). If you work in a hospital setting, you will do portable exams in ICU, CCU, the ER and even surgery. Some RTs take x-rays in the morgue. A limited technician cannot do any of these exams.

Most RTs will also become proficient and licensed in other modalities, such as mammography, CT and/or MRI. This training does not require any additional formal training, and is usually learned on the job. The more licenses you have, the more money you can make, as you will be in higher demand. With additional schooling, you can also do ultrasound. You will not have these opportunities with a limited permit.

I highly recommend you do an observation in both a hospital imaging department and a free standing imaging facility. Until you see what RTs do, you won't know if it is the job for you! It would also give you a wonderful opportunity to talk to RTs in your area. Best wishes.....

Oh, another good resource....check out the student area of the ASRT website:

https://www.asrt.org/Content/educators/ ... dents.aspx

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists just did a large salary survey, in 2007. The salary varies, depending on your experience, specialties and geographical area. A limited technician, if he/she can find a job, will make less than a RT. To view, the survey, and see the average salary in your state, you can go to this link:

https://www.asrt.org/media/pdf/research ... sation.pdf
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How long do you have to go to school to get a degree or...

New postby Irvin » 24 Oct 2012, 13:32

How long do you have to go to school to get a degree or permit as an X-Ray technician?

I don't know much about this job opportunity, but I was wondering how long I would have to go to school and what classes to take to become an X-Ray Technician. Thanks in advance!
P.S. I certain term keeps coming up when I research this field "LMR" and it says that you can get this certification within 9 months. What is an "LMR" exactly?
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New postby Herbert » 24 Oct 2012, 13:32

To become a registered radiologic technologist, school is generally 40 hours per week for 2 years. You would take classes like anatomy and physiology, physics, and radiation protection, just to name a few.

LMR is a limited tech, which is just that - limited. You would not be able to do everything that an ARRT-registered rad tech could do, which would limit your job possibilities.

For additional information, go here: http://www.asrt.org/content/recruitment ... chure.aspx
http://arrt.org/

You can find accredited schools here: http://jrcert.org/cert/Search.jsp (choose Radiography and your state and search)
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What is the offical title of a x-ray technician? and...

New postby Manie » 24 Oct 2012, 13:33

What is the offical title of a x-ray technician? and college degree to become one?
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New postby Mariann » 24 Oct 2012, 13:33

Just wanted to add to the last answer - you need to obtain an Associates of Applied Science degree to be a Registered Radiologic Technologist.
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What universities offer bachelor's degree in x-ray...

New postby Flo » 24 Oct 2012, 13:33

What universities offer bachelor's degree in x-ray technician/radiography?

I've been searching but have only found associates or online schools. Help!
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New postby Keli » 24 Oct 2012, 13:33

University of Alabama at Birmingham
1705 University Blvd. RMSB 447
Birmingham, AL, 35294-1212
Tuition Per Year: $ 6,000
www.main.uab.edu/shrp/default Total Capacity: 75 students
Contact information:
Audrey Harris, M.A.Ed., R.T.(R)(CT)(M)(QM)
205.934.7539
radprof@uab.edu
Terminal Award
Award Length in months
Bachelor of Science 27 months

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
AHEC-Northwest 2907 E. Joyce Boulevard
Fayetteville, AR, 72703
Tuition Per Year: $ 4,860
www.uams.edu/ahec/ahec12.htm Total Capacity: 27 students
Contact information:
Stanley R. Olejniczak, M.S., R.T.(R)
479.684.5105
solejniczak@ahecnw.uams.edu
Terminal Award
Award Length in months
Associate in Science 24 months
Bachelor of Science 36 months

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 West Markham - Slot 563
Little Rock, AR, 72205
Tuition Per Year: $ 5,100
www.uams.edu/chrp/rad-tech Total Capacity: 61 students
Contact information:
Joseph R. Bittengle, M.Ed., R.T.(R)
501.686.6510
jrbittengle@uams.edu
Terminal Award
Award Length in months
Associate in Science 24 months
Bachelor of Science 36 months

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
300 East Sixth Street
Texarkana, AR, 71854
Tuition Per Year: $ 5,100
www.uams.edu Total Capacity: 40 students
Contact information:
William M. Pedigo, M.P.A., R.T.(R)
870.779.6029
pedigowilliamm@uams.edu
Terminal Award
Award Length in months
Associate in Science 24 months
Bachelor of Science 36 months

California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA, 91330-8285
Tuition Per Year: $ 3,400
www.csun.edu/~vchsc02t/ Total Capacity: 106 students
Contact information:
Anita M. Slechta, M.S., R.T.(R)(M)
818.677.2475
anita.slechta@csun.edu
Terminal Award
Award Length in months
Bachelor of Science 51 months

Kaiser Permanente School of Allied Health Sciences/Kaiser MC - Richmond
938 Marina Way South
Richmond, CA, 94804-3739
Tuition Per Year: $ 4,000
www.kpsahs.org Total Capacity: 120 students
Contact information:
Gregory J. Wheeler, B.A., R.T.(R)(CT)
510.307.5032
Gregory.Wheeler@kp.org
Terminal Award
Award Length in months
Bachelor of Science 24 months
Certificate 24 months

University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT, 06117
Tuition Per Year: $ 23,406
www.hartford.edu Total Capacity: 62 students
Contact information:
Azmi A. Bani-Baker, M.P.H., R.T.(R)(MR)
860.768.5499
banibaker@hartford.edu
Terminal Award
Award Length in months
Certificate 21 months
Bachelor of Science 50 months

University of Central Florida
4000 Central Florida Blvd.
HPA II, Room 210K
Orlando, FL, 32816-2220
Tuition Per Year: $ 5,116
www.cohpa.ucf.edu Total Capacity: 32 students
Contact information:
Thomas J. Edwards, III, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(QM)
407.823.2174
tedwards@mail.ucf.edu
Terminal Award
Award Length in months
Bachelor of Science 24 months

Emory University School of Medicine
P.O. Box 25901
Atlanta, GA, 30322
Tuition Per Year: $ 13,500
www.radiology.emory.edu/medimag Total Capacity: 60 students
Contact information:
Dawn C. Moore, M.M.Sc., R.T.(R)
404.727.3200
dawn.moore@emoryhealthcare.org
Terminal Award
Award Length in months
Bachelor of Medical Science 33 months

Armstrong Atlantic State University
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA, 31419
Tuition Per Year: $ 3,030
www.armstrong.edu Total Capacity: 76 students
Contact information:
Sharyn D. Gibson, Ed.D., R.T.(R)
912.927.5360
gibsonsh@mail.armstrong.edu
Terminal Award
Award Length in months
Bachelor of Science 24 months

McNeese State University
Box 92000
Lake Charles, LA, 70609
Tuition Per Year: $ 3,224
www.faculty.mcneese.edu/gbradley Total Capacity: 48 students
Contact information:
Gregory L. Bradley, M.Ed., R.T.(R)
337.475.5657
bradleyg1@aol.com
Terminal Award
Award Length in months
Bachelor of Science 21 months

University of Louisiana Monroe
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA, 71209-0450
Tuition Per Year: $ 3,076
www.ulm.edu/radtech Total Capacity: 84 students
Contact information:
George J. Hicks, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)
318.342.3270
hicks@ulm.edu
Terminal Award
Award Length in months
Bachelor of Science 21 months

Our Lady of Holy Cross College
4123 Woodland Drive
New Orleans, LA, 70131-7399
Tuition Per Year: $ 8,200
www.olhcc.edu Total Capacity: 24 students
Contact information:
Carl J. Tholen, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(CT)
504.842.3705
ctholen@ochsner.org
Terminal Award
Award Length in months
Bachelor of Science 21 months
Associate in Science 21 months

Northwestern State University
1800 Line Avenue
Shreveport, LA, 71101-4653
Tuition Per Year: $ 3,500
www.nsula.edu Total Capacity: 86 students
Contact information:
Laura S. Aaron, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(M)(QM)
318.677.3069
carwilel@nsula.edu
Terminal Award
Award Length in months
Bachelor of Science 29 months

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
179 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA, 02115-5896
Tuition Per Year: $ 21,200
www.mcphs.edu Total Capacity: 30 students
Contact information:
Thomas G. Sandridge, M.S., R.T.(R)
617.735.1585
tom.sandridge@mcphs.edu
Terminal Award
Award Length in months
Bachelor of Science 33 months

University of Missouri-Columbia
School of Health Professions
605 Lewis Hall
Columbia, MO, 65211
Tuition Per Year: $ 9,542
www.umshp.org/rs/ Total Capacity: 30 students
Contact information:
Patricia A. Tew, M.S., R.T.(R)(CT)
573.884.2623
tewp@health.missouri.edu
Terminal Award
Award Length in months
Bachelor of Health Science 24 months

Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO, 64145
Tuition Per Year: $ 16,300
www.avila.edu Total Capacity: 134 students
Contact information:
Carole A. Hillestad, M.S.Ed., R.T.(R)
816.501.3624
carole.hillestad@avila.edu
Terminal Award
Award Length in months
Bachelor of Science 40 months

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB #7130, E Wing, Medical School
Chapel Hill, NC, 27599-7130
Tuition Per Year: $ 3,450
www.med.unc.edu/ahs/radisci Total Capacity: 28 students
Contact information:
Joy J. Renner, M.A., R.T.(R)
919.966.5147
jrenner@med.unc.edu
Terminal Award
Award Length in months
Bachelor of Science 48 months

University of Nebraska Medical Center
984545 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE, 68198-4545
Tuition Per Year: $ 7,000
www.unmc.edu/alliedhealth/rste Total Capacity: 48 students
Contact information:
Connie L. Mitchell, M.A., R.T.(R)(CT)
402.559.6945
clmitche@unmc.edu
Terminal Award
Award Length in months
Bachelor of Science 21 months

C.W. Post Campus/Long Island University
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, NY, 11548-1300
Tuition Per Year: $ 23,230
www.liu.edu Total Capacity: 63 students
Contact information:
James F. Joyce, M.S., R.T.(R)(M)(QM)
516.299.3075
jjoyce@liu.edu
Terminal Award
Award Length in months
Bachelor of Science 24 months

S.U.N.Y. Upstate Medical University
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY, 13210
Tuition Per Year: $ 6,350
www.upstate.edu/chp/xray Total Capacity: 61 students
Contact information:
David A. Clemente, M.S.Ed., R.T.(R)(MR)
315.464.6929
clementd@upstate.edu
Terminal Award
Award Length in months
Bachelor of Science 23 months

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
P.O. Box 26901/CHB-451
Oklahoma City, OK, 73072
Tuition Per Year: $ 5,616
www.ouhsc.edu/radtech Total Capacity: 42 students
Contact information:
Jeffrey L. Berry, M.S., R.T.(R)(CT)
405.271.6477
jeff-berry@ouhsc.edu
Terminal Award
Award Length in months
Bachelor of Science 48 months

College Misericordia
301 Lake Street
Dallas, PA, 18612
Tuition Per Year: $ 19,800
www.misericordia.edu Total Capacity: 126 students
Contact information:
Elaine R. Halesey, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(QM)
570.674.6480
ehalesey@misericordia.edu
Terminal Award
Award Length in months
Bachelor of Science 45 months

Thomas Jefferson University
130 South Ninth Street, Suite 1010
Philadelphia, PA, 19107-5233
Tuition Per Year: $ 22,884
www.tju.edu/chp Total Capacity: 25 students
Contact information:
Ms. Frances H. Gilman, M.S., R.T.(R)(CV)(CT)(MR)
215.503.1865
frances.gilman@jefferson.edu
Terminal Award
Award Length in months
Bachelor of Science 24 months

Universidad del Este
P.O. Box 2010
Carolina, PR, 00984-2010
Tuition Per Year: $ 3,500
Total Capacity: 115 students
Contact information:
Ms. Ynes Cordova-Acosta, M.P.H., L.T.
787.257.7373 (Ext. 3252)
ycordova@suagm.edu
Terminal Award
Award Length in months
Bachelor of Radiologic Science 54 months
Associate in Science 36 months

Presentation College
1500 North Main Street
Aberdeen, SD, 57401
Tuition Per Year: $ 10,050
www.presentation.edu Total Capacity: 56 students
Contact information:
Nancy J. Vander Hoek, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(M)
605.229.8545
nancy.vanderhoek@presentation.edu
Terminal Award
Award Length in months
Bachelor of Health Science 36 months

East Tennessee State University
Nave Center, 1000 Jason Witten Way
Elizabethton, TN, 37643
Tuition Per Year: $ 3,952
www.etsu.edu Total Capacity: 102 students
Contact information:
Ester L. Verhovsek, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(M)
423.547.0235
verhovse@etsu.edu
Terminal Award
Award Length in months
Bachelor of Science 39 months

South College
3904 Lonas Drive
Knoxville, TN, 37909
Tuition Per Year: $ 18,000
www.southcollegetn.edu Total Capacity: 110 students
Contact information:
Donna Shehane, Ed.D., R.T.(R)
865.251.1885
dshehane@southcollegetn.edu
Terminal Award
Award Length in months
Bachelor of Science 12 months
Associate in Science 18 months

Baptist College of Health Sciences
1003 Monroe Avenue
Memphis, TN, 38104
Tuition Per Year: $ 7,200
www.bchs.edu Total Capacity: 80 students
Contact information:
Wanda L. Lillie, M.S., R.T.(R)
901.572.2646
wanda.lillie@bchs.edu
Terminal Award
Award Length in months
Bachelor of Health Science 20 months

Virginia Commonwealth University
P.O. Box 843057
Richmond, VA, 23284-3057
Tuition Per Year: $ 7,247
www.sahp.vcu.edu/radsci/ Total Capacity: 54 students
Contact information:
Terri L. Fauber, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(M)
804.828.9104
tfauber@vcu.edu
Terminal Award
Award Length in months
Bachelor of Science 33 months

University of Charleston
2300 MacCorkle Avenue, S.E.
Charleston, WV, 25304
Tuition Per Year: $ 21,000
www.ucwv.edu Total Capacity: 60 students
Contact information:
Joan L. Clark, M.S., R.T.(R)(M)
304.357.4839
joanclark@ucwv.edu
Terminal Award
Award Length in months
Bachelor of Science 45 months
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How much can a x ray technician get paid with a aa degree?

New postby Peter » 24 Oct 2012, 13:33

How much can a x ray technician get paid with a aa degree? How much can a x ray technician get paid with a aa degree?
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New postby Marquerite » 24 Oct 2012, 13:33

There really isn't any difference in pay whether you have a certificate or associate. Salary really depends on where you live, what type of facility you work for, etc., but the average starting pay is $18 per hour.

http://www.asrt.org/content/RTs/SurveyR ... y2004.aspx
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