Looking for accredited X-ray technician schools near you? Perhaps you don’t care about location, and you’re just looking to pursue your radiology degree from one of the best X-ray tech schools in the country. This is the place on the site where you will find them. We have compiled a comprehensive and detailed list of all the radiology technician schools that offer X-ray tech programs in the United States, along with direct links to their official websites for your convenience. Choose a state from the interactive map to the right, or from the list directly below it.
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The most common X-ray technician schools are generally community colleges offering two-year associate’s degree based programs. However, some radiologic technologist schools offer four year bachelor’s degree programs from universities, and other radiology tech schools are based in hospitals themselves. So, not only is the field of radiology incredibly diverse in itself, the way it’s taught and learned is also extremely versatile.
There are almost 1,000 radiology programs being offered nationwide today, meaning it’s highly likely that you will be able to attend an X-ray tech school somewhere close by.
Accreditation is essential when it comes to Xray tech schools. Check to see if the program you’re interested in is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) or the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT). Bottom line: If a radiology program isn’t currently recognized by the ARRT, chances are it’s not worth your time.
If you’re still in high school and you have an interest in pursuing a career as an X-ray technician, you should begin to prepare yourself for Xray tech school early. Modify your curriculum with a focus on math and science and try to enroll in classes such as physiology, physics, anatomy, biology, chemistry, and advanced mathematics.
Public community college tuition costs about one-tenth as that of a private university, according to this article published by Forbes Magazine in December of 2012. The article also reported that graduates from two-year technical programs earned more coming out of school than those who graduated with bachelor’s degrees.
After a student graduates from X-ray tech school, he or she will be required to pass a certification exam to demonstrate their qualifications through the ARRT (The American Registry of Radiologic Technologist). You can read more about this on our ARRT certification page.