Radiologic technology is a field in health care and medicine that requires specialization in computed tomography, x-ray, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment, which are all used to take images of a body?s insides. Students should have excellent mathematics and science skills because coursework includes anatomy, physiology, biology, patient care, ethics and law in diagnostic imaging, pathology, radiation physics and protection, and exposure principles. Students receive classroom instruction as well as clinical training, learn how to adjust and maintain imaging equipment, and prepare patients for procedures.
Radiologic technologists must follow orders from physicians, operate the computerized equipment to take the necessary images, and keep detailed records. More than 60 percent of technologists are employed by state, local, and private hospitals. However, other areas for employment include doctors? offices, federal government, outpatient care centers, and medical laboratories. Students with a degree in radiologic technology will be qualified to work as imaging specialists, sonography technologists, lab assistants, chemotherapy specialists, and MR technologists. The annual median pay was $54,340 in 2010. An associate degree is the most common degree for radiologic technologists, and they must be licensed; requirements vary by state. Individuals should also think about attaining certification since employers prefer certified technologists. Specialization in certain areas of radiologic technology can also increase employment alternatives.
Xavier University offers 1 Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 8 Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer students graduated with students earning 8 Associate's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences Canton, OH||22 : 1||305|
|Kettering College Kettering, OH||12 : 1||815|
|Xavier University Cincinnati, OH||18 : 1||6,973|
|Mercy College of Ohio Toledo, OH||26 : 1||1,560|
|University of Rio Grande Rio Grande, OH||23 : 1||1,554|
|Kent State University at Salem Salem, OH||43 : 1||1,646|
|O C Collins Career Center Chesapeake, OH||345|
|Fortis College-Columbus Westerville, OH||24 : 1||944|
|Cuyahoga Community College District Cleveland, OH||55 : 1||23,655|
|James A Rhodes State College Lima, OH||50 : 1||3,628|
|Central Ohio Technical College Newark, OH||57 : 1||3,469|
|Washington State Community College Marietta, OH||40 : 1||1,904|
|Owens Community College Perrysburg, OH||78 : 1||9,310|
|Cleveland Clinic Health System-School of Diagnostic Imaging Euclid, OH||43|
|Sinclair Community College Dayton, OH||57 : 1||18,794|
|North Central State College Mansfield, OH||65 : 1||3,033|