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States with radiology technician schools

How will your radiology technician education stack up?

Take a few moments to compare how the radiology technician education in your home state compares with that of other states in the nation. There are 708 traditional radiology technician schools in the US.

Top Schools

The following schools that have radiology technician programs were ranked top in the nation in 2010:

  1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  2. Emory University - located in Atlanta, Georgia
  3. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities - located in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Student Demographics

In 2010 in the US, 16,309 students graduated with degrees in radiology technology. Of these students, 4,000 graduated from certificate programs in radiology, 12,230 graduated from undergraduate programs in radiology, and 79 graduated from graduate-level programs in radiology.


Students can pursue education in radiology at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Radiology
  • Bachelor's Degree in Radiology
  • Master's Degree in Radiology
  • Certificate in Radiology

Radiology technician students can expect to gain the following skills and/or knowledge while studying radiology technology:

  • Imaging
  • Radiographic Procedures
  • Critical Thinking and Analysis
  • Medical Terminology
  • Computer Skills


In 2010, radiology technician schools around the nation charged an average tuition of $16,281 per year. The radiology technician schools charging the highest tuition were:

  1. Boston University - located in Boston, Massachusetts, students paid $38,440
  2. Emory University - located in Atlanta, Georgia, students paid $38,036
  3. Northeastern University - located in Boston, Massachusetts, students paid $35,362

The lowest tuition was charged by the following radiology technician schools:

  1. Armstrong Atlantic State University - located in Savannah, Georgia, students paid $4,048
  2. University of Central Florida - located in Orlando, Florida, students paid $4,526
  3. University of Alaska Anchorage - located in Anchorage, Alaska, students paid $4,910

Projected Growth

The number of radiology technicians is expected to grow the fastest in the following states:

  1. Utah - 33%
  2. Idaho - 27%
  3. Texas - 26%


In the US, a radiology technician earns on average $50,978 per year. However, factors such as your boss, professional associations and certifications, or seniority can cause the salary for a radiology technician to vary greatly. Radiology technicians in the following states make the highest salaries on average:

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
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