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How will your x ray technician education stack up?

If you are considering pursuing a x ray technician degree at home, below is relevant information to help you compare the education you will be receiving to that available elsewhere in the country. There are 362 traditional x ray technician schools in the US.

Top Schools

The top institutions in the US in 2010 that had x ray technician programs were:

  1. Boston University - located in Boston, Massachusetts
  2. Northeastern University - located in Boston, Massachusetts
  3. Xavier University - located in Cincinnati, Ohio

Student Demographics

In 2010, 7,771 students earned degrees in x ray technology in the US. Of these students, 2,083 graduated from certificate programs in x ray technology, 5,645 graduated from undergraduate programs in x ray technology, and 43 graduated from graduate-level programs in x ray technology.


Students can pursue education in x ray technology at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in X Ray Technology
  • Bachelor's Degree in X Ray Technology
  • Master's Degree in X Ray Technology
  • Certificate in X Ray Technology

X ray technician students can hope to gain the following skills and/or knowledge as they pursue their x ray technology degree:

  • Radiation Safety
  • Computer Skills
  • Pathology
  • Communication
  • Observation


In 2010, x ray technician schools around the nation charged an average tuition of $16,383 per year. The x ray technician schools charging the highest tuition were:

  1. Boston University - located in Boston, Massachusetts, students paid $38,440
  2. Northeastern University - located in Boston, Massachusetts, students paid $35,362
  3. Quinnipiac University - located in Hamden, Connecticut, students paid $32,400

The lowest tuition was charged by the following x ray technician schools:

  1. University of Alaska Anchorage - located in Anchorage, Alaska, students paid $4,910
  2. Midwestern State University - located in Wichita Falls, Texas, students paid $5,052
  3. The University of Montana - located in Missoula, Montana, students paid $5,330

Projected Growth

The projected growth for x ray technicians is expected to be the fastest in the following states:

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


X ray technicians in the US can make an average of $50,978 per year. However, factors such as your employer, education, or your previous performance reviews can cause the salary for a x ray technician to vary greatly. The following states have the highest average salaries for a x ray technician:

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x ray technology?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Radiologic technologists and technicians 213,560 $54,180