Radiologic Technologist Schools

For tech-savvy, sociable people seeking a high-growth career in healthcare, becoming a radiologic technologist may be an excellent choice. Not only are opportunities in this field expected to increase in coming years, but it is also among the higher paying jobs that require only a two-year associate degree to find entry-level work.

So what do radiologic technologists do? And how has the field changed over the years? According to the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), radiologic technologists perform diagnostic imaging, give radiation treatments to treat disease, protect patients from unnecessary radiation, counsel patients through procedures, and maintain detailed patient records. As Southeast Community College in Nebraska points out on its website, the field incorporates both science and art, combining a scientific understanding of radiologic principles with a discerning eye for interpreting diagnostic imagery (e.g., x-rays). These professionals may specialize in various methods and types of treatment, including radiation therapy, medical dosimetry, mammography, bone densitometry, cardiovascular-interventional radiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine, or sonography.

The ASRT reports that registered radiologic technologists—referred to as RTs—must have completed at least two years of accredited education, passed an exam, and registered in the profession. Furthermore, these credentials are expected to be maintained following the completion of continuing education (CE) credits. Registration through the ARRT is a prerequisite for most jobs in hospitals, clinics, and private practices.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS 2017) found that openings in this career are expanding faster than the national average. In fact, between 2016 and 2026, the BLS expects a 13 percent jump in openings for radiologic and MRI technologists, while the average growth for all occupations during that time period is 7 percent. With the expected addition of 25,300 positions in this field, there’s a bright outlook for aspiring radiologic technologists.

Read on to discover what to expect from an accredited, two- to four-year program in radiologic technology—either on-campus or online—as well as to learn about how much these healthcare professionals make and how to become credentialed.

Radiologic Technologist fast facts
Projected Jobs Created25,300
Projected Job Growth12%
Low Salary$39,840
Average Salary (Median)$60,320
High Salary$84,110
Entry-Level EDU Associate's Degree
Sourced From BLS, June 2016

Programs in Radiologic Technology

Most radiologic technology programs lead to two-year associate degrees, although some lead to a bachelor’s degree. In order to become credentialed by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)—the predominant credentialing agency in the field—a person must have, at minimum, an associate degree from an accredited institution. Please reference the accreditation section of this page for more information on the program approval process.

According to the ARRT, more than two-thirds of American states have laws governing the practice of radiologic technology. Also, ARRT’s exams are used in 35 states for regional licensure including populous states such as California, New York, and Texas. For all aspiring radiologic technologists, it’s crucial to verify regional requirements before planning for licensure. Please check out the “Licensing & Certification” section on this page to learn more about professional credentialing.

Programs and curriculum can vary by state or institution, but all radiologic technologist schools generally feature a combination of didactic coursework and hands-on lab work, as well as supervised clinical experiences. To be accepted into a radiologic technologist school, admissions committees typically call for official secondary school transcripts, a personal statement, a completed application, and a fee. Students may also need to complete specific prerequisite classes (e.g., biology), a physical exam, a background check, or a test (e.g., TOEFL for non-native speakers of English).

Following is a selection of radiologic technologist schools that may be appropriate for launching a career in this field:

  • Bellevue College: Based in Bellevue, Washington, this associate of arts (AA) degree in radiologic technology involves eight quarters of classroom work and clinical experiences. Courses include positioning & related anatomy, basic patient care procedures, and principles of radiographic exposure. Students must maintain at least a C in all courses to earn the degree. Coursework is designed to prepare students to sit for the ARRT exam upon completion. Students may later apply their associate degree toward a bachelor’s of science (BS) in radiation & imaging sciences at Bellevue College.
  • Tarrant County College: Based in Fort Worth, Texas, this associate of applied science (AAS) degree in radiology technology is a two-year program with selective admission. It comprises courses such as patient care, radiographic imaging equipment, and radiation biology & protection, as well as several clinical practicums. Clinical hours are required and students must meet pre-screening requirements before participating. To even be considered for admission, two biology classes need to be completed as prerequisites.
  • Chaffey College: Based in Rancho Cucamonga, California, this associate of science (AS) degree program features 72.5 units of training, including 2,072.5 clinical hours. Chaffey has classes such as anatomy for radiologic positioning, radiographic pathology, and venipuncture for imaging professionals. Applicants to the program need to be in good physical health and are required to complete a health examination beforehand. Students also must have completed two biology courses in the five years prior to enrollment to be eligible for admission. The program prepares students for the ARRT board exam, on which the average passing rate at the school between 2012 and 2016 was 99 percent.
  • Foothill College: Based in Los Altos Hills, California, Foothill offers a 22-month associate degree in radiologic technology. Instruction includes lectures, on-campus labs, and supervised hands-on learning experiences. Students start in the summer of their first year and work through eight terms, finishing up in the spring of their second year. In their second year, they are required to complete three practicums and learn about professional development in radiology. Students should be prepared to take the ARRT test upon graduation and to seek California state licensure.
  • Greenville Technical College: Based in Greenville, South Carolina, this associate of applied science (AAS) degree program in radiologic technology program comprises of two phases. First, students complete general education requirements, then they move on to specialized radiologic technology coursework such as anatomy & physiology, radiography, and medical terminology. The clinical assignments are completed during this phase and students may be required to work evenings or weekends. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the ARRT exam. Please note that admission into the first phase of the program does not guarantee admission into the second phase.
  • Metropolitan Community College: Based in Kansas City, Missouri, this associate of applied science (AAS) in radiologic technology lasts 24 months and has classes such as imaging modalities, human physiology, and digital imaging environment & imaging analysis. Students need to receive a C or better in all their coursework, and may be required to travel outside the Kansas City area to complete some of their clinical mentorships. The program prepares students to sit for the ARRT exam upon completion.

 

Associate vs. Bachelor’s Degree

Beginning January 1, 2015, the ARRT began requiring the completion of an accredited educational program (e.g., associate, bachelor’s, or graduate-level) in order to qualify for professional certification. The ARRT recognizes that a four-year bachelor’s degree requires more in-depth coursework and clinical training, and therefore may enhance a person’s earning potential or employment prospects. Bachelor’s programs may give students more advanced training in specific techniques or technologies such as radiation therapy, MRI, ultrasound, CT, mammography, angiography, or nuclear medicine. Additionally, a bachelor’s degree is necessary for those seeking to enter medical school and become radiologists.

The University of Southern Indiana (USI) of Evansville provides a bachelor’s degree in radiologic and imaging sciences with coursework in radiographic exposure, CT-MRI physics & instrumentation, and introduction to invasive imaging procedures. The University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill (UNC) also offers bachelor of science (BS) in radiologic technology. With broad-based training in medical imaging, UNC has units in cardiac catheterization studies, vascular imaging, orthopedics, and pediatrics. Specific classes include pathophysiology, leadership in radiologic science, and clinical decisions in radiology.

Overall, pursuing a bachelor’s degree can augment a student’s preparation in various aspects of radiologic practice, and even prepare a person for one of ARRT’s specialty certifications in areas such as cardiac-interventional radiography, mammography, or vascular sonography, to name a few. If the ARRT trend continues toward requiring more advanced educational preparation to qualify for professional credentialing, it’s possible that RT certification may someday require a four-year degree.

List of Radiologic Technologist Schools

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School City State Website Total grads (2013)
Modern Technology School Fountain Valley California http://mtschool.edu/ 79
Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis Indiana http://www.ivytech.edu 68
Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh Pennsylvania https://www.ccac.edu 69
Spencerian College-Louisville Louisville Kentucky http://www.spencerian.edu 66
San Jacinto Community College Pasadena Texas http://www.sjcd.edu 66
Siena Heights University Adrian Michigan http://www.sienaheights.edu 65
Universidad Del Este Carolina Puerto Rico http://ac.suagm.edu/ 62
EDIC College Caguas Puerto Rico http://www.ediccollege.edu/site/home 62
Indiana University-Northwest Gary Indiana http://www.iun.edu 63
Ponce Paramedical College Inc Ponce Puerto Rico http://www.popac.edu 61
Houston Community College Houston Texas http://www.hccs.edu 57
Fresno City College Fresno California http://www.fresnocitycollege.edu 56
The Bryman School of Arizona Phoenix Arizona http://www.anthem.edu/UEICollege 56
Galveston College Galveston Texas http://www.gc.edu/gc/default.asp 56
Triton College River Grove Illinois http://www.triton.edu 54
University of South Alabama Mobile Alabama http://www.southalabama.edu 55
Pima Medical Institute-Mesa Mesa Arizona http://pmi.edu 52
Career Care Institute Lancaster California http://www.ccicolleges.edu 49
San Diego Mesa College San Diego California http://www.sdmesa.edu/ 48
Bakersfield College Bakersfield California https://www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/ 48
University of Iowa Iowa City Iowa http://www.uiowa.edu 47
Anthem Career College-Memphis Memphis Tennessee http://www.anthem.edu 47
Brookhaven College Farmers Branch Texas http://www.brookhavencollege.edu/Pages/default.aspx 46
Florida National University-Main Campus Hialeah Florida http://www.fnu.edu 45
ECPI University Virginia Beach Virginia http://www.ecpi.edu 45
Pima Medical Institute-Houston Houston Texas http://pmi.edu 44
Pima Medical Institute-Chula Vista Chula Vista California http://pmi.edu 44
New York Methodist Hospital Center for Allied Health Education Brooklyn New York http://www.cahe.edu/ 44
Cypress College Cypress California http://www.cypresscollege.edu 43
Austin Community College District Austin Texas http://www.austincc.edu 43
Pueblo Community College Pueblo Colorado http://www.pueblocc.edu 42
Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills Illinois https://www.morainevalley.edu/ 42
Saint Louis Community College Saint Louis Missouri http://www.stlcc.edu 41
Career Technical College-Monroe Monroe Louisiana http://www.careertc.edu 41
Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond Virginia http://www.vcu.edu/ 40
Argosy University-Twin Cities Eagan Minnesota https://www.argosy.edu/locations/twin-cities 40
Southwestern Illinois College Belleville Illinois http://www.swic.edu 38
Century College White Bear Lake Minnesota http://www.century.edu 36
Anthem Career College-Nashville Nashville Tennessee http://www.anthem.edu 36
Community College of Denver Denver Colorado https://www.ccd.edu/ 35
Sinclair Community College Dayton Ohio http://www.sinclair.edu 35
Trocaire College Buffalo New York http://www.trocaire.edu/ 34
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis Indianapolis Indiana http://www.iupui.edu 34
Central Georgia Technical College Warner Robins Georgia http://www.centralgatech.edu 34
ATA College Louisville Kentucky http://www.ata.edu 34
Tidewater Community College Norfolk Virginia http://www.tcc.edu 33
Bon Secours St Mary's Hospital School of Medical Imaging Richmond Virginia http://www.bonsecours.com/jobs-and-education-education-st-marys-hospital-school-of-medical-imaging.html 33
Southern Union State Community College Wadley Alabama http://www.suscc.edu 32
Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Virginia http://www.nvcc.edu 32
Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville Georgia http://www.GwinnettTech.edu 32
West Georgia Technical College Waco Georgia http://www.westgatech.edu 31
Washburn University Topeka Kansas http://www.washburn.edu 31
Merced College Merced California http://www.mccd.edu 31
Colorado Technical University-Kansas City North Kansas City Missouri http://www.coloradotech.edu/kansas-city 31
Delgado Community College New Orleans Louisiana http://WWW.DCC.EDU 30
City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College Chicago Illinois http://www.ccc.edu/colleges/malcolm-x/pages/default.aspx 30
Jefferson State Community College Birmingham Alabama http://www.jeffstateonline.com 30
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Barranquitas Barranquitas Puerto Rico http://www.br.uipr.edu/inter/ 30
Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Oklahoma http://www.osuokc.edu 29
Merritt College Oakland California http://www.merritt.edu/wp/ 29
Long Beach City College Long Beach California http://www.lbcc.edu 29
Community College of Rhode Island Warwick Rhode Island http://www.ccri.edu 29
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Fort Smith Arkansas http://uafs.edu/ 28
South College Knoxville Tennessee http://www.southcollegetn.edu 28
Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa California http://www.santarosa.edu 28
Santa Barbara City College Santa Barbara California http://www.sbcc.edu 28
Riverside School of Health Careers Newport News Virginia http://www.riversideonline.com/rshc/ 28
Grady Health System Professional Schools Atlanta Georgia http://www.gradyhealth.org/ 28
GateWay Community College Phoenix Arizona http://www.gatewaycc.edu 28
Foothill College Los Altos Hills California http://www.foothill.edu 28
Atenas College Manati Puerto Rico http://atenascollege.edu/ 28
Wake Technical Community College Raleigh North Carolina http://www.waketech.edu/ 28
University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage Alaska http://www.uaa.alaska.edu 27
St John's University-New York Queens New York http://www.stjohns.edu 27
Pima Medical Institute-Seattle Seattle Washington http://pmi.edu 27
Holy Family University Philadelphia Pennsylvania http://www.holyfamily.edu 27
Del Mar College Corpus Christi Texas http://www.delmar.edu 27
County College of Morris Randolph New Jersey http://WWW.CCM.EDU 27
College of Health Care Professions-Northwest Houston Texas http://www.chcp.edu 27
City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College Chicago Illinois http://ccc.edu/colleges/wright/pages/default.aspx 27
Grand Rapids Community College Grand Rapids Michigan http://www.grcc.edu 26
El Camino Community College District Torrance California http://www.elcamino.edu 26
Yuba College Marysville California http://yc.yccd.edu 25
Westmoreland County Community College Youngwood Pennsylvania https://wccc.edu/ 25
Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City Utah http://www.slcc.edu 25
Missouri State University-Springfield Springfield Missouri http://www.missouristate.edu 25
McLennan Community College Waco Texas http://www.mclennan.edu 25
Harper College Palatine Illinois http://www.harpercollege.edu 25
Vance-Granville Community College Henderson North Carolina http://www.vgcc.edu 24
Professional Training Centers Miami Florida http://phsc.edu/programs 24
Northampton County Area Community College Bethlehem Pennsylvania http://www.northampton.edu 24
Mercy College of Ohio Toledo Ohio http://www.mercycollege.edu 24
Johnston Community College Smithfield North Carolina http://www.johnstoncc.edu 24
Indian Capital Technology Center-Muskogee Muskogee Oklahoma http://www.ictctech.com 24
Hinds Community College Raymond Mississippi http://www.hindscc.edu 24
George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville Hanceville Alabama http://www.wallacestate.edu 24
El Centro College Dallas Texas http://www.elcentrocollege.edu/ 24
California State University-Northridge Northridge California http://www.csun.edu 24
Amarillo College Amarillo Texas https://www.actx.edu/ 24
Red Rocks Community College Lakewood Colorado http://www.rrcc.edu 23
Our Lady of the Lake College Baton Rouge Louisiana http://www.ololcollege.edu 23
Kaskaskia College Centralia Illinois http://www.kaskaskia.edu/home/Default.aspx 23
Henry Ford Community College Dearborn Michigan https://www.hfcc.edu/ 23
Fortis College-Richmond Richmond Virginia https://www.fortis.edu/ 23
Tarrant County College District Fort Worth Texas http://www.tccd.edu 23
North Dakota State University-Main Campus Fargo North Dakota http://www.ndsu.edu 22
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkinston Mississippi https://www.mgccc.edu 22
Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg Harrisburg Pennsylvania http://www.hacc.edu 22
H Councill Trenholm State Technical College Montgomery Alabama http://www.trenholmstate.edu 22
NHTI-Concord's Community College Concord New Hampshire https://www.nhti.edu/ 21
Metro Technology Centers Oklahoma City Oklahoma http://www.metrotech.edu 21
Herzing University-Winter Park Winter Park Florida https://www.herzing.edu/ 21
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Valdosta Georgia http://www.wiregrass.edu/ 20
Pitt Community College Winterville North Carolina http://www.pittcc.edu 20
Pima Medical Institute-Denver Denver Colorado http://pmi.edu 20
Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus Bridgeview Illinois http://www.nc.edu/ 20
Labette Community College Parsons Kansas http://www.labette.edu 20
Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa Iowa http://www.indianhills.edu 20
Forsyth Technical Community College Winston Salem North Carolina http://www.forsythtech.edu/ 20
Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing and Health Professions Lewiston Maine http://www.mchp.edu/radiologic-technology 20
Central Arizona College Coolidge Arizona http://www.centralaz.edu 20
Angelina College Lufkin Texas http://www.angelina.edu 20
Wenatchee Valley College Wenatchee Washington http://www.wvc.edu 19
Weatherford College Weatherford Texas https://www.wc.edu/ 19
Southern University at Shreveport Shreveport Louisiana http://www.susla.edu 19
Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin Georgia https://www.sctech.edu/ 19
South Texas College McAllen Texas http://www.southtexascollege.edu 19
Quinsigamond Community College Worcester Massachusetts http://www.qcc.edu 19
Pima Medical Institute-Las Vegas Las Vegas Nevada http://pmi.edu 19
Pima Community College Tucson Arizona https://www.pima.edu/ 19
Paris Junior College Paris Texas http://www.parisjc.edu/ 19
Orange Coast College Costa Mesa California http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/pages/home.aspx 19
McNeese State University Lake Charles Louisiana http://www.mcneese.edu 19
Marshall University Huntington West Virginia http://www.marshall.edu/landing/home/index.html 19
Kettering College Kettering Ohio http://www.kc.edu 19
Iowa Central Community College Fort Dodge Iowa http://www.iowacentral.edu 19
Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rome Georgia http://www.gntc.edu 19
Baptist Health System School of Health Professions San Antonio Texas http://www.bshp.edu 19
Aims Community College Greeley Colorado http://www.aims.edu 19
Tyler Junior College Tyler Texas http://WWW.TJC.EDU 18
Spencerian College-Lexington Lexington Kentucky http://spencerian.edu/programs-lexington.asp 18
Sauk Valley Community College Dixon Illinois https://www.svcc.edu/ 18
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Johnstown Pennsylvania http://www.pennhighlands.edu 18
Moorpark College Moorpark California http://www.moorparkcollege.edu/index.shtml 18
Louisiana State University-Eunice Eunice Louisiana http://www.lsue.edu/academics/radtech.php 18
Joliet Junior College Joliet Illinois http://www.jjc.edu/Pages/default.aspx 18
Itawamba Community College Fulton Mississippi http://www.iccms.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=55 18
Gadsden State Community College Gadsden Alabama http://www.gadsdenstate.edu 18
Fortis Institute-Miami Miami Florida https://www.fortis.edu/ 18
Fayetteville Technical Community College Fayetteville North Carolina http://www.faytechcc.edu 18
Cleveland Clinic Health System-School of Diagnostic Imaging Euclid Ohio http://portals.clevelandclinic.org/sdi/Home/tabid/6576/Default.aspx 18
Clark College Vancouver Washington http://www.clark.edu 18
Chattahoochee Technical College Marietta Georgia http://www.chattahoocheetech.edu 18
Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque New Mexico http://www.cnm.edu 18
Wharton County Junior College Wharton Texas http://www.wcjc.edu 17
Western Technical College La Crosse Wisconsin http://www.westerntc.edu/default.aspx 17
Virginia Western Community College Roanoke Virginia http://virginiawestern.edu/ 17
Union County College Cranford New Jersey http://www.ucc.edu 17
Tulsa Technology Center-Lemley Campus Tulsa Oklahoma http://www.tulsatech.edu 17
Southwest Texas Junior College Uvalde Texas http://www.swtjc.net 17
South Suburban College South Holland Illinois http://www.ssc.edu/ 17
South College-Asheville Asheville North Carolina http://www.southcollegenc.edu 17
North Central Texas College Gainesville Texas http://www.nctc.edu 17
Massachusetts Bay Community College Wellesley Hills Massachusetts http://www.massbay.edu 17
Lanier Technical College Oakwood Georgia http://www.laniertech.edu/default2.aspx 17
Kennebec Valley Community College Fairfield Maine http://www.kvcc.me.edu 17
Jackson College Jackson Michigan http://www.jccmi.edu 17
Grayson College Denison Texas http://www.grayson.edu 17
Gateway Community College New Haven Connecticut http://www.gatewayct.edu/ 17
Edgecombe Community College Tarboro North Carolina http://www.edgecombe.edu 17
Dalton State College Dalton Georgia http://www.daltonstate.edu/ 17
Community College of Philadelphia Philadelphia Pennsylvania http://www.ccp.edu 17
Cleveland Community College Shelby North Carolina http://www.clevelandcc.edu 17
Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga California http://www.chaffey.edu 17
Central Ohio Technical College Newark Ohio http://www.cotc.edu 17
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Salisbury North Carolina https://www.rccc.edu/ 16
Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences Reading Pennsylvania https://www.readinghealth.org/ 16
Piedmont Virginia Community College Charlottesville Virginia http://www.pvcc.edu 16
Mt San Antonio College Walnut California http://www.mtsac.edu 16
Mayo School of Health Sciences Rochester Minnesota http://www.mayo.edu/mshs/ 16
Lake Superior College Duluth Minnesota http://www.lsc.edu 16
Kilgore College Kilgore Texas https://www.kilgore.edu/ 16
Johnson College Scranton Pennsylvania http://www.johnson.edu 16
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce Mercedita Puerto Rico http://www.ponce.inter.edu 16
Fortis Institute-Baltimore Baltimore Maryland https://www.fortis.edu/ 16
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wesson Mississippi http://www.colin.edu 16
Cooper Health System Center for Allied Health Education Camden New Jersey http://www.cooperhealth.org 16
Carteret Community College Morehead City North Carolina http://www.carteret.edu 16
Blinn College Brenham Texas http://www.blinn.edu 16
Augusta Technical College Augusta Georgia http://www.augustatech.edu 16
Allen College Waterloo Iowa http://www.allencollege.edu 16
University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne Fort Wayne Indiana http://www.sf.edu 16
Spokane Community College Spokane Washington http://www.scc.spokane.edu 16
Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences Cape Girardeau Missouri http://www.sehcollege.edu/ 16
Advance Science Institute Hialeah Florida http://www.ASImedschool.com 15
Harcum College Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania http://www.harcum.edu/s/1044/edu/start.aspx 15
Danville Area Community College Danville Illinois http://www.dacc.edu 15
City College of San Francisco San Francisco California http://www.ccsf.edu 15
Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science Los Angeles California http://www.cdrewu.edu 15
Carl Sandburg College Galesburg Illinois http://www.sandburg.edu 15
Canada College Redwood City California http://www.canadacollege.edu/radtech/index.php 15
Cabrillo College Aptos California http://www.cabrillo.edu 15
Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences Canton Ohio https://www.aultmancollege.edu/ 15
University of Puerto Rico-Medical Sciences San Juan Puerto Rico http://www.rcm.upr.edu 15
Universidad Central Del Caribe Bayamon Puerto Rico http://uccaribe.edu/ 15
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston Texas http://www.mdanderson.org 15
St Joseph's Medical Center School of Radiography Yonkers New York http://www.saintjosephs.org 15
Our Lady of Holy Cross College New Orleans Louisiana http://uhcno.edu/ 15
Olney Central College Olney Illinois http://www.iecc.edu/occ 15
Northland Community and Technical College Thief River Falls Minnesota http://www.northlandcollege.edu 15
Los Angeles City College Los Angeles California http://www.lacitycollege.edu/ 15
Lake Michigan College Benton Harbor Michigan http://www.lakemichigancollege.edu 15
Southern Vermont College Bennington Vermont http://www.svc.edu 14
Sanford Medical Center Sioux Falls South Dakota http://www.sanfordhealth.org 14
Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester Minnesota http://www.rctc.edu/ 14
Richmond School of Health and Technology CHESTER Virginia http://chestercareercollege.edu/ 14
Randolph Community College Asheboro North Carolina http://www.randolph.edu 14
North Shore Community College Danvers Massachusetts http://www.northshore.edu 14
Mercy Hospital Springfield-School of Radiologic Technology Springfield Missouri https://www.mercy.net/springfieldmo 14
MCPHS University Boston Massachusetts https://www.mcphs.edu/ 14
Kankakee Community College Kankakee Illinois http://www.kcc.edu/Pages/Home.aspx 14
George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan Dothan Alabama http://www.wallace.edu 14
Fortis College-Baton Rouge Baton Rouge Louisiana https://www.fortis.edu/ 14
Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington Wilmington Delaware https://www.dtcc.edu/our-campuses/wilmington 14
Delaware Technical Community College-Owens Georgetown Delaware https://www.dtcc.edu/our-campuses/georgetown 14
Concorde Career College-Memphis Memphis Tennessee http://www.concorde.edu 14
Casper College Casper Wyoming http://www.caspercollege.edu 14
Carolinas College of Health Sciences Charlotte North Carolina http://www.carolinashealthcare.org/carolinas-college-of-health-sciences 14
Athens Technical College Athens Georgia http://www.athenstech.edu/ 14
Arizona Western College Yuma Arizona http://www.azwestern.edu 14
Wytheville Community College Wytheville Virginia http://www.wcc.vccs.edu 13
West Virginia University Hospital Departments of Rad Tech and Nutrition Morgantown West Virginia http://www.wvuhradtech.com 13
Washington State Community College Marietta Ohio http://www.wscc.edu 13
State Fair Community College Sedalia Missouri http://www.sfccmo.edu/pages/1.asp 13
Stanly Community College Albemarle North Carolina https://www.stanly.edu/ 13
Sanford-Brown Institute-Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pennsylvania http://www.sanfordbrown.edu/pittsburgh 13
Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque Albuquerque New Mexico http://pmi.edu 13
Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar Calmar Iowa https://www.nicc.edu/ 13
Lewis-Clark State College Lewiston Idaho http://www.lcsc.edu 13
Kishwaukee College Malta Illinois http://www.kishwaukeecollege.edu 13
Indiana University-South Bend South Bend Indiana https://www.iusb.edu/ 13
Heartland Community College Normal Illinois http://www.heartland.edu 13
Elgin Community College Elgin Illinois http://elgin.edu/homepage.aspx 13
Eastern Iowa Community College District Davenport Iowa http://www.eicc.edu 13
Columbia Basin College Pasco Washington http://www.columbiabasin.edu 13
Champlain College Burlington Vermont http://www.champlain.edu 13
Central Virginia Community College Lynchburg Virginia http://www.cvcc.vccs.edu 13
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Asheville North Carolina https://www.abtech.edu/ 13
El Paso Community College El Paso Texas http://www.epcc.edu/_layouts/temp/index.html 12
Danville Regional Medical Center School of Health Professions Danville Virginia http://danvilleregional.com/for-healthcare-professionals/radiologic-technology-program 12
Albany Technical College Albany Georgia http://www.albanytech.edu 12
Xavier University Cincinnati Ohio http://www.xavier.edu 12
The Community College of Baltimore County Baltimore Maryland http://www.ccbcmd.edu 12
St James Mercy Hospital School of Radiologic Science Hornell New York http://www.stjamesmercy.org 12
Springfield Technical Community College Springfield Massachusetts http://www.stcc.edu 12
Southwest Virginia Community College Richlands Virginia http://sw.edu/ 12
Southern Maine Community College South Portland Maine http://www.smccME.edu 12
Southeastern Technical College Vidalia Georgia http://www.southeasterntech.edu 12
Muhlenberg Harold B and Dorothy A Snyder Schools-School of Imaging Plainfield New Jersey http://www.jfkmuhlenbergschools.org 12
Montana State University-Billings Billings Montana http://www.msubillings.edu 12
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Kansas City Missouri http://www.mcckc.edu/programs/radiologictechnology/ 12
Jones County Junior College Ellisville Mississippi http://www.jcjc.edu 12
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-San German San German Puerto Rico http://www.sg.inter.edu 12
Highlands College of Montana Tech Butte Montana http://www.mtech.edu/ 12
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus Teaneck New Jersey http://www.fdu.edu 12
North Central State College Mansfield Ohio http://www.ncstatecollege.edu/cms/index.php 11
Mitchell Technical Institute Mitchell South Dakota https://www.mitchelltech.edu/ 11
Mississippi Delta Community College Moorhead Mississippi http://www.msdelta.edu 11
Mercy-St Luke's School of Radiologic Technology Cedar Rapids Iowa https://www.isrt.org/resourses/ 11
Medvance Institute-West Palm Palm Springs Florida https://www.fortis.edu/ 11
Laramie County Community College Cheyenne Wyoming http://www.lccc.wy.edu 11
Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus Roswell New Mexico http://www.roswell.enmu.edu 11
Dixie State University Saint George Utah http://www.dixie.edu/ 11
Crafton Hills College Yucaipa California http://www.craftonhills.edu 11
Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital Johnstown Pennsylvania http://www.conemaugh.org 11
ATA Career Education Spring Hill Florida http://www.atafl.edu 11
Alegent Creighton Health School of Radiologic Technology Omaha Nebraska http://www.chihealth.com/ 11
Virginia Highlands Community College Abingdon Virginia http://www.vhcc.edu 11
University of St Francis Joliet Illinois http://www.stfrancis.edu 11
The University of Montana Missoula Montana http://www.umt.edu 11
Southwestern Community College Sylva North Carolina https://www.southwesterncc.edu/ 11
Riverland Community College Austin Minnesota http://www.riverland.edu 11
Regis College Weston Massachusetts http://www.regiscollege.edu 11
Portland Community College Portland Oregon http://www.pcc.edu 11
Okefenokee Technical College Waycross Georgia http://www.coastalpines.edu/programs/allied-health-programs/ 11
Northeast Texas Community College Mount Pleasant Texas http://www.ntcc.edu 11
Washington Hospital School of Radiography Washington Pennsylvania http://www.washingtonhospital.org 10
Vatterott College-Des Moines Des Moines Iowa http://www.vatterott.edu 10
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences Rock Island Illinois http://www.trinitycollegeqc.edu 10
The University of Texas at Brownsville Brownsville Texas http://www.utb.edu/Pages/default.aspx 10
South Plains College Levelland Texas http://www.southplainscollege.edu/ 10
Sandhills Community College Pinehurst North Carolina http://www.sandhills.edu/ 10
Robeson Community College Lumberton North Carolina http://www.robeson.edu 10
Northeast Mississippi Community College Booneville Mississippi http://www.nemcc.edu 10
Mount Marty College Yankton South Dakota http://www.mtmc.edu 10
Meridian Technology Center Stillwater Oklahoma https://www.meridiantech.edu/programs/health-careers/ 10
Lincoln Land Community College Springfield Illinois https://www.ldsbc.edu/ 10
Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Medford Massachusetts http://lmregis.org/ 10
Illinois Central College East Peoria Illinois http://icc.edu/ 10
Howard College Big Spring Texas http://www.howardcollege.edu 10
Gwynedd Mercy University Gwynedd Valley Pennsylvania http://www.gmc.edu 10
Carl Albert State College Poteau Oklahoma https://carlalbert.edu/ 10
Cambridge Institute of Health & Technology Delray Beach Florida http://www.cambridgehealth.edu/ 10
Yavapai College Prescott Arizona http://www.yc.edu/v5content/academics/divisions/sciences-and-health/allied-health/medical-assistant.htm 9
University of Mary Bismarck North Dakota http://www.umary.edu/ 9
Saint Elizabeth Medical Center School of Radiography Utica New York http://www.stemc.org 9
Richland Community College Decatur Illinois http://www.richland.edu 9
Rhode Island College Providence Rhode Island http://www.ric.edu 9
Odessa College Odessa Texas http://www.odessa.edu 9
Northern Michigan University Marquette Michigan http://www.nmu.edu 9
Moultrie Technical College Moultrie Georgia http://southernregional.edu/ 9
Montgomery County Community College Blue Bell Pennsylvania http://www.mc3.edu 9
Minnesota West Community and Technical College Granite Falls Minnesota http://www.mnwest.edu 9
Indiana University-Kokomo Kokomo Indiana http://www.iuk.edu 9
CVPH Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology Plattsburgh New York http://www.cvph.org/ 9
Colorado State University-Fort Collins Fort Collins Colorado http://www.colostate.edu 9
College of Coastal Georgia Brunswick Georgia http://www.ccga.edu 9
Coastal Bend College Beeville Texas http://www.coastalbend.edu 9
North Iowa Area Community College Mason City Iowa http://www.niacc.edu 8
Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical Winona Minnesota http://www.southeastmn.edu 8
Laredo Community College Laredo Texas http://www.laredo.edu 8
John Wood Community College Quincy Illinois https://www.jwcc.edu/ 8
Great Falls College Montana State University Great Falls Montana http://www.gfcmsu.edu 8
Boston University Boston Massachusetts http://www.bu.edu 8
Bellin College Green Bay Wisconsin http://www.bellincollege.edu 8
St Francis Medical Center-School of Radiologic Technology Trenton New Jersey http://www.stfrancismedical.org/Education/School-of-Radiologic-Technology.aspx 8
Owens Community College Perrysburg Ohio https://www.owens.edu 8
Oconee Fall Line Technical College Sandersville Georgia http://www.oftc.edu 7
O C Collins Career Center Chesapeake Ohio http://www.collins-cc.edu 7
Northwest Iowa Community College Sheldon Iowa http://www.nwicc.edu 7
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Alexandria Louisiana http://www.lsua.edu 7
Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts San Mateo California http://www.gurnick.edu 7
Great Basin College Elko Nevada http://www.gbcnv.edu 7
Arnot Ogden Medical Center Elmira New York http://www.arnothealth.org/arnot-ogden-medical-center 7
Southwest Georgia Technical College Thomasville Georgia http://southernregional.edu/ 6
Parkland College Champaign Illinois http://www.parkland.edu 6
Meridian Community College Meridian Mississippi http://www.meridiancc.edu 6
Avera Sacred Heart Hospital Yankton South Dakota http://www.avera.org/sacred-heart/ 6
Quinnipiac University Hamden Connecticut http://www.quinnipiac.edu 5
University of Rio Grande Rio Grande Ohio http://www.rio.edu 5
Rush University Chicago Illinois http://www.rushu.rush.edu/sp/Pages/Home.aspx 5
Ridgewater College Willmar Minnesota http://www.ridgewater.edu/Pages/default.aspx 5
San Joaquin Delta College Stockton California https://www.deltacollege.edu/ 4
Regional West Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology Scottsbluff Nebraska http://www.rwhs.org/careers/school-radiologic-technology 4
Morgan Community College Fort Morgan Colorado http://www.morgancc.edu 4
Massasoit Community College Brockton Massachusetts http://www.massasoit.edu/ 4
Lenoir Community College Kinston North Carolina http://www.lenoircc.edu 4
Flathead Valley Community College Kalispell Montana http://www.fvcc.edu 4
Bellevue College Bellevue Washington http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/ 4
Autry Technology Center Enid Oklahoma http://www.autrytech.edu 4
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Hudson North Carolina http://www.cccti.edu 3
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Bloomsburg Pennsylvania http://www.bloomu.edu 3
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Memphis Tennessee http://www.bchs.edu 3
University of Charleston Charleston West Virginia http://www.ucwv.edu 3
Fortis Institute-Grand Prairie Grand Prairie Texas https://www.fortis.edu/ 3
Fortis Institute-Erie Erie Pennsylvania https://www.fortis.edu/ 3
Yakima Valley Community College Yakima Washington http://www.yvcc.edu/Pages/default.aspx 2
University of Massachusetts-Lowell Lowell Massachusetts http://www.uml.edu 2
Southeastern Louisiana University Hammond Louisiana http://www.southeastern.edu/ 2
Oakland University Rochester Hills Michigan http://wwwp.oakland.edu/ 2
Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee Wisconsin http://www.matc.edu/ 2
Guilford Technical Community College Jamestown North Carolina http://home.gtcc.edu/ 2
Darton State College Albany Georgia http://www.darton.edu 2
University of Nevada-Las Vegas Las Vegas Nevada https://www.unlv.edu/ 1
Sanford-Brown College-Houston North Loop Houston Texas http://www.sanfordbrown.edu/north-loop 1
Pikes Peak Community College Colorado Springs Colorado http://www.ppcc.edu 1
National University of Health Sciences Lombard Illinois http://www.nuhs.edu 1
Friends University Wichita Kansas http://www.friends.edu 1
Contra Costa College San Pablo California http://www.contracosta.edu 1
Butler County Community College Butler Pennsylvania http://www.bc3.edu 1
Bristol Community College Fall River Massachusetts http://bristolcc.edu/ 1
Andrew College Cuthbert Georgia https://www.andrewcollege.edu/ 1
2013 School Data from IPEDS (Sourced in January, 2015)

Online & Hybrid Programs in Radiologic Technology

Cleveland University Kansas City
AAS - Radiologic Technology
American University
Online MS - Healthcare Management
Arizona State University
Clinical Research Management (MS)
Clinical Research Management - Regulatory Science (MS)
*sponsored

While there is a wealth of accredited educational programs across the country, for students located in more rural regions or with temporal constraints, enrolling in an online or hybrid (i.e., blended online and on-campus) program may be preferable. These flexible programs typically involve the completion of online classes and in-person clinical practicums at approved facilities near a student’s home. Please note that due to state-based restrictions on distance-based education, residents from some states may not be authorized to receive online instruction from another state. Applicants should be sure to ask coordinators of online programs about the school’s state authorization status.

For students seeking this convenient learning format, the following are some online or hybrid radiologic technologist schools:

  • Indian Hills Community College: Based in Ottumwa, Iowa, this hybrid two-year associate program offers online learning during the second year. Classes include human anatomy, medical terminology, radiology & medical imaging, and positioning & film critique. After graduating, students are eligible to sit for the ARRT exam. Between 2012 and 2016, the five-year passing rate among students was an impressive 96 percent.

  • Southeast Community College: Based in Lincoln, Nebraska, Southeast This two-year program includes a track for clinical coursework to be completed in Lincoln, but the didactic portion may be learned online or in the classroom. Classes include diagnostic imaging theory, radiation biology, and advanced patient care management. Students must maintain at least a C+ in all of their program courses and those pursuing the online option must attend a multi-day workshop at the Lincoln campus at their own expense.

  • Ball State University (BSU): Based in Muncie, Indiana, BSU provides a 26-month hybrid associate of science (AS) in radiography. Please note that while classes are offered mainly online, clinical work must be completed at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Muncie.

  • St. Joseph’s College (SJC): This online bachelor of science (BS) in radiologic science administration program may be ideal to advance the careers of aspiring leaders in the field. Designed to prepare supervisors and educators, this unique online program has classes in human resource management, ethics in healthcare, healthcare informatics, and reimbursement methodologies. SJC also offers the option to “fast track” to a master of health administration degree program.

  • Oregon Tech Online: As another online BS degree, Oregon Tech’s distance-based program focuses more on the practice of radiologic science (as opposed to the administration). It provides advanced instruction in patient care, physics or medical imaging, radiation protection, equipment operation & maintenance, and a hands-on radiographic science externship at an approved facility. Please note that students must already be ARRT registered radiologic technologists to qualify for admission.

School City State Website Total grads (2013)
Adventist University of Health Sciences Orlando Florida http://www.adu.edu 213
Midwestern State University Wichita Falls Texas http://www.mwsu.edu 180
Pima Medical Institute-Tucson Tucson Arizona http://pmi.edu 160
Northwestern State University of Louisiana Natchitoches Louisiana https://www.nsula.edu/ 51
St Philip's College San Antonio Texas http://www.alamo.edu/spc/ 50
Oregon Institute of Technology Klamath Falls Oregon http://www.oit.edu 48
University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson Mississippi https://www.umc.edu/ 43
Marian University Fond Du Lac Wisconsin http://www.marianuniversity.edu 42
University of Southern Indiana Evansville Indiana http://www.usi.edu 41
University of Louisiana at Monroe Monroe Louisiana http://www.ulm.edu 37
Spencerian College-Louisville Louisville Kentucky http://www.spencerian.edu 34
Mid-State Technical College Wisconsin Rapids Wisconsin http://www.mstc.edu 29
Lansing Community College Lansing Michigan http://www.lcc.edu 26
Colorado Mesa University Grand Junction Colorado http://www.coloradomesa.edu 24
Linn-Benton Community College Albany Oregon http://www.linnbenton.edu 24
University of Nebraska Medical Center Omaha Nebraska http://www.unmc.edu 16
Ogeechee Technical College Statesboro Georgia http://www.ogeecheetech.edu 15
South Central College North Mankato Minnesota http://www.southcentral.edu 14
Presentation College Aberdeen South Dakota http://www.presentation.edu 14
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock Arkansas http://www.uams.edu 14
Loma Linda University Loma Linda California http://www.llu.edu/index.html 13
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Fergus Falls Minnesota http://www.minnesota.edu 13
Lakeshore Technical College Cleveland Wisconsin http://www.gotoltc.edu 12
Everest University-Brandon Tampa Florida http://www.everest.edu/campus/brandon 8
Saint Joseph's College of Maine Standish Maine https://www.sjcme.edu/ 7
Bluefield State College Bluefield West Virginia http://bluefieldstate.edu/ 3
Allied Health Institute Plantation Florida https://www.alliedhealthinstitute.edu/ 2
Southwestern Oregon Community College Coos Bay Oregon https://www.socc.edu 1
Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health Omaha Nebraska http://www.methodistcollege.edu 1
University of Alaska Southeast Juneau Alaska http://www.uas.alaska.edu 1
2013 School Data from IPEDS (Sourced in January, 2015)

Core & Elective Courses

According to the American Registry of Radiologic Technicians (ARRT), there are several core competencies that students must demonstrate before receiving their licensure. As of January 1, 2015, aspiring radiologic technologists must have at least an associate degree in order to pursue the nationally recognized ARRT-certification. In the past, a certificate was sufficient to qualify students for the ARRT board exam. Degree programs are specially designed to expose students to the didactic and clinical experiences which will prepare them for the national ARRT exam and state licensing procedures. In addition to general education requirements, associate degree programs in radiologic technology may offer the following preparatory courses:

  • Basic radiographic procedures
  • Anatomy & radiographic positioning
  • Medical procedures for radiologic technologists
  • Imaging modalities
  • Medical terminology
  • Radiation biology & protection
  • Radiographic pathology
  • Radiographic imaging equipment
  • Specialized imaging
  • Radiation physics
  • Patient care

Bachelor’s degrees in radiologic technology typically feature the following:

  • Patient professional interaction
  • Radiographic legal & ethical aspects
  • Radiographic exposure
  • Physics in medical imaging
  • Radiologic pathophysiology
  • Radiographic technique
  • Physics of radiation protection
  • Advanced patient assessment & treatment
  • Introduction to CT
  • Introduction to MRI
  • Introduction to mammography
  • Procedures in imaging
  • Anatomy & radiation biology

In addition to field-specific coursework, students need to gain hands-on experience through supervised instruction sessions known as practicums or clinicals. This training typically occurs in the latter half of programs after students have developed their skills and knowledge of a healthcare setting. Clinicals allow students to put their newfound abilities into practice in a real-world environment while working under the supervision of a skilled professional.

Accreditation

As mentioned in the overview of radiologic technology programs, students are encouraged to verify the accreditation status of their educational programs. The process of accreditation ensures that a school or program is meeting certain standards of quality with respect to curricula, student outcomes, and facilities. Furthermore, in order to qualify for professional certification through the ARRT, a person must have graduated from an accredited associate, bachelor’s, or graduate-level program.

One of the most recognized programmatic accreditation organizations in this field is the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). According to its website, JRCERT is the only agency that is recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) to accredit traditional and online learning programs in magnetic resonance, medical dosimetry, radiation therapy, and radiography. The JRCERT website lists the full set of standards used when deciding whether to grant accreditation to a school, as well as a convenient search tool to organize radiologic technologist programs by state and degree level. Search results include information on the type of degree awarded, program length, contact person, website for the program, tuition per year, next scheduled accreditation review, and the program capacity.

While JRCERT is one program-approval option to qualify for credentialing in the field, the ARRT provides a full list of approved radiologic technologist schools programs that will ensure credentialing eligibility for graduates.

Career Outlook

As mentioned in the introduction, the outlook is bright for radiologic technologists. By illustration, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS 2017) predicts that openings for radiologic technologists will increase 12 percent between 2016 and 20264, faster than the average growth projected across all occupations during that time period (7 percent). With 205,200 of these healthcare professionals currently working across the country and the expected addition of 25,300 more positions, it’s a career with expanding opportunities. The BLS (2017) adds that a majority of radiologic technologists work in hospitals (59 percent), followed by medical and diagnostic laboratories (20 percent), and the offices of physicians (13 percent).

Furthermore, the salary prospects are also promising, particularly for a career which requires a two-year degree. In fact, the BLS (2017) found that radiologic technologists make an average annual salary of $60,320 with the following percentiles:

10th percentile: $39,840

25th percentile: $47,380

50th percentile (median): $58,440

75th percentile: $71,810

90th percentile: $84,110

In a recent survey on compensation, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT 2016, available behind paywall) found that the annual average salary of radiologic technologists was $65,756, a 4.8 percent increase over 2015 figures. The highest paying specialty disciplines in this field were medical dosimetry ($106,777) and registered radiologic assistance / RPA ($100,311).

Not surprisingly, there were also regional differences in the ASRT survey. Radiologic technologists in California earn the highest annual compensation at $92,396, followed by those in Washington DC at $81,083. Notably, the BLS (2017), found slightly lower averages in these regions at $77,650 and $77,500, respectively—but this may be due to the nature of data collection and the differing time frames.

Career Facts Radiologic Technologist
Related CareersRadiation Therapist, Nuclear Medical Technologist, Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
Common Job TitlesRTs, X-Ray Technologists
Technology & EquipmentX-Ray Bone Densitometers, Medical X-Ray Darkroom Equipment, Radiographic Locators
Sourced From BLS, June 2016

Licensing & Certification

Radiologic technologists need to be professionally credentialed to practice in their field. The most common credentialing agency is the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), which has both generalized and specialized registration exams.

There are several types of primary certifications and registrations available, including radiography, nuclear medicine technology, radiation therapy, MRI, and sonography. To qualify for primary category certification and registration through the ARRT, candidates must graduate from an accredited college program (associate degree or higher), pass an ARRT examination, and pay a fee.

There are also post-primary (i.e., specialty) certifications available, including bone densitometry, breast sonography, cardiac-interventional radiography, cardiovascular-interventional radiography, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mammography, quality management, sonography, vascular-interventional radiography, and vascular sonography. To qualify, candidates must hold a primary certification, complete 16 hours of structured specialty education, show documentation of clinical experience, and pay a fee.

Additionally, the ARRT credentialing exams are used in 35 states for licensing of radiologic technologists. To learn more about regional credentialing in this field, applicants can consult the ARRT state credentialing page and reach out to the proper governing body.

Finally, these certifications must be renewed and maintained following the completion of qualifying continuing education (CE) credits every two years and continuing qualifications requirements (CQR) every ten years. ARRT continuing education requirements are available on the ARRT website.