How to Select a Radiation Technician School
Associate degrees usually qualify for students to work as radiation technologists, while a bachelor's degree qualifies students for more advanced positions as radiation technicians. Radiation technologists generally work in a supportive capacity, helping patients during the process of taking an x-ray. Radiation technicians may perform more complex tasks or specialize in a certain area of radiography like CT scans or mammography.
Consider the following when looking for radiation technician schools:
- While many radiation technician schools offer classes through traditional, on-campus programs, online courses in radiation technology are available.
- Students may want to visit the school and look at its classroom and lab facilities before deciding to attend to ensure up-to-date equipment in addition to a variety of different radiological tools.
- Students might also consider whether their chosen program will prepare them to earn professional credentials with courses that prepare them for licensing exams.
10 Schools with Radiation Technician Programs
|University of Iowa||4-year, Public|
|Community College of Allegheny County||2-year, Public|
|Triton College||2-year, Public|
|Montgomery College||2-year, Public|
|New York University||4-year, Private|
|Rochester Institute of Technology||4-year, Private|
|University of Arkansas||4-year, Public|
|University of California - San Diego||4-year, Public|
|Oakland Community College||2-year, Public|
|Central Pennsylvania Community College||2-year, Public|