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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technician Careers and Degrees


(found programs from 35 schools)


Medical technology is an exciting new field to work in! Become part of it by getting your MRI technician degree. Learn more about this exciting career here at UltrasoundTechnicianSchools.com.

MRI Technician Training in New Jersey

When you become an MRI technician, the medical images you capture will be used by doctors for diagnostic purposes. Because of this, it is absolutely essential to get a comprehensive education from a local technical college, community college, or hospital-based school. Depending on what is offered at your local schools, you may be able to complete a one-year certificate or a two-year Associate's degree.

Before you can be trusted with medical imaging technology, you need an intensive understanding of the human body and how it works. As a result, most programs start with courses like Anatomy & Physiology and Human Biology. Your curriculum may then move to MRI classes like Radiographic Equipment, Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging, and Radiographic Methods.

Your degree program will likely culminate with a large clinical section. Your school may send you to a local hospital or standalone diagnostic center, where you can work alongside licensed MRI technicians. You'll likely get the chance to work with hundreds of patients!

MRI Technician Licensing/Certifications in New Jersey

New Jersey is one of many states that requires MRI technicians and radiologic technologists to pursue licensure before beginning their career. All licensing of MRI technicians in New Jersey goes through the State of New Jersey Bureau of X-Ray Compliance.

To receive your license from the Bureau, you must pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists exam or the Bureau-administered radiologic technology exam. Once you have successfully passed your licensing exam, you can receive your two-year license from the Bureau. Remember to renew it every two years to keep your license valid!

If you want third-party licensure on top of your state-required licensure, consider registering with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists! You must pass the ARRT exam to get your license. During each two-year renewal period, you are required to complete 24 continuing education credits.

Career and Employment Information for MRI Techs in New Jersey

Starting your MRI technician career is your reward for working hard in school and getting your MRI tech license! You can begin your job search as soon as you get your license. As you begin your job search, you may find many job listings at hospitals. Medical imaging departments in hospitals are typically open around-the-clock, so you may have to work evening and weekend shifts. Your job search may also turn up listings at standalone medical imaging clinics. One of the benefits of working at a standalone clinic is the fact that they generally have traditional weekday hours. Some of the largest MRI technician employers in New Jersey are Center for Diagnostic Imaging, JFK Medical Center, and Meridian Health.

Since the demand for medical professionals is growing so rapidly, you can look forward to a competitive salary range and great job outlook in New Jersey. According to O*Net, most MRI techs earn between $63,000 and $92,700 per year, with an average salary of $76,500. O*Net expects a 14% increase in job openings between 2010 and 2020, which means an average of 200 new jobs every year. As research finds new uses for MRI imaging, the demand may grow even more. RedOrbit reports on recent research that indicates that MRIs can be used for inner ear disorders.


Featured Online Schools:

Online programs may not be available in all areas

Traditional On Campus Programs:

New Jersey

American Institute of Medical Sciences & Education (South Plainfield, NJ)
Programs Offered:
Cardiovascular Technologist
Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (General, OB/GYN, and Vascular)
Certificate Program in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist
Echocardiography Technologist

Bergen Community College (Paramus, NJ)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate of Applied Science in Radiography
Certificate in Vascular Technology
Certificate of Achievement in Special Imaging for Radiologic Technologists

Branford Hall Career Institute (North Brunswick, NJ / Parsippany, NJ / Woodland Park, NJ)
Programs Offered:
Health Claims Specialist
Medical Assistant - Certificate
Medical Billing and Coding - Certificate
Professional Medical Assistant - Woodland Park, NJ
Surgical Technology

Burlington County College (Pemberton, NJ)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate of Applied Science in Radiography
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certificate

Eastern International College (Belleville, NJ / Jersey City, NJ)
Programs Offered:
Cardiovascular Technology, A.A.S.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography, B.S.

Gloucester County College (Sewell, NJ)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Harris School of Business (Cherry Hill, NJ)
Programs Offered:
Professional Medical Assistant Plus - Certificate
Healthcare Training Institute (Union, NJ)
Programs Offered:
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Training Program
Ultrasound Technician Training Program

Hohokus School-RETS Nutley (Nutley, NJ)
Programs Offered:
Ultrasound Technology Program
Lincoln Technical Institute (South Plainfield, NJ)
Programs Offered:
X-Ray Technician (Seminole)
Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A Snyder Schools-School of Imaging (Plainfield, NJ)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Diploma in Radiography

Union County College (Cranford, NJ)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Science in Radiography
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (Newark, NJ)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Technologies (BSAHT) - Cardiac Sonography
Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Technologies (BSAHT) - Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Technologies (BSAHT) - Nuclear Medicine Technology
Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Sciences (BSMIS) - Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Sciences (BSMIS) - Nuclear Medicine Technology
Bachelor of Science in Vascular Sonography
BS in Cardiac Sonography
Certificate in Cardiac Sonography
Certificate in Diagnostic Imaging Technologies
Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Certificate in Nuclear Medicine Technology
Certificate in Vascular Sonography
Master of Science - Radiologist Assistant
Second Bachelor of Science - Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Second Bachelor of Science - Nuclear Medicine Technology


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