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Radiology Technician Schools in PA

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Receiving your Radiologic Technologist Training in Pennsylvania

Radiologic technologist programs in Pennsylvania offer future professionals a number of options for getting the training and education needed to be successful in this career. From certificates in radiological technology to master's and doctorate degrees in radiology technology, you can pursue the education that is best suited to your needs and career goals.

In most certificate programs, you are able to complete technical training in one year. Associate's degrees for radiology technology can typically be completed in two years, and there are bachelor degree programs in various specializations that can be completed in four or more years. Master's degree completion, on average, takes two years, and doctorate degrees can take up to seven years to complete.

In addition to any required general education requirements, you will complete a number of hands-on laboratory courses in which you will practice various types of medical imaging under the supervision of medical imaging professionals or qualified faculty. In addition, many schools offer opportunities for internships and externships. Some schools in Pennsylvania to consider are Penn State, the Community College of Philadelphia, Lancaster General College of Nursing & Health Sciences, and Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Radiology Technician Licensing in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, the certifications and licensing that are required for radiology technicians is partially dependent on where a professional radiologists works. For example, to practice any type of radiological technology procedures in a physician's office, technologists are required to hold a license. However, this license is not required in work settings outside of a physician's office.

All radiologists in Pennsylvania, though, are required to complete the initial certification issued by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Currently, requirements for certification include completion of an accredited educational program. By 2015, radiology technicians will be required to have completed a degree program for certification. In addition to education, certified radiology technicians must hold pathway certification with a number of practical experience hours, pass an examination, and pass a conduct and ethics check that includes a review of felonies, misdemeanors, and criminal procedures. Currently, re-certification and continuing education are not required in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Radiologic Technology Association

Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists

Career Outlook for Radiology Tech Jobs in Pennsylvania

Radiology technologists have a number of options for specializations and workplace environments to choose from. Some of the possibilities for what specialization to pursue include mammography, sonography, breast sonography, vascular sonography, radiography, bone densitometry, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and cardiac-interventional sonography. Nuclear medical technologists, radiation therapists, and diagnostic medical sonographers are also specialties within this field. Technicians for any of these specializations include physician's offices, hospitals, and medical clinics.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, positions in radiology technology are expected to grow by 28 percent, which is a faster rate than the average of all positions. In addition, professionals in this position earn an average salary of $54,340 per year around the country.

Radiology technicians in Pennsylvania earned an average annual salary of $52,970 in 2012 across a total of 9,600 positions. The areas with the highest percentages of those positions were located in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh metropolitan areas of the state.


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Pennsylvania

Brightwood Career Institute (Franklin Mills, PA / Harrisburg, PA / Philadelphia, PA / Pittsburgh, PA)
Programs Offered:
Dental Assistant
Dental Assistant
Medical Assistant
Medical Assistant - AS
Medical Billing & Coding
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Respiratory Care - Associates

Community College of Allegheny County (Pittsburgh, PA)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Science in Radiologic Technologist (X-Ray)
Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ultrasound)
Computed-Assisted Tomography (CAT Scanning) Certificate
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI Scanning) Certificate

Great Lakes Institute of Technology (Erie, PA)
Programs Offered:
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Diploma Program
Harrisburg Area Community College (Harrisburg, PA)
Programs Offered:
Associate inScience in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology

Lackawanna College (Scranton, PA)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Science in Cardiac Sonography
Associate in Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Lincoln Technical Institute (Allentown, PA)
Programs Offered:
Medical Assisting - Certificate
Nursing (Practical)

McCann School of Business & Technology (Online, PA)
Programs Offered:
Medical Office Assistant - Diploma - Online
Misericordia University (Dallas, PA)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging
Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging/Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging/Master of Science in Organizational Management
Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging/Minor in Management
Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Northampton Community College (Bethlehem, PA)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate in Applied Science in Radiography
Specialized Diploma in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences (Lancaster, PA)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate in Applied Science in Radiography

South Hills School of Business & Technology (State College, PA)
Programs Offered:
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Diploma Program: Cardiac Sonography Specialization
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Diploma Program: General Sonography Specialization
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Diploma Program: Vascular Sonography Specialization

Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, PA)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Cardiac Sonography
Bachelor of Science in Computed Tomography
Bachelor of Science in General Sonography
Bachelor of Science in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Vascular Sonography
Master of Science in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences

YTI Career Institute (Altoona, PA / Lancaster, PA / York, PA)
Programs Offered:
Dental Assisting - Diploma
Expanded Functions Dental Assisting - Diploma
Medical Assistant - Associate in Specialized Technology Degree
Medical Billing & Coding - Diploma
Pharmacy Technician - Diploma


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