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Wisconsin Radiology Technician Careers and Degrees

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Receiving your Radiologic Technologist Training in Wisconsin

Radiologists depend on the expertise of their radiologic technologists. To become successful radiology techs begin their training with general requirements and advance to introductory radiology courses to begin the heart of their studies. Clinical studies and additional classroom coursework in subjects, such as anatomy, biology and radiographic procedures round out studies in the final semesters.

Clinical studies entail performing basic body positions for optimum exposure on the image taken and proper patient procedures to preserve patient dignity and compassion will be explored. Students can expect about half their final weeks to be in clinical studies.

Radiologic Technologist Licensing in Wisconsin

The Department of Safety and Professional Services oversees licensing of radiographers in Wisconsin. In 2010 a new law, Wisconsin Act 106, took effect regulating anyone who "…operates an X-ray machine or X-ray equipment…" This new statute made it mandatory to obtain a license or permit to perform radiography or limited scope radiographic procedures in Wisconsin.

Candidates must complete the application form and send it with the additional required credentials. Include the initial credential fee of $75, American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) contract exam fee of $15, copy of AART certification card, radiography state examination registration and fee (If the ARRT certification is not current), and proof of approved course of study.

Wisconsin Radiologic Technology Association

Wisconsin Society of Radiologic Technologists

Career Outlook for Radiologic Technologist Jobs in Wisconsin

Compared to the average 14.3% expected growth for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) prediction of a 28% increase for radiologic techs through 2020 shows the opportunities for those who choose this career stand as very good. The demand for healthcare professionals continues to rise due to elderly people living longer thus contributing to the growing demographics of this population group who generally require greater health care services. Applying the BLS 28% increase to Wisconsin's current 4,190 radiographic technologists equates to approximately an increase of almost 1200 positions added by 2020. The annual mean salary of $54,290 puts Wisconsin radiologic techs close to the national mean.

While hospitals do employ a significant number of radiographic technologists, opportunities in several other industries require their services. Outpatient clinics, doctors' offices and laboratories are other top employers. Research clinics and companies that design and build hire radiologic technologists on their teams as advisors and design consultants.


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Wisconsin

Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center-School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Milwaukee, WI)
Programs Offered:
Certificate of Graduation in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Blackhawk Technical College (Janesville, WI)
Programs Offered:
Associate Degree Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program
Associate Degree Radiography Program

Chippewa Valley Technical College (Eau Claire, WI)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate of Science in Radiography

Kaplan University (Learning Center - Milwaukee, WI)
Programs Offered:
BS in Health and Wellness
BS in Health Information Management
BS in Health Science
BS in Nutrition Science
Medical Billing and Coding Certificate

Madison Area Technical College (Madison, WI)
Programs Offered:
Associate Degree in Applied Science Radiography
Diploma - Surgical Technologist

Northcentral Technical College (Wausau, WI)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Applied Science in Radiography
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (Green Bay, WI)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate in Science in Radiography


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