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Radiology Technologist Schools in Hawaii

Earning a degree or certificate in radiologic technology is the first step to a career in this field. This overview of radiologic technologist and technician schools in Hawaii provides factual information on your options for radiologic technology programs in the state. As an alternative to traditional on-campus programs, you may be interested in pursuing an online radiologic technologist and technician program, which may offer broader options and flexibility as well as opportunities to learn about specialty areas of radiography practice. Read about the difference between radiology technologists and radiology technicians.

Quick Facts:

  • 1 college offers a degree program in radiologic technology/science.
  • No schools offer a certificate program in radiologic technology/science.
  • 1 school offers an associate’s degree program in radiologic technology/science.
  • No schools offer a bachelor’s degree program in radiologic technology/science.
  • Graduation rate: Kapiolani Community College, 20%.1
  • Transfer out rate: Kapiolani Community College, 26%.1
  • Net price per year: Kapiolani Community College, $3,752.1
  • Student population: Kapiolani Community College, 9,023.1

Continue reading this page for further information on radiologic technologist and technician schools in Hawaii and career prospects for graduates.

JRCERT Accredited Radiography Programs

The following programs are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on
Education in Radiologic Technology for radiography as of 2014.

University of Hawaii-Kapiolani Community College (Honolulu)

Hawaii Radiology Technologist Degree Programs

Kapi’Olani Community College
Kapi’Olani Community College awards the Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology to students who successfully complete the two-year program. Students engage in a well-rounded curriculum that includes on-campus coursework, clinical rotations at local hospitals and medical facilities, and hands-on experience in the college’s laboratory. Before being admitted to the program, applicants must complete prerequisite coursework and take an assessment exam. Successful applicants will begin the program in the fall semester and must enroll for full-time study. Graduates of the program will be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam. Kapi’Olani Community College reports a 100% pass rate for graduates took the ARRT certification exam between 2007 and 2011.

How to Become a Radiology Technologist in Hawaii

Radiologic technologists and technicians, also referred to as radiology techs and radiographers, must be licensed by the state of Hawaii to work in the state. Before radiology techs can become licensed in Hawaii, they must be certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Radiology techs must hold a degree from an accredited school to be eligible to take the ARRT exam. Students who will graduate within three months can begin the application process to sit for the exam.

Radiologic technologists, upon passing the ARRT exam, can then apply for licensure in Hawaii. Applicants must fill out an application and have it notarized, pay the applicable fee, and submit a recent photograph to obtain their Hawaii license. To renew their Hawaii license every two years, radiology techs must maintain their ARRT certification, complete a license renewal application, and include the appropriate renewal fee. ARRT certification must be renewed every two years and radiology techs are required to complete 24 continuing education credit hours to be eligible for renewal. Radiologic techs who do not maintain their ARRT certification will be required to complete 24 hours of continuing education credits and to provide proof of completion to renew their Hawaii license.

Career Opportunities for Radiology Techs

Projected Job Growth

20.3%

Radiology Techs in Hawaii from 2010-20202

Radiology technology is, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, projected to be one of the fastest growing fields nationwide between 2010 and 2020. Positions in Hawaii are projected to grow 20.3% during the 10-year period with a projected 890 radiology tech jobs in the state in 2020, up from an estimated 240 in 2010.2 That’s an average annual growth of 2% or 30 jobs a year.2 Of those 30 positions, 20 are expected to be as a result of growth and 10 due to vacated positions that need to be filled.2 Radiology techs in Hawaii generally possess an associate’s degree. Hawaii’s projected job growth rate is slightly less than the nationwide prediction of 28% new jobs between 2010 and 2020.3 Among the hospitals, physicians’ offices, imaging centers, and clinics that employ radiologic technologist and technicians are Castle Medical Center, Hawaii Pacific Health, Kuakini Health System, and Wilcox Memorial Hospital.

Hawaii Radiologic Technologist Salary and Jobs

CityNumber EmployedAverage Annual Salary
Honolulu430$69,000

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of May 2012.

References:
1. National Center for Education Statistics: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. Hawaii Workforce Infonet: https://www.hiwi.org/gsipub/index.asp?docid=423
3. Bureau of Labor Statistics: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/radiologic-technologists.htm#tab-6
4. Bureau of Labor Statistics: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oessrcma.htm