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Radiology Technologist Schools in Kansas

The following overview of radiologic technologist and technician schools in Kansas is designed to equip you with the information you need to make an educated choice on the school that is right for you. The schools and programs in Kansas offer a broad array of options, and may provide opportunities for specialization in areas like nuclear medicine and radiopharmaceuticals. Online radiologic technologist and technician schools can also offer an array of options, with added benefits such as potentially increased scheduling flexibility and ease of access to courses. Read about the difference between radiology technologists and radiology technicians.

Quick Facts:

  • 7 colleges and universities offer a degree program in radiologic technology/science.
  • 1 school offers a certificate program in radiologic technology/science.
  • 6 schools offer an associate’s degree program in radiologic technology/science.
  • 1 school offers a bachelor’s degree program in radiologic technology/science.
  • Highest graduation rate: Fort Hays State University, 42%.1
  • Highest transfer out rate: Washburn University, 38%.1
  • Highest net price per year: Friends University, $18,665.1
  • Lowest net price per year: Labette Community College, $4,456.1
  • Highest student population: Fort Hays State University, 12,802.1
  • Lowest student population: Dodge City Community College, 1,924.1
  • Annual tuition range for radiologic technologist and technician programs at community colleges and career schools in Kansas: $2,980-$3,1502

Continue learning about radiologic technologist and technician schools in Kansas by reading more below.

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JRCERT Accredited Radiography Programs

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

Fort Hays State University (Hays)
Hutchinson Community College (Hutchinson)
Labette Community College (Parsons)
Newman University (Wichita)
Washburn University of Topeka (Topeka)

Kansas Radiology Technologist Degree Programs

Newman University
Newman University offers a 24 month program in radiologic technology that leads to the award of an Associate of Science in Health Science in Radiologic Technology. This program prepares students to work across or pursue further study in various imaging modalities in a variety of health care settings. Students learn practice, theory, and patient care skills in classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings. The didactic curriculum includes courses in Human Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Radiologic Positioning, Radiologic Pathology, Radiologic Physics, and Radiation Protection. Students also take courses in Algebra, Oral Communication, Philosophy, and Theology for a well-rounded education. Graduation from the program is contingent on passing comprehensive examinations in radiologic technology, and graduates are eligible to sit for the ARRT certification exam. Beginning in the Fall 2014 semester, Newman University will also be offering a Radiologic Technology CT Certificate Program consisting of 12-18 credit hours with 100 percent of didactic courses taking place online. This certificate will prepare students to sit for the ARRT CT Registry Board Exam.

Washburn University
Washburn University offers a 21 month program leading to the Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam and may complete further credits toward a Bachelor of Health Sciences. Students will complete a full range of radiology technology coursework in addition to clinical rotations each semester of the program. Applicants must submit complete application materials by February 1 of the year for which they are applying for admission; successful applicants will be notified of acceptance by March 15. The program accepts 24 students, who will begin in the fall semester, each year.

Hutchinson Community College
Hutchinson Community College awards the Associate of Applied Science to students who successfully complete the two year program. In addition to general college course requirements, students will take radiology coursework covering radiographic exposure, radiologic physics, skull radiography, and physical foundation of radiology. Students will spend their first year of the program working on coursework and observing clinical situations. Students will then be assigned to clinical rotations for hands-on experience during the second year at one of several affiliated medical facilities, including Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Comcare P.A., Pratt Regional Medical Center, and McPherson Hospital, Inc. The college boasts a 94.8 percent employment rate of graduates of the program in the last five years.

Labette Community College
Labette Community College’s 23 month radiologic technology program leads to the Associate of Applied Science in Radiography. Students will complete radiologic technology coursework, general college requirements, and clinical rotations. Radiologic technology coursework encompasses radiographic procedures, patient care, radiographic imaging, and imaging modalities. Students will complete clinical rotations at affiliated medical facilities, such as Labette Health, Allen County Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. The college works to ensure students are assigned to facilities near their hometown. Clinical rotations are also available at hospitals in Oklahoma and Missouri. Before applying to the program, prospective students must pass the TEAS admission test and observe a radiologic technologist in action at one of the school’s affiliate medical facilities. All applications must be submitted by March 8 of each year.

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How to Become a Radiology Technologist in Kansas

Radiologic technologists in Kansas must be licensed by The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts to work in the state. To be eligible for licensure in Kansas, radiology technologists and technicians must be a graduate of an approved and accredited radiologic technology program, must pay all applicable fees, and must successfully pass an exam that has been approved by the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts. Radiologic technologists may automatically be granted a license if they already possess certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or if they hold a license from another state or the District of Columbia, provided that license has similar acquisition requirements as Kansas. Radiologic technologists must complete 12 continuing education credit hours to renew their license unless they can provide evidence of ARRT certification. ARRT-certified radiologic technologists must renew their license every two years, completing 24 continuing education credit hours and paying applicable fees.

Career Opportunities for Radiology Techs

Projected Job Growth

26.2%

Radiology Techs in Kansas from 2010-20203

The Kansas Labor Information Center predicts healthy job growth of 26.2 percent for radiologic technologists and technicians between 2010 and 2020.3 An estimated 2,476 radiology techs were employed in Kansas in 2010 with that number projected to increase to 3,124 in 2020.3 That’s slightly lower than the expected growth of 28 percent nationwide during the same 10 year period.4 Of the expected 1,032 radiologic technologist and technician jobs to open within the decade in Kansas, 648 of those positions are expected from growth while 384 are projected to be from vacated positions.3 Radiology techs in Kansas generally hold an associate’s degree, earning an annual average salary of $48,920 with an average hourly wage of $23.52.4 Radiologic technologists and technicians secure employment at medical facilities, doctors’ offices, imaging facilities, and hospitals in Kansas, including Mercy Regional Health Center, Hutchinson Regional Care System, the Department of Veteran Affairs, and Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University.

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Kansas Radiologic Technologist Salary and Jobs

City Number Employed Average Annual Salary
Manhattan 60 $45,960
Topeka 190 $48,350
Wichita 380 $48,260

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

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References:
1. National Center for Education Statistics: http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. College Prowler: http://collegeprowler.com/search/t-career/sm2-radiologic-technician/st-ks/
3. Kansas Labor Information Center: https://klic.dol.ks.gov/gsipub/index.asp?docid=367
4. Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/radiologic-technologists.htm#tab-6
5. Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ks.htm
6. Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oessrcma.htm

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