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Radiology Technologist Schools in New Hampshire

New Hampshire’s colleges and universities provide several radiologic technology programs that offer a route to earning a degree or certificate in this exciting field. This overview of radiologic technologist and technician programs in New Hampshire will help you find key information that you can use to make the right choice. In addition to traditional on campus programs, online radiologic technologist and technician programs can be a good fit, and may offer enhanced flexibility and independent study opportunities. Read about the difference between radiology technologists and radiology technicians.

Quick Facts:

  • 2 colleges and universities offer a degree program in radiologic technology/science.
  • 1 school offers a certificate program in radiologic technology/science.
  • 2 schools offer an associate’s degree program in radiologic technology/science.
  • No schools offer a bachelor’s degree program in radiologic technology/science.
  • Highest graduation rate: NHTI-Concord’s Community College, 27%.1
  • Highest transfer out rate: Lebanon College, 50%.1
  • Highest net price per year: Lebanon College, $18,382.1
  • Lowest net price per year: NHTI-Concord’s Community College, $15,222.1
  • Highest student population: NHTI-Concord’s Community College, 4,324.1
  • Lowest student population: Lebanon College, 176.1
  • Annual tuition range for radiologic technologist and technician programs at community colleges and career schools in New Hampshire: $6,998-$15,936.2

To learn more about radiologic technologist and technician schools in New Hampshire and careers for radiologic techs, continue reading this page.

JRCERT Accredited Radiography Programs

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

Lebanon College (Lebanon)
NHTI/Concord’s Community College (Concord)

New Hampshire Radiology Technologist Degree Programs

Lebanon College
Located in Lebanon, New Hampshire, Lebanon College is a two-year nonprofit institute of higher education that grants Associate of Science degrees to students who successfully complete the radiography program. The radiography program aims to prepare students to perform as competent radiographers. Through both academic coursework and clinical rotations, Lebanon College radiography students learn the necessary skills for entry-level positions as radiology technologists; by graduation, students should be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of anatomy and radiologic positioning, demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills, communicate effectively with patients and healthcare providers using proper medical terminology, and exhibit professional and ethical behavior in the process of radiographic examinations. Each student in the radiography program is assigned a faculty advisor who will guide the student through the academic process. In the clinical component of the program, radiography students experience three clinical rotations, each at a distinct medical facility. Students work 32 to 40 hours per week during the course of their clinical experiences. At the completion of the JRCERT-certified program, students will be qualified to take the ARRT certifying examination.

New Hampshire Technical Institute – Concord
The New Hampshire Technical Institute offers an Associate of Science degree in radiologic technology at its Concord campus. The 24-month program integrates scientific theory with applicable medical skills through a combination of didactic study and intensive clinical practice. The NHTI-Concord program emphasizes the effective use of radiographic equipment and care for patients in its approach. Students complete an 80-credit program that includes courses such as Radiographic Positioning, Radiologic Nursing Procedures, Radiographic Equipment Operation and Maintenance, Image Production and Evaluation, Communications, Radiation Protection, and Contemporary Ethical Issues. Students conduct clinical internships at hospitals associated with the college, including Catholic Medical Center, Concord Hospital, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Elliot Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, Huggins Hospital, Lakes Region General Hospital, Memorial Hospital, Parkland Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, VA Medical Center, and Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. The radiologic technology program is highly competitive, and selection is determined based on GPA, personal essays, interviews, and an observation in a radiology department at a hospital. The starting date for the program is in early summer.

How to Become a Radiology Technologist in New Hampshire

New Hampshire does not require licensure or registration for radiologic technologists, although most employers of radiologic technologists in the state typically expect candidates to be certified through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or other credentialing bodies such as the American Registry of Clinical Radiographic Technologists (ARCRT). Students may apply for ARRT certification up to three months prior to graduating from a radiology technologist program. To maintain ARRT certification, candidates must meet continuing education and qualification requirements.

Career Opportunities for Radiology Techs in New Hampshire

Projected Job Growth

20.2%

Radiology Techs in New Hampshire from 2010-20204

About 880 radiologic technologists and technicians are employed in New Hampshire, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average salary for a radiology tech in the state is $58,880.3 Radiology technologist and technician employment in New Hampshire is projected to increase 20.2% in the decade ending in 2020.4 According to US News & World Report, the top three hospitals in New Hampshire are Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, Wentworth-Douglas Hospital in Dover, and Concord Hospital in Concord. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center tops the chart with 11 ranked high-performing specialties. Other hospital and medical centers with radiology departments include Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, Cottage Hospital in Benton, Four Seasons Imaging in Nashua, Parkland Medical Center in Derry, Salem Radiology LLP in Salem, The Memorial Hospital in North Conway, and Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster. Radiology technologists and technicians may also find employment opportunities at orthopedic practices such as Concord Orthopaedics PA and Orthopaedic Surgical Association of Lowell PC.

New Hampshire Radiologic Technologist Salary and Jobs

CityNumber EmployedAverage Annual Salary
Manchester170$59,250
Portsmouthno data$58,000

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


References:
1. National Center for Education Statistics: http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. Niche: http://colleges.niche.com/search/t-career/sm2-radiologic-technician/st-nh/
3. Bureau of Labor Statistics: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nh.htm
4. New Hampshire Employment Security: http://www.nhes.nh.gov/
5. Bureau of Labor Statistics: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oessrcma.htm