Radiology Technologist Schools in Utah
The colleges and universities in Utah offer several programs for earning a degree or certificate in radiologic technology. This overview of radiologic technologist and technician schools in Utah will provide you with the information you need to decide where to attend school in line with your personal interests and career goals. You may also wish to consider online radiologic technologist and technician schools as a more flexible alternative to traditional on-campus study. Read about the difference between radiology technologists and radiology technicians.
- 5 colleges and universities offer a degree program in radiologic technology/science.
- 1 school offers a certificate program in radiologic technology/science.
- 4 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: Utah State University, 53%.1
- Highest transfer out rate: Dixie State University, 42%.1
- Highest net price per year: Dixie State University, $15,007.1
- Lowest net price per year: Davis Applied Technology College, $2,033.1
- Highest student population: Salt Lake Community College, 33,420.1
- Lowest student population: Davis Applied Technology College, 3,746.1
- Annual tuition range for radiologic technologist and technician programs at community colleges and career schools in Utah: $12,117-$12,117.2
Keep reading this page for more information on radiologic technologist and technician schools in Utah and career projections for radiologic techs in the state.
JRCERT Accredited Radiography Programs
The following programs are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on
Education in Radiologic Technology for radiography as of 2014.
Dixie State University (St. George)
Salt Lake Community College – Jordan Campus (West Jordan)
Utah Radiology Technologist Degree Programs
Dixie State University
Dixie State University’s full-time, two-year radiology technology program leads to an Associate of Applied Science in Medical Radiography and prepares students to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam. The five-semester program consists of radiology coursework and clinical rotations. Students should be prepared to work variable shifts at a hospital or local medical facility. Saturday work is required during the third through fifth semesters. The college reports a 100% pass rate from 2007 through 2010 for graduates who took the ARRT certification exam. Prior to applying for the medical radiography program, applicants must complete 11 prerequisite courses and take the Psychological Services Bureau, Inc. Occupations Aptitude Examination. Applications are due on March 1.
Salt Lake Community College
Salt Lake Community College confers the Associate of Applied Sciences in Radiologic Technology to students who have successfully completed the five semester, full-time radiology technology program. Students who want to earn their degree part-time may do so by applying for the evening program, which is offered in even numbered years. Full-time students should be willing to devote 40 hours a week to daytime coursework and clinical rotations. Students typically spend one or two days a week on campus completing required coursework and the remaining three days a week at a clinical rotation. Prospective applicants must first complete four prerequisite courses in biology, English, math, and an introductory radiology technology course, earning a minimum of a C in each course to be considered for admission into the radiography program.
Weber State University
Weber State University features a two-year, full-time program leading to the Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology. Students will complete a well-rounded curriculum of on-campus coursework and clinical rotations. Radiologic technology students will be assigned a clinical rotation at one of the university’s affiliated hospitals or medical facilities, such as Alta View Hospital, Logan Regional Hospital, St. Mark’s Hospital, and Tanner Clinic. Not all affiliates accept radiology tech students every year. Radiology technology coursework covers radiographic exposure, patient care and assessment, and basic sectional anatomy. Applications are due by January 10 each year with acceptance letters mailed in May and new students beginning the program during the fall semester.
How to Become a Radiology Technologist in Utah
The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing requires radiologic technologists and technicians to become licensed before working in the state. To apply for licensure in Utah, radiologic techs must first become certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). ARRT certification requires radiology technologists and technicians to have graduated from an accredited radiology technology program, to pass the certification exam, and to pay applicable fees. Current radiology technology students can begin the application process three months prior to graduation. Once ARRT certified, radiologic techs must fill out an application, provide proof of their ARRT certification, and pay applicable fees to obtain their Utah license. Radiologic technologist and technician licenses in Utah expire on May 31 of odd numbered years and require licensees to fill out an application, pay a fee, and complete 16 hours of continuing education credits. ARRT certification renewal occurs every two years. ARRT-certified radiologic techs must complete 24 continuing education credits or take an ARRT exam and pay applicable fees to renew certification.
Career Opportunities for Radiology Techs
Projected Job Growth
Radiology Techs in Utah from 2010-20203
The Utah Department of Workforce Services projects substantial job growth of 31% for radiologic technologists and technicians in the state between 2010 and 2020.3 Nationwide, radiologic technologist and technician positions are expected to grow 28% over the same 10 year period.4 Experts predict that 70 new radiology technology jobs will open each year in Utah with 50 the result of growth and 20 from vacated positions.3 Radiologic techs in the state typically hold an associate’s degree. Hospitals, private doctors’ offices, imaging centers, and other medical facilities generally employ radiologic technologists and technicians. Those organizations that hire radiologic technologists and technicians in Utah include Intermountain Healthcare, the University of Utah, St. Mark’s Hospital, and Ogden Regional Medical Center.
Utah Radiologic Technologist Salary and Jobs
|City||Number Employed||Average Annual Salary|
|Salt Lake City||710||$51,380|
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of May 2012.
1. National Center for Education Statistics: http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. Niche: http://colleges.niche.com/search/t-career/sm2-radiologic-technician/st-ut/
3. Utah.gov: http://jobs.utah.gov/wi/pubs/outlooks/state/
4. Bureau of Labor Statistics: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/radiologic-technologists.htm#tab-6
5. Bureau of Labor Statistics: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oessrcma.htm