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Radiology Technologist Schools in Vermont

The following guide to radiologic technologist and technician schools in Vermont will provide you with factual information to help you decide where to attend school. The colleges and universities in Vermont offer several degree programs for aspiring radiologic technologists and technicians. Online radiologic technologist and technician schools also offer degrees and certificates that may be a suitable match for your learning style and scheduling needs. Read about the difference between radiology technologists and radiology technicians.

Quick Facts:

  • 4 colleges and universities offer a degree program in radiologic technology/science.
  • No schools offer a certificate program in radiologic technology/science.
  • 3 schools offer an associate’s degree program in radiologic technology/science.
  • 4 schools offer a bachelor’s degree program in radiologic technology/science.
  • Highest graduation rate: University of Vermont, 72%.1
  • Highest transfer out rate: College of St Joseph, 33%.1
  • Highest net price per year: Champlain College, $31,160.1
  • Lowest net price per year: University of Vermont, $15,498.1
  • Highest student population: University of Vermont, 13,478.1
  • Lowest student population: College of St Joseph, 377.1

Learn more about radiologic technologist and technician schools in Vermont and career projections for radiologic techs in the state by continuing to read below.

JRCERT Accredited Radiography Programs

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

Champlain College (Burlington)
Southern Vermont College (Bennington)

Vermont Radiology Technologist Degree Programs

Southern Vermont College
Southern Vermont College awards the Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences to students who successfully complete the four-year, 135 credit program. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam and to work as a radiologic technologist or in a management position. Students will complete four clinical rotations at local hospitals and affiliated medical facilities in and near Bennington during the four-year program in addition to taking classes in such topics as radiographic positioning, radiographic exposure, radiation protection and biology, and digital imaging and processing. New students to the program, who enter the college with 12 credits or fewer, must take a class focusing on achieving college success during their first semester.

Champlain College
Champlain College’s radiography major provides students with an in-depth understanding of radiologic technology through coursework, on-campus labs, and clinical rotations at local hospitals and medical facilities. The two-year, full-time program leads to the Associate of Applied Science in Radiography. In addition to general college requirements, students will complete a full menu of radiology technology courses in radiographic science, anatomy and physiology, advanced imaging modalities, and radiographic pathology. Clinical rotations begin the first semester of the program and students will log a minimum of 1,600 hours of work over two years, including the summer between the first and second years of the program. Regular applications are due on February 1. However, students may also apply by the first early decision deadline of November 1 or the second early decision deadline of January 15.

College of St. Joseph
The College of St. Joseph’s radiography program allows students, who have already graduated from an accredited radiology technology program or who plan to complete an accredited radiologic technology program, to earn their Associate of Science or Bachelor of Science in Radiography. Students who have already completed a radiography program need only to complete 15 credits in liberal studies to earn their Associate of Science in Radiography. Students preparing to enter a radiology technology program may complete 24 credits toward their associate degree, which will be awarded following the successful completion of the radiology technology program. The 24 credits will cover math, science, and other liberal arts classes.

How to Become a Radiology Technologist in Vermont

The Vermont Office of Professional Regulation requires all radiologic technologists and technicians to become licensed before working in the state of Vermont. To be eligible for licensing, radiologic techs must have graduated from an approved and accredited radiology technology program and must either pass an exam given by the Vermont Board of Radiologic Technology or become certified through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Vermont licensees must renew their licenses every two years by filling out an application and paying a fee. ARRT-certified radiologic technologists and technicians must also renew their licenses every two years by filling out an application, paying a fee, and completing 24 continuing education credits.

Career Opportunities for Radiology Techs

Projected Job Growth

14%

Radiology Techs in Vermont from 2010-20202

The Vermont Department of Labor predicts that radiologic technologists and technicians will enjoy modest job growth of an estimated 14% between 2010 and 2020.2 Nationwide job growth for radiologic technologists and technicians, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is expected to be more significant at 28% over the same 10-year period.3 An estimated 14 new radiologic technologist and technician jobs are expected to open each year in Vermont with seven from newly created positions and seven from vacated positions.2 Radiology techs find employment at hospitals, doctors’ offices, imaging facilities, and other medical facilities in Vermont, such as Springfield Medical Care Systems, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Rutland Regional Medical Center, and Northwestern Medical Center.

Vermont Radiologic Technologist Salary and Jobs

CityNumber EmployedAverage Annual Salary
Southern Vermont Nonmetropolitan Area200$52,360
Northern Vermont Nonmetropolitan Area60$58,590

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

References:
1. National Center for Education Statistics: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. State of Vermont Department of Labor: http://www.vtlmi.info/occupation.cfm
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