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Radiology Technologist Schools in Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s diverse colleges and universities provide a variety of options for earning a degree in radiologic technology. This guide to radiologic technologist and technician schools in Wisconsin provides key information so that you can make an informed choice. Online radiologic technologist and technician schools are also an option. Online programs in radiologic technology can provide flexible avenues for self-directed study for students who prefer to work independently but appreciate opportunities to collaborate with peers when needed. Read about the difference between radiology technologists and radiology technicians.

Quick Facts:

  • 15 colleges and universities offer a degree program in radiologic technology/science.
  • No schools offer a certificate program in radiologic technology/science.
  • 11 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: Bellin College, 78%.1
  • Highest transfer out rate: Milwaukee Area Technical College, 26%.1
  • Highest net price per year: Concordia University-Wisconsin, $21,259.1
  • Lowest net price per year: Chippewa Valley Technical College, $7,978.1
  • Highest student population: Milwaukee Area Technical College, 19,480.1
  • Lowest student population: Bellin College, 310.1
  • Annual tuition range for radiologic technologist and technician programs at community colleges and career schools in Wisconsin: $2,150-$10,694.2

Continue learning about radiologic technologist and technician schools in Wisconsin, popular programs, and more by reading 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.

Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center (Milwaukee)
Bellin College (Green Bay)
Blackhawk Technical College (Janesville)
Chippewa Valley Technical College (Eau Claire)
Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital (Milwaukee)
Lakeshore Technical College (Cleveland)
Madison Area Technical College (Madison)
Marian University (Oshkosh)
Milwaukee Area Technical College (Milwaukee)
Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital (Marshfield)
Moraine Park Technical College (Fond du Lac)
Northcentral Technical College (Wausau)
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (Green Bay)
Theda Clark Medical Center (Neenah)
University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics (Madison)
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Milwaukee)
Western Technical College (LaCrosse)
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – St. Joseph – Brown Deer Campus (Brown Deer)
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare/All Saints (Racine)

Wisconsin Radiology Technologist Degree Programs

Marian University
Students in Marian University’s radiology technology program will complete four years of general college and radiologic technology coursework and clinical rotations to earn a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology. Students will spend the first two years of the program completing general college requirements in English, humanities, anatomy and physiology, and life systems before beginning radiology technology coursework, through Marian University, at the Mercy Medical Center. Students will also complete a minimum of 1,900 hours of work in the field during the program with clinical rotations assigned in various areas including MRI and cardiac catheterization. Clinical rotations take place at one of the university’s affiliated medical facilities including Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics.

Mount Mary College
Mount Mary College, in conjunction with Froedtert Hospital and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, features a four-year undergraduate program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology. Students spend their freshman and sophomore years on the Mount Mary College campus, completing all general college coursework before applying to the radiologic technology program at one of the two affiliated hospitals. Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA during their first two years to be eligible for admission to the radiology technology program. The second two years of the program are spent on site at Froedtert Hospital or Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, where students participate in intensive radiology technology coursework and clinical fieldwork.

Concordia University Wisconsin
Concordia University Wisconsin confers the Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology upon successful completion of the four-year program. Students will spend the first two years of the undergraduate program on campus at Concordia University, completing general education and liberal arts coursework. The final two years are spent in an accredited radiology technology program at an affiliated hospital, where students will complete clinical rotations and radiology technology coursework. Students are not guaranteed a spot in the competitive radiology technology program upon completion of general coursework. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in their freshman and sophomore years to be considered for a clinical placement. Approximately 25 to 30 students enter the program each year with an average of 15 students assigned clinical placements each year.

How to Become a Radiology Technologist in Wisconsin

Radiologic technologists and technicians must be licensed by The Wisconsin Department of Health Services to work in the state of Wisconsin. To become certified in Wisconsin, radiology techs must first become certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). ARRT certification requires that radiologic techs have graduated from an accredited radiology technology program and have passed the ARRT certification exam in addition to completing an application and paying the applicable fees. Maintaining ARRT certification also fulfills all requirements for renewing Wisconsin certification. Both ARRT and Wisconsin certification must be renewed every two years. ARRT-certified radiology techs must complete 24 continuing education credits to renew their certification.

Career Opportunities for Radiology Techs

Projected Job Growth

24%

Radiology Techs in Wisconsin from 2010-20203

Wisconsin’s Worknet projects healthy job growth of 24% for radiologic technologists and technicians in the state between 2010 and 2020.3 The expected growth is on par with the predicted nationwide growth of 28% for radiologic technologists and technicians during the same decade.4 An estimated 4,650 radiologic technologist and technician positions existed in 2010 compared to an expected 5,770 jobs in 2020.3 Of the 1,840 total radiologic technologist and technician positions expected to open in Wisconsin during the 10-year period, 1,120 are expected to be as the result of growth with the remaining 720 as the result of replacements.3 Hospitals, doctors’ offices, medical imaging facilities, government agencies, and other medical facilities all typically hire radiologic technologists and technicians. Monroe Clinic, Children’s Hospital and Health System, GE Healthcare, and the National Guard are organizations that hire radiology techs in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Radiologic Technologist Salary and Jobs

CityNumber EmployedAverage Annual Salary
Appleton100$47,960
Eau Claire130$51,720
Green Bay300$51,820
Madison480$53,320
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis1,220$56,950
Wausau110$51,630

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-wi/
3. State of Wisconsin Office of Economic Advisors: http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/oea/
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