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Radiology Technologist Schools in Wyoming

This page contains a guide to radiologic technologist and technician schools in Wyoming that can help inform your choice on where to attend school. There are several degree programs for radiologic technologists and technicians in Wyoming that provide training and experience for students interested in learning about radiologic technology and diagnostic imaging. Online radiologic technologist and technician schools are other options to consider, which can offer greater flexibility and prospects for learning about specialty radiology practice areas. Read about the difference between radiology technologists and radiology technicians.

Quick Facts:

  • 3 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.
  • No schools offer a bachelor’s degree program in radiologic technology/science.
  • Highest graduation rate: Western Wyoming Community College, 46%.1
  • Highest transfer out rate: Laramie County Community College, 33%.1
  • Highest net price per year: Casper College, $5,853.1
  • Lowest net price per year: Laramie County Community College, $4,811.1
  • Highest student population: Laramie County Community College, 5,177.1
  • Lowest student population: Western Wyoming Community College, 3,965.1
  • Annual tuition range for radiologic technologist and technician programs at community colleges and career schools in Wyoming: $5,544-$5,952.2

Continue reading to find more information about careers in radiologic technology and radiologic technologist and technician schools in Wyoming.

JRCERT Accredited Radiography Programs

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

Casper College (Casper)
Laramie County Community College (Cheyenne)

Wyoming Radiology Technologist Degree Programs

Casper College
Casper College features a 24-month radiologic technology program leading to the Associate of Science in Radiography. Students will complete on-campus coursework and clinical rotations at affiliated hospitals and medical facilities and, upon completion of the program, will be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam. The highly competitive program accepts a maximum of 20 students each year, with applicants required to complete six prerequisite courses prior to submitting application materials. Applications are due February 15 each year. Successful applicants to the program begin their studies in April, completing their first course online, before beginning the program on campus in May.

Laramie County Community College
Students in Laramie County Community College’s two-year, full-time radiography program will earn an Associate of Applied Science upon successful completion of radiologic technology coursework and clinical rotations. Students generally complete general college course requirements prior to beginning the radiology technology program. Students will be assigned clinical rotations at local affiliated medical facilities, including Cheyenne Medical Specialists, Cheyenne Radiology Group, Premier Bone and Joint, Platte County Memorial Hospital, and Yellowstone Surgery. Clinical rotations generally occur between 7 am and 7 pm, with weekend and evening shifts required during the summer clinical rotation. Applications are due March 1 with accepted applicants beginning the program in the fall.

Western Wyoming Community College
Western Wyoming Community College, in conjunction with Weber State University in Utah, allows students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Radiography while remaining in Wyoming. Students first complete general college coursework at Western Wyoming Community College prior to beginning the radiologic technology program through Weber State University. Students accepted into the radiography program must go to Weber State University once a month for onsite work. Clinical rotations will be assigned at hospitals and other medical facilities in the student’s hometown or community, although some travel may be required. Applicants to the radiography program at Weber State University must complete all prerequisite coursework and submit application materials by the January 10 deadline.

How to Become a Radiology Technologist in Wyoming

Radiologic technologists and technicians must be licensed by the Wyoming Board of Radiologic Technologists Examiners to be eligible to work in the state of Wyoming. Licenses are granted to radiologic techs who are at least 18 years of age, who have graduated from an accredited radiology technology program, and who have earned their certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). To become ARRT certified, radiologic techs must pass the ARRT certification exam. Both the ARRT certification and Wyoming licensure must be renewed every two years. ARRT-certified radiologic technologists and technicians must complete 24 continuing education credits, fill out an application, and pay applicable fees to maintain their certification. Proof of ARRT certification or evidence of 24 credits of continuing education classes are both acceptable to renew the Wyoming license.

Career Opportunities for Radiology Techs

Projected Job Growth

24.9%

Radiology Techs in Wyoming from 2010-20203

Wyoming Labor Market Information projects significant job growth of 24.9% for radiologic technologists and technicians in the state between 2011 and 2021.3 The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts similar job growth – at 28% – for radiologic technologists and technicians nationwide between 2010 and 2020.4 An estimated 415 radiology tech jobs existed in Wyoming in 2011 and that number is expected to increase to 519 by 2021.3 Experts predict that 52 radiology tech positions will open each year with 10 attributed to growth and 42 to vacated positions.3 Wyoming Medical Center, Campbell County Memorial Hospital, Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, and Ivinson Memorial Hospital are among the hospitals, physicians’ offices, medical imaging facilities, and other medical facilities that typically hire radiologic technologists and technicians in the state.

Wyoming Radiologic Technologist Salary and Jobs

CityNumber EmployedAverage Annual Salary
Casper80$61,190
Cheyenne70$54,010

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

References:
1. National Center for Education Statistics: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. Niche: http://colleges.niche.com/search/t-career/sm2-radiologic-technician/st-wy/
3. Wyoming Labor Market Information: http://doe.state.wy.us/lmi/projections.htm
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