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Radiology Technologist Schools in Florida

The colleges and universities in Florida offer a broad array of programs for earning a degree or certificate in radiologic technology, including programs that can help you earn certifications in specialties like radiotherapy and fluoroscopy. This guide to radiologic technologist and technician schools in Florida will help you understand your options and compare schools to find the right match for you. You can also consider online radiologic technologist and technician schools, which some students find to be a better match to their needs over traditional on-campus study. Read about the difference between radiology technologists and radiology technicians. Continue learning about radiologic technologist and technician schools in Florida below, where you will find a table of top-rated rad tech programs and a list of nationally accredited radiologic technology programs as well as student reviews.

Radiologic Technology Program Stats

  • There are 28 colleges and universities with radiologic technology degree programs in Florida.1
  • 12 schools offer a certificate program in radiologic science.1
  • 25 colleges and universities offer an associate’s degree in radiologic science.1
  • 5 colleges and universities offer a bachelor’s degree in radiologic science.1
  • No schools offer a master’s or advanced degree in radiologic science.1

For not-for-profit schools with radiologic technology programs.

Credentialing Exam Pass Rate and Accreditation Information for Medical Imaging Schools in Florida

We designed the following table to allow you to easily compare top-rated, not-for-profit radiologic technology and medical imaging programs in Florida on a variety of factors. You can sort the table by clicking on any header. Since many state licensing boards and organizations that offer credentialing exams such as the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) require that aspiring radiologic technologists complete a recognized program, accreditation is an important factor in evaluating schools. Additionally, if you are considering transferring from an associate’s degree to a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the imaging sciences, or are interested in pursuing a specialized certificate in the future, be aware that many programs consider accreditation for previously completed programs in their admissions decisions. Finally, you should always check with your state’s licensing board to ensure that the program you are considering will meet licensure requirements.

School NameAssociate’s Imaging ProgramBachelor’s Imaging ProgramGraduate Imaging ProgramNational AccreditationCompletion Rate2*Credential Exam Pass Rate2*Job Placement Rate2*Net Price**1
Broward College-Central CampusYesNoNoJRCERT65%95%84$8,734
Broward College-North CampusYesNoNoJRCERT, CAAHEP, JRCNMT45%97%85%$8,734
College of Central FloridaYesNoNoJRCERT$6,990
Daytona State CollegeYesNoNo$6,064
Eastern Florida State CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT, CAAHEP82%86%100%$5,354
Florida SouthWestern State CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT82%99%97%$8,529
Florida State College at JacksonvilleYesNoNo$4,422
Gulf Coast State CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT80%96%100%$3,746
Hillsborough Community CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT, CAAHEP, JRCNMT86%100%89%$4,845
Indian River State CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT59%100%98%$1,064
Marion Technical CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT81%83%99%$6,403
Miami Dade CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT, CAAHEP, JRCNMT93%87%89%$7,062
Northwest Florida State CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT$7,963
Nova Southeastern UniversityNoYesYesCAAHEP$26,740
Palm Beach State College-Palm Beach GardensYesNoNoJRCERT, CAAHEP70%96%98%$3,813
Pasco-Hernando State CollegeYesNoNo$6,127
Pensacola State CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT75%84%90%$5,607
Polk State CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT, CAAHEP85%87%100%$8,402
Saint Johns River State CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT83%92%96%$6,351
Santa Fe CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT, CAAHEP, JRCNMT85%99%84%$8,001
Southeastern CollegeYesNoNoCAAHEP
South Florida State CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT100%78%100%$5,411
St. Petersburg CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT77%97%97%$7,077
State College of Florida-Manatee-SarasotaYesNoNoJRCERT47%96%100%$12,772
Tallahassee Community CollegeYesNoNo$4,092
UF Health Jacksonville School of RadiologyYesNoNoJRCERT55%86%96%
Valencia CollegeYesYesNoJRCERT, CAAHEP77%100%90%$5,901

*Completion Rate, Credential Exam Pass Rate, and Job Placement Rate data are from Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Program Effectiveness Data for JRCERT-accredited programs.
**Net price is the annual cost per year for undergraduate tuition as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics based on the cost of tuition, books, room and board, and related expenses for students who qualify for in-state tuition and fees, after deducting the average financial aid award.

Accredited Medical Imaging Programs

JRCERT Accredited Radiography Programs

  • Broward College-Central Campus (Davie)
  • Broward College-North Campus (Coconut Creek)
  • College of Central Florida (Ocala)
  • Eastern Florida State College (Melbourne)
  • Florida SouthWestern State College (Ft. Meyers)
  • Gulf Coast State College (Panama City)
  • Hillsborough Community College (Tampa)
  • Indian River State College (Fort Pierce)
  • Marion Technical College (Ocala)
  • Miami Dade College (Miami)
  • Northwest Florida State College (Niceville)
  • Palm Beach State College-Palm Beach Gardens (Palm Beach Gardens)
  • Pensacola State College (Pensacola)
  • Polk State College (Lakeland)
  • Santa Fe College (Gainesville)
  • South Florida State College (Avon Park)
  • St. Johns River State College (St. Augustine)
  • St. Petersburg College (St. Petersburg)
  • State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota (Bradenton)
  • UF Health Jacksonville School of Radiology
  • Valencia College (Orlando)

CAAHEP Accredited Sonography Programs

  • Broward College-North Campus (Coconut Creek)
  • Eastern Florida State College (Melbourne)
  • Hillsborough Community College (Tampa)
  • Miami Dade College (Miami)
  • Nova Southeastern University (Ft. Lauderdale)
  • Palm Beach State College-Palm Beach Gardens (Palm Beach Gardens)
  • Polk State College (Lakeland)
  • Santa Fe College (Gainesville)
  • Southeastern College (Miami Lakes)
  • Valencia College (Orlando)

JRCNMT Accredited Nuclear Medicine Technology Programs

  • Broward College-North Campus (Coconut Creek)
  • Hillsborough Community College (Tampa)
  • Miami Dade College (Miami)
  • Santa Fe College (Gainesville)

Florida Radiology Technologist Degree Programs

University of Florida – Shands Teaching Hospital, Jacksonville

The University of Florida Health (or UF Health) Shands Teaching Hospital offers a radiologic technology program. Applicants must pass an entrance exam to be accepted, and they must also have completed program pre-requisite courses (including College Algebra and Anatomy & Physiology) with an average grade of “C” or better. The 23-month program is accredited by JRCERT and requires a commitment of at least 40 hours per week from its students, in addition to six to eight hours per week for homework and projects. Only eight to 10 new students are accepted each year and clinical rotations last for three weeks each. The program begins in January of each year.

Tallahassee Community College

Students who successfully complete the radiologic technology program at Tallahassee Community College will earn an Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology and will be eligible to sit the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam. The two-year program requires students to complete radiographic positioning, radiographic pathology, radiation biology, and radiation physics coursework in addition to clinical education at a local medical facility. Clinical rotations are required each semester of the program. Successful applicants to the competitive program begin their studies in the spring semester. All applicants must pass, with a minimum 75% score, the HESI A2 exam, a basic entrance exam covering math, grammar, reading, and vocabulary.

Hillsborough Community College

Graduates of Hillsborough Community College’s 22-month Associate in Science degree in Radiography will be eligible to sit the ARRT certification exam and for licensure in the state of Florida. The school boasts a high pass rate for graduates who have taken the ARRT certification exam over the past five years. Students will complete such radiologic technology coursework as special radiographic procedures, radiographic positioning, and radiographic exposure in addition to doing lab work on campus and in clinical rotations at local medical facilities. Clinical rotations require students to work for 24 hours a week. The radiography program is extremely competitive with 20 students accepted out of an average 100 applicants each year. Applicants are required to complete all prerequisite courses prior to applying for the radiography program, and the GPA from those courses is heavily considered in determining who will be offered a seat in the program. Classes begin in August of every year.

South Florida State College

South Florida State College offers an Associate in Applied Science in Radiography for students who want to pursue a career as a radiologic technologist. Graduates of the 77-credit program will be eligible to sit the ARRT certification exam and will be eligible for licensure in the state of Florida. All radiologic technology students, who typically earn their degree in two years, will complete clinical rotations each semester and will be required to make up any missed time to receive credit for their work. Students of the program are encouraged to join the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, which allows for additional networking and educational opportunities. Prospective applicants may apply for the program between the second week in January and the second Friday in April. All applicants must first complete three prerequisite courses before applying for admission: Anatomy & Physiology, freshman English, and College Algebra.

How to Become a Radiology Technologist in Florida

Florida requires all radiologic technologists and technicians to become certified by the Department of Health’s Bureau of Radiation Control to work in the state. Radiologic techs must have graduated from an approved radiologic technology program to be eligible to sit for the state exam. Eligible radiology techs will submit an application providing evidence of eligibility and an exam date will be scheduled. To maintain certification in Florida, radiologic technologists and technicians must apply for renewal every two years, complete 12 hours of continuing education, and pay applicable fees. State inspectors routinely inspect X-ray machines and other equipment at medical facilities and, during those inspections, all radiologic techs working at the facility are checked to ensure they hold the appropriate license(s). Radiologic technologists and technicians may also opt to take the ARRT certification exam, which provides them with national certification. As with the Florida state-level license, ARRT certification requires renewal every two years with radiology techs completing 24 continuing education credits and paying applicable fees.

Career Opportunities for Radiology Techs

Projected Job Growth

19.8%

Radiology Techs in Florida from 2016-20263

Estimates predict healthy job growth of approximately 19.8% for radiology techs in the state between 2016 and 2026, which is above the nationwide estimates of 12% job growth for radiologic technologists and technicians between 2016 and 2026.3,4 Radiologic technologist and technician positions tallied 13,590 statewide in 2018, with that number expected to rise to 16,140 by 2026.3 The mean annual wage for radiologic techs in Florida, who typically hold an associate’s degree, was $56,650 in 2018.5 According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Florida has the third-highest number of employed radiologic techs of any state in the US.5 Radiologic technologist and technicians generally secure employment in hospitals, physicians’ offices, imaging centers, and other medical facilities in Florida, such as Adventist Health System, Jupiter Medical Center, the University of Central Florida, MedExpress, Holy Cross Hospital of Florida, and West Florida Hospital.

Florida Radiologic Technologist Salary and Jobs

CityNumber EmployedAverage Annual Salary
Cape Coral-Fort Myers510$60,610
Gainesville360$54,980
Jacksonville800$56,130
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach4,140$57,370
Tallahassee190$53,550

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of May 2018.6

Student Reviews

Note: Student Reviews are based on the experiences of a few individuals and it is unlikely that you will have similar results. Please review the “Data, Student Reviews and Other Information” section in our Terms of Use and Disclaimers.

Broward College
4205 Bonaventure Blvd
Weston, FL 33332
(954) 201-8501
http://www.broward.edu/Pages/home.aspx

Student Review: “This is a great program over here at Broward college. This is a very professional school and the staff is very helpful and courteous. The program director is DR. A and she is very knowledgeable about the subject of radiation therapy. She teaches most of the classes associated with the program, so there is a great level of continuity in the program. The classes are tough but you learn a lot and there is help with tutoring available on campus should you need it. All and all this is an excellent program that more than prepares you for the field of radiation therapy.” – Student at Broward College
stars-4

Eastern Florida State College
3865 N Wickham Rd
Melbourne, FL 32935
(321) 632-1111
http://www.easternflorida.edu/

Student Review: “Attending the Radiography program at Eastern Florida State College was one of my best decisions. This was an excellent field of study that really opened the door to my healthcare career. After completing my required clinical work, I was allowed to explore other related fields such as mammography, MRI, CT, and Radiation Therapy. The teachers were very easy going and explained all of the information clearly in class. They gave lots of real-world examples and allowed us ample time for hands-on practice in the classroom. The hospitals and medical facilities that were available had many techs in the Radiology department that were happy to help the students learn. After graduating I continued my studies to get a Bachelor’s Degree before I started working in the field. I would absolutely recommend this program to anyone interested in this field.” – Student at Eastern Florida State College
stars-5

Valencia College
1800 S Kirkman Rd
Orlando, FL 32811
(407) 299-5000
https://valenciacollege.edu/

Student Review: “I am in my second to last semester of the radiologic science bachelors degree at Valencia college and couldn’t be happier. All of my professors have been accessible and friendly, the content is interesting and enriching and I feel it is helping me to not only improve but advance in my current field. I feel in time a bachelors degree will not only be a plus for the profession but it will eventually be mandatory. The education I am receiving is helping me improve my patient care skills, improving my technical abilities and overall helping me to be a better employee and technologist. I recommend this program to anyone and everyone I know, it has been an enriching and enlightening experience for me.” – Student at Valencia College
stars-4

References:
1. National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Program Effectiveness Data: https://www.jrcert.org/resources/program-effectiveness-data/
3. Projections Central Long Term Occupational Projections: https://projectionscentral.com/Projections/LongTerm
4. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, Radiologic and MRI Technologists: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/radiologic-technologists.htm
5. Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2018 Occupational Employment and Wages, Radiologic Technologists: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292034.htm
6. Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oessrcma.htm