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Radiology Technologist Schools in Georgia

There are numerous radiologic technologist schools in Georgia offering programs from the associate’s to the bachelor’s degree level. This overview of radiologic technology programs and schools in the state will help you find the information you need to decide on the right program for your interests and career expectations. Online radiologic technology programs are another option in addition to traditional on-campus study; some students find the enhanced flexibility of online programs makes these schools a better match for their individual needs. Read about the difference between radiology technologists and radiology technicians. Find out more about radiologic technology schools and programs in Georgia by reading 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 information about potential career paths for radiologic techs.

Radiologic Technology Program Stats

  • There are 27 colleges and universities with radiologic technology degree programs in Georgia.1
  • 17 schools offer a certificate program in radiologic science.1
  • 23 colleges and universities offer an associate’s degree in radiologic science.1
  • 3 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

Institution-Wide Facts

  • Highest graduation rate*: Emory University 91%.1
  • Highest transfer-out rate*: Andrew College 63%.1
  • Highest net price per year*: Emory University $24,804.1
  • Lowest net price per year*: Oconee Fall Line Technical College $204.1
  • 24 radiologic technology programs are accredited by JRCERT (see below).*

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

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

We designed the following table to allow you to easily compare top-rated, not-for-profit radiologic technology and medical imaging programs in Georgia on a variety of factors. You can sort the table by clicking on the arrows in the top row. 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
Albany State UniversityYesNoNoJRCERT, CAAHEP70%$12,183
Albany Technical CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT79%78%100%$449
Andrew CollegeYesNoNo$18,095
Armstrong State UniversityNoYesNoJRCERT, CAAHEP, JRCNMT90%84%82%$18,854
Athens Technical CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT100%100%96%$5,841
Atlanta Technical CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT100%$2,618
Augusta Technical CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT79%92%84%$9,020
Augusta UniversityNoYesNoJRCERT, JRCNMT100%91%100%$13,180
Central Georgia Technical College-MaconYesNoNoJRCERT90%90%99%$3,294
Central Georgia Technical College-Warner RobinsYesNoNoJRCERT67%88%100%$3,294
Chattahoochee Technical CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT90%100%89%$3,969
Coastal Pines Technical CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT77%$3,083
College of Coastal GeorgiaYesNoNoJRCERT88%98%91%$10,354
Columbus Technical CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT, CAAHEP100%90%86%$7,601
Dalton State CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT82%100%100%$6,187
Darton State CollegeYesNoNo$8,494
Emory UniversityNoYesNoJRCERT69%97%93%$24,804
Georgia Northwestern Technical CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT, CAAHEP84%89%89%$3,202
Georgia State University-Perimeter CollegeYesNoNo$6,242
Gwinnett Technical CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT, CAAHEP76%99%93%$6,812
Lanier Technical CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT68%87%93%$5,350
Oconee Fall Line Technical CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT60%94%97%$204
Ogeechee Technical CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT, CAAHEP85%100%98%$6,221
Southeastern Technical CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT75%94%91%$3,907
Southern Crescent Technical CollegeYesNoNo$9,077
Southern Regional Technical CollegeYesNoNo$2,322
West Georgia Technical College-DouglasYesNoNoJRCERT78%96%78%$4,125
West Georgia Technical College-LaGrangeYesNoNoJRCERT88%95%94%$4,125
Wiregrass Georgia Technical CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT$2,458

*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

  • Albany State University (Albany)
  • Albany Technical College (Albany)
  • Armstrong State University (Savannah)
  • Athens Technical College (Athens)
  • Atlanta Technical College (Atlanta)
  • Augusta Technical College (Augusta)
  • Augusta University (Augusta)
  • Central Georgia Technical College-Macon (Macon)
  • Central Georgia Technical College-Warner Robins (Warner Robins)
  • Chattahoochee Technical College (Acworth)
  • Coastal Pines Technical College (Waycross)
  • College of Coastal Georgia (Brunswick)
  • Columbus Technical College (Columbus)
  • Dalton State College (Dalton)
  • Emory University (Atlanta)
  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College (Rome)
  • Gwinnett Technical College (Lawrenceville)
  • Lanier Technical College (Oakwood)
  • Oconee Fall Line Technical College (Dublin)
  • Ogeechee Technical College (Statesboro)
  • Southeastern Technical College (Vidalia)
  • West Georgia Technical College-Douglas (Douglasville)
  • West Georgia Technical College-LaGrange (LaGrange)
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (Valdosta)

CAAHEP Accredited Sonography Programs

  • Albany State University (Albany)
  • Armstrong State University (Savannah)
  • Columbus Technical College (Columbus)
  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College (Rome)
  • Gwinnett Technical College (Lawrenceville)
  • Ogeechee Technical College (Statesboro)

JRCNMT Accredited Nuclear Medicine Technology Programs

  • Armstrong State University (Savannah)
  • Augusta University (Augusta)

Georgia Radiology Technologist Degree Programs

Dalton State College

Dalton State offers a Radiologic Technology Program that culminates in the award of an Associate of Applied Science degree. This program is selective and admits cohorts of 17 students each summer semester. Candidates for the program must complete the pre-rad tech requirements with a cumulative college GPA of 2.00 on a 4.00 scale. Candidates who receive preliminary approval will then complete at least 20 hours of clinical apprenticeship. Once admitted to the Radiologic Technology Program, students will take courses in subjects such as radiographic anatomy, advanced radiologic science, and advanced clinical radiologic technology. At the same time, students will complete between 10 and 15 supervised clinical hours per week. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Graduates of the program are prepared to take the national American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam. Dalton State graduates have historically achieved high pass rates and scores on each section of the ARRT exam since the radiologic technology program was launched in 1998.

Lanier Technical College

Lanier Technical College’s 21-month Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology program prepares students to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) certification exam and to begin working in entry-level radiologic technologist positions. The intense program is likened to a full-time job and combines radiologic technology coursework with clinical rotations at local hospitals and medical facilities. Clinical rotations require students to work two to five days a week during varying eight-hour shifts. Students do not work on the weekends. Prospective applicants to the program are required to spend a minimum of four hours shadowing professionals in a radiology department and must complete nine classes before applying to the program. The top 40 applicants will be called for a personal interview and of those applicants, only 19 will be offered a seat in the program.

West Georgia Technical College

West Georgia Technical College confers the Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology to students who successfully complete the 93 credit program. Radiologic technology coursework provides students with a broad range of knowledge in routine radiography, trauma radiography, radiation therapy, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine. All students are assigned different clinical rotations throughout the program to allow them to gain experience in different medical environments. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the ARRT certification exam and be prepared to secure entry-level employment as rad techs. The admittance process is selective with successful applicants possessing a minimum GPA of 3.0 in general college coursework. All applicants must take the Psychological Service Bureau (PSB) Health Occupations Aptitude Examination Edition 3 and score a minimum of 200 on that exam. Applicants who take any other edition of the exam must score a minimum of 250 for consideration of admission to the program.

Georgia Perimeter College

Georgia Perimeter College awards the Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology to students who successfully complete its three-year program. Students typically complete 31 credit hours of general college coursework in English, communication, government, and history at the Perimeter College campus before taking required radiologic technology courses on site at the DeKalb Medical School of Radiologic Technology or at the Grady Health System School of Radiologic Technology. Before beginning the program, students must first be accepted into Georgia Perimeter College and either the DeKalb Medical School or Grady Health System School. Upon completion of the degree program, students are eligible to sit for the ARRT certification exam.

Georgia Northwest Technical College

Georgia Northwest Technical College offers an Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology on its Floyd Campus. Students generally complete general college requirements before focusing on radiologic technology coursework covering radiographic procedures, imaging, and radiographic pathology. Program participants must complete clinical rotations at a local hospital or medical facility each semester of the program. Successful applicants to the program must be at least 18 years old at the time of application and are required to sit a placement exam, which tests students on their knowledge of basic math, reading, and writing.

How to Become a Radiology Technologist in Georgia

Georgia does not currently require radiology technologists to become licensed or certified to work in the state. However, radiologic technologists can receive national certification through The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. ARRT certification requires radiologist techs to complete 24 continuing education credits every two years or to take an exam approved by the ARRT and to pay associated fees, which allows for renewal of the certification. Radiology techs in Georgia may also want to join and become involved in the Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists, Inc. Members of the professional organization can attend educational meetings and regional meetings. The group works to create and pass legislation that is beneficial to both the public and radiological technologists in the state.

Career Opportunities for Radiology Techs

Projected Job Growth

15.1%

Radiology Techs in Georgia from 2014-20243

The Georgia Department of Labor predicts a 15.1% job growth rate for radiologic technologists and technicians in the state between 2014 and 2024.3 That’s higher than the national projected job growth rate of 9% for the same period.4 Approximately 180 job openings for rad techs are expected each year, based on an estimated 80 openings per year from newly created positions and 100 openings per year from vacated positions.3 The average annual salary for radiologic technologists in Georgia was $51,910 per year as of 2016.5 Radiology technologists and technicians secure employment with hospitals, imaging centers, medical facilities, and doctors’ offices. Major employers of radiologic technologists in Georgia include Emory University Hospital, Northside Hospital, WellStar Kennestone Hospital, Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Piedmont Healthcare, and Atlanta Medical Center. Smaller imaging centers that employ rad techs in Georgia include Georgia Health Imaging, Athens Regional Medical Center, and American Health Imaging.

Georgia Radiologic Technologist Salary and Jobs

CityNumber EmployedAverage Annual Salary
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell2,300$54,020
Macon160$49,040
Rome160$51,770
Savannah290$49,760
Warner Robins100$46,270

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of May 2016.6

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. Georgia Labor Market Explorer: http://explorer.dol.state.ga.us/gsipub/index.asp?docid=389
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 2016 Occupational Employment and Wages, Radiologic Technologists: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292034.htm
6. Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oessrcma.htm