Radiology Technologist Schools and Careers in Hawaii

    Earning a degree or certificate in radiologic technology is the first step to a career as a radiologic technologist. This overview of radiologic technologist schools in Hawaii provides detailed information about the radiologic technology program in the state. Because Hawaii has limited options for pursuing a degree in rad tech, prospective students may be interested in pursuing an online radiologic technologist program, which may offer broader options and flexibility as well as opportunities. Read about the difference between radiology technologists and radiology technicians. Continue reading this page for further information on the radiologic technologist school in Hawaii, including a table of rad tech program information and career prospects for graduates.

    Quick Facts

    • There is 1 not-for-profit college with a radiologic technology degree program in Hawaii.1
    • No schools offer a certificate program in radiologic science.1
    • 1 school offers an associate’s degree in radiologic science.1
    • No schools offer a bachelor’s degree in radiologic science.1
    • No schools offer a master’s or advanced degree in radiologic science.1
    • 1 school has a medical imaging program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).2
    • No schools have medical imaging programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).3
    • No schools have medical imaging programs accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT).4

    Hawaii Medical Imaging Schools

    We have designed the following table to allow you to view information on the only not-for-profit radiologic technology and medical imaging program in Hawaii. You should check with the Hawaii Department of Health, Indoor and Radiological Health Branch (IRHB) to ensure that the program you are considering will meet licensure requirements.

    School NameAssociate’s Imaging ProgramBachelor’s Imaging ProgramGraduate Imaging ProgramNational AccreditationCompletion Rate2Credential Exam Pass Rate2Job Placement Rate2Net Price1
    Kapi’olani Community CollegeYesJRCERT100%100%96%$6,886

    • — indicates none.
    • N.Av. indicates no data available.

    Schools in Hawaii with Radiology Technologist Degree Programs

    Kapi’olani Community College

    Kapi’olani Community College awards the Associate of Science (AS) in Radiologic Technology to students who successfully complete its two-year program. Students engage in on-campus coursework, clinical rotations at local hospitals and medical facilities, and hands-on experience in the college’s laboratory. Courses such as Special Radiographic Procedures; Radiation Biology and Protection; and Radiographic Film Critique are included in the 88-credit curriculum. Before being admitted to the program, applicants must complete the prerequisite courses with at least a “C” and pass an assessment exam with a score of 75% or higher. Successful applicants begin the full-time program in the fall semester. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 and receive a grade of “C” or higher in all required courses. Graduates of the program will be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam.

    How to Become a Radiology Technologist in Hawaii

    Hawaii requires radiologic technologists to be licensed by the Hawaii Department of Health, Indoor and Radiological Health Branch (IRHB) to practice in the state. The IRHB issues licenses for radiographers, radiation therapists, and nuclear medicine technologists. In order to receive a license, rad techs must first be certified by the ARRT or the Nuclear Medicine Technologist Certification Board (NMTCB). Certification and licensure require the following steps:

    1. Complete an approved educational program. The ARRT and NMTCB require candidates for certification to complete an approved educational program in their specific modality. ARRT certification also requires candidates to receive an associate degree or higher in any field.
    2. Take and pass a certification exam. Candidates for certification must apply to either the ARRT or NMTCB to take the certification exam in their specific modality.
    3. Apply for a license. Certified rad techs must submit a notarized application for licensure to the IRHB along with proof of certification, the initial application fee, and a recent photo.
    4. Maintain your license. Licenses must be renewed every two years and require 24 hours of continuing education (CE) for each renewal period. The IRHB accepts proof of current certification by the ARRT or NMTCB as proof of completed CE.

    Hawaii Radiology Tech Salary and Job Outlook

    Projected Job Growth


    Radiology Techs in Hawaii from 2020-20305

    Radiologic technologist positions in Hawaii are projected to grow 9.2% between 2020 and 2030, with an estimated 60 rad tech jobs added to the state’s labor market during this 10-year time span.5 Nationally, Projections Central reports 8.6% expected job growth for rad techs during the same time period.5 The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that as of 2022, the average annual salary for the 7,600 radiologic technologists in Hawaii was $88,440.6 As of 2022, Hawaii ranked second, behind California, for the highest average wage for rad techs among states in the US.6 The BLS does not track occupational data for limited-scope x-ray technicians. However, limited-scope technicians typically earn less than fully-licensed radiologic technicians due to the lower educational requirements and work responsibilities. Hospitals, physicians’ offices, imaging centers, and clinics that employ radiologic technologists and technicians in Hawaii include Adventist Health Castle, Hawaii Pacific Health, Kuakini Health System, and Queen’s Medical Center.

    Hawaii Radiologic Technologist Salary by Metro Area

    CityNumber Employed7Average Annual Salary7
    Urban Honolulu580$90,100
    Hawaii/Kauai nonmetropolitan area120$83,020

    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/program-effectiveness-data/
    3. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs: https://www.caahep.org/students/find-an-accredited-program
    4. Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology: https://www.jrcnmt.org/programs/
    5. Projections Central Long Term Occupational Projections: https://projectionscentral.org/Projections/LongTerm
    6. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, Radiologic Technologists and Technicians: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292034.htm
    7. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oessrcma.htm