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Radiology Technologist Schools in Hawaii

Earning a degree or certificate in radiologic technology is the first step to a career in this field. This overview of radiologic technologist and technician schools in Hawaii provides factual information on your options for radiologic technology programs in the state. As an alternative to traditional on-campus programs, you may be interested in pursuing an online radiologic technologist and technician program, which may offer broader options and flexibility as well as opportunities to learn about specialty areas of radiography practice. Read about the difference between radiology technologists and radiology technicians. Continue reading this page for further information on radiologic technologist and technician schools in Hawaii, including a table of top-rated rad tech programs and a list of nationally accredited radiologic technology programs, and career prospects for graduates.

Radiologic Technology Program Stats

  • There is 1 school 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

Institution-Wide Facts

  • Graduation rate*: Kapiolani Community College 18%.1
  • Transfer-out rate*: Kapiolani Community College 19%.1
  • Net price per year*: Kapiolani Community College $5,816.1
  • 1 radiologic technology program is 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 Hawaii

We designed the following table to allow you to easily compare top-rated, not-for-profit radiologic technology and medical imaging programs in Hawaii 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
Kapiolani Community CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT94%99%92%$5,816

*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

  • Kapiolani Community College (Honolulu)

CAAHEP Accredited Sonography Programs

As of late 2017, no schools in Hawaii were accredited by CAAHEP for diagnostic medical sonography.

JRCNMT Accredited Nuclear Medicine Technology Programs

As of late 2017, no schools in Hawaii were accredited by the JRCNMT.

Hawaii Radiology Technologist Degree Programs

Kapi’Olani Community College

Kapi’Olani Community College awards the Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology to students who successfully complete its two-year program. Students engage in a well-rounded curriculum that includes on-campus coursework, clinical rotations at local hospitals and medical facilities, and hands-on experience in the college’s laboratory. Before being admitted to the program, applicants must complete prerequisite coursework and take an assessment exam. Successful applicants will begin the program in the fall semester and must enroll for full-time study. Graduates of the program will be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam. Kapi’Olani Community College reports a historically pass rate for graduates taking the ARRT certification exam.

How to Become a Radiology Technologist in Hawaii

Radiologic technologists and technicians must be licensed to work in the state of Hawaii. Before radiology techs can become licensed in Hawaii, they must be certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Radiologic techs must hold a degree from an accredited school to be eligible to take the ARRT exam. After passing the appropriate exam(s), prospective radiologic technologists may apply for licensure through the Hawaii Radiologic Technology Board. Applicants must fill out an application and have it notarized, pay the applicable fee, and submit a recent photograph to obtain their Hawaii license. The license must be renewed every two years; to be eligible for renewal, radiology techs must maintain their ARRT certification, complete a license renewal application, and include the appropriate renewal fee. ARRT certification also must be renewed every two years and is contingent upon completing 24 continuing education credit hours per renewal cycle.

Career Opportunities for Radiology Techs

Projected Job Growth

4.2%

Radiology Techs in Hawaii from 2014-20243

Radiologic technologist positions in Hawaii are projected to grow 4.2% between 2014 and 2024, with an estimated 30 rad tech jobs added to the state’s labor market during this 10-year time span.3 Nationally, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 9% job growth for rad techs during the same time period.4 The average annual salary for radiologic technologists in Hawaii was $67,090 as of 2016.5 Hospitals, physicians’ offices, imaging centers, and clinics that employ radiologic technologists and technicians in Hawaii include Castle Medical Center, Hawaii Pacific Health, Kuakini Health System, and Wilcox Memorial Hospital.

Hawaii Radiologic Technologist Salary and Jobs

CityNumber EmployedAverage Annual Salary
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina80$67,360
Urban Honolulu510$68,330

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. Hawaii Workforce Infonet: https://www.hiwi.org/gsipub/index.asp?docid=423
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