Radiology Technologist Schools in Maine
The following guide to radiologic technologist and technician schools in Maine is designed to help you make an informed decision. Maine’s colleges and universities offer a range of programs in radiologic technology, from general practice in radiography to specialized study in areas like vascular sonography. You can also consider online radiologic technologist and technician schools for earning a degree or certificate in this field; some students find that an online format is a more convenient and efficient way to earn an education that will support their future careers. Read about the difference between radiology technologists and radiology technicians. Learn more about radiologic technologist and technician schools in Maine and potential career tracks by continuing below to our table of top-rated rad tech programs and list of nationally accredited radiologic technology programs.
Radiologic Technology Program Stats
- There are 5 schools with radiologic technology degree programs in Maine.1
- No schools offer a certificate program in radiologic science.1
- 5 colleges and universities offer an associate’s degree in radiologic science.1
- 1 school offers a bachelor’s degree in radiologic science.1
- No schools offer a master’s or advanced degree in radiologic science.1
- Highest graduation rate*: Saint Joseph’s College of Maine 54%.1
- Highest transfer-out rate*: Southern Maine Community College 21%.1
- Highest net price per year*: Saint Joseph’s College of Maine $24,875.1
- Lowest net price per year*: Kennebec Valley Community College $7,291.1
- 4 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 New Hampshire
We designed the following table to allow you to easily compare top-rated, not-for-profit radiologic technology and medical imaging programs in New Hampshire 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 Name||Associate’s Imaging Program||Bachelor’s Imaging Program||Graduate Imaging Program||National Accreditation||Completion Rate2*||Credential Exam Pass Rate2*||Job Placement Rate2*||Net Price**1|
|Eastern Maine Community College||Yes||No||No||JRCERT||75%||95%||95%||$9,055|
|Kennebec Valley Community College||Yes||No||No||JRCERT||80%||77%||91%||$7,291|
|Maine College of Health Professions||Yes||No||No||JRCERT, JRCNMT||91%||89%||92%||—|
|Saint Joseph’s College of Maine||Yes||Yes||No||—||—||—||—||$24,875|
|Southern Maine Community College||Yes||No||No||JRCERT||57%||97%||80%||$11,276|
*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
- Eastern Maine Community College (Bangor)
- Kennebec Valley Community College (Fairfield)
- Maine College of Health Professions (Lewiston)
- Southern Maine Community College (South Portland)
CAAHEP Accredited Sonography Programs
As of late 2017, no schools in Maine were accredited by CAAHEP for diagnostic medical sonography.
JRCNMT Accredited Nuclear Medicine Technology Programs
- Maine College of Health Professions (Lewiston)
Maine Radiology Technologist Degree Programs
Maine College of Health Professions
The Maine College of Health Professions features an Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology program that combines clinical and classroom coursework to students preparing for a career as a radiology tech. The full-time, 22-month program requires a commitment of 40 hours a week with students on campus two days a week and at clinical rotations three days a week. Clinical rotations typically occur during the day; however, radiology technologist students must also complete evening and night shifts periodically to ensure a wider experience. Graduates of the program are eligible for certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and for licensure in Maine.
Kennebec Valley Community College
Students in Kennebec Valley Community College’s Associate in Science in Radiologic Technology program will earn their degree in five semesters, including one eight-week summer session. Radiologic technology coursework is combined with clinical rotations to prepare students to begin work in entry-level positions after graduation. During the course of the program, students will be assigned to five different clinical sites to complete their clinical education requirements. The community college places students in 10 area medical facilities, such as Inland Hospital, Mayo Regional Hospital, Togus VA Center, and CA Dean Hospital. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the ARRT certification exam and to obtain Maine licensure. The community college boasts a 91% pass rate for graduates who have taken the ARRT certification exam.
Southern Maine Community College
Graduates of Southern Maine Community College’s Associate of Science in Radiography are eligible to sit for the ARRT certification exam and to apply for licensure in the state of Maine. In addition to radiography coursework, the program places students in hospitals and orthopedic offices in Portland and throughout Southern Maine, providing hands-on experience in a variety of settings and in different everyday and emergency situations. Prospective applicants must first take the radiography entrance exam.
How to Become a Radiology Technologist in Maine
Maine’s Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation licenses radiologic technologists and technicians who want to work in the state. The state of Maine requires that radiologic techs first become certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Radiologic technologists and technicians must show proof of ARRT certification and completion of an accredited radiography program. Applicants must also submit an application, agree to a criminal background check, and pay applicable fees. Licenses are valid for two years and must be renewed by August 31 of the expiration year. Radiologic technologists and technicians must complete 24 credit hours of continuing education credits to renew their state license as well as their ARRT certification.; ARRT certification must also be renewed every two years.
Career Opportunities for Radiology Techs
Projected Job Growth
Radiology Techs in Maine from 2014-20243
Maine’s Center for Workforce Research and Information predicts job growth of 2.6% for radiologic technologists and technicians between 2014 and 2024.3 That’s considerably lower than the expected job growth of 9% for radiology technologists and technicians nationwide in the same 10 year period.4 An estimated 1,030 radiologic tech positions existed in Maine in 2016.5 Radiologic technologists and technicians in Maine earn an average annual wage of $57,870.5 Maine Medical Center, Acadia Hospital, Pen Bay Healthcare, MaineGeneral Diagnostic Imaging, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Mercy Hospital are among the hospitals, medical facilities, imaging centers, and private doctors’ offices that employ radiologic technologists and technicians in the state.
Maine Radiologic Technologist Salary and Jobs
|City||Number Employed||Average Annual Salary|
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of May 2016.6
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. Maine Center for Workforce Research and Information: https://www.maine.gov/labor/cwri/outlook.html
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