Radiology Technologist Schools in New Hampshire
New Hampshire’s colleges and universities provide several radiologic technology programs that offer a route towards earning credentials in this exciting field. This overview of radiologic technologist and technician programs in New Hampshire will help you find key information that you can use to make the right choice. In addition to traditional on-campus programs, online radiologic technologist and technician programs can be a good fit and may offer enhanced flexibility and independent study opportunities. Read about the difference between radiology technologists and radiology technicians. To learn more about radiologic technologist and technician schools in New Hampshire and careers for radiologic techs, continue reading this page, where you will find a table of top-rated rad tech programs, a list of nationally accredited radiologic technology programs, and more.
Radiologic Technology Program Stats
- There are 2 schools with radiologic technology degree programs in New Hampshire.1
- 1 school offers a certificate program in radiologic science.1
- 2 schools offer 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
- Highest graduation rate*: River Valley Community College 29%.1
- Highest transfer-out rate*: NHTI-Concord’s Community College 24%.1
- Highest net price per year*: River Valley Community College $17,698.1
- Lowest net price per year*: NHTI-Concord’s Community College $15,542.1
- 2 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|
|NHTI-Concord’s Community College||Yes||No||No||JRCERT, CAAHEP||82%||93%||100%||$15,542|
|River Valley Community College||Yes||No||No||JRCERT||—||—||—||$17,698|
*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
- NHTI-Concord’s Community College
- River Valley Community College
CAAHEP Accredited Sonography Programs
- NHTI-Concord’s Community College
JRCNMT Accredited Nuclear Medicine Technology Programs
As of late 2017, no schools in New Hampshire were accredited by the JRCNMT.
New Hampshire Radiology Technologist Degree Programs
River Valley Community College
River Valley Community College is home to a competitive Associate in Applied Science in Radiologic Technology degree program. The radiography program aims to prepare students to perform as competent radiographers. Through both academic coursework and clinical rotations, students learn the necessary skills for entry-level positions as radiology technologists; by graduation, students should be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of anatomy and radiologic positioning, demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills, communicate effectively with patients and healthcare providers using proper medical terminology, and exhibit professional and ethical behavior in the process of radiographic examinations. The curriculum was designed in line with the American Society of Radiologic Technology’s curricular recommendations and can be completed in as few as 21 months. Upon graduation from the JRCERT accredited program, students will be qualified to sit for the ARRT exam.
New Hampshire Technical Institute – Concord
The New Hampshire Technical Institute (NHTI) offers an associate of science degree in radiologic technology on its Concord campus. The 24-month program integrates scientific theory with the development of medical skills through a combination of didactic study and intensive clinical practice. The NHTI-Concord program emphasizes the effective use of radiographic equipment and care for patients in its approach. Students complete 80 credit hours comprised of courses such as Radiographic Positioning, Radiologic Nursing Procedures, Radiographic Equipment Operation and Maintenance, Image Production and Evaluation, Communications, Radiation Protection, and Contemporary Ethical Issues. Students conduct clinical internships at hospitals associated with the college, including Catholic Medical Center, Concord Hospital, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Elliot Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, Huggins Hospital, Lakes Region General Hospital, Memorial Hospital, Parkland Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, VA Medical Center, and Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. The radiologic technology program is highly competitive, and selection is determined based on GPA, personal essays, interviews, and an observation in a radiology department at a hospital. The starting date for the program is in early summer.
How to Become a Radiology Technologist in New Hampshire
New Hampshire requires that any individual providing medical support services be registered as a medical technician. The process for registering as a medical technician requires a current photo and notarized application, a completed background check, and payment of the applicable fee. Additionally, New Hampshire recently adopted legislation that will require medical imaging professionals to become licensed through the newly-created Board of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy, which is expected to publish requirements for licensure in the near future. Finally, most employers of radiologic technologists in the state expect medical imaging professionals to be certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or other credentialing bodies such as the American Registry of Clinical Radiographic Technologists (ARCRT). Students may apply for ARRT certification up to three months prior to graduating from a radiologic technologist program. To maintain ARRT certification, candidates must meet continuing education and qualification requirements.
Career Opportunities for Radiology Techs in New Hampshire
Projected Job Growth
Radiology Techs in New Hampshire from 2014-20243
Radiologic technologist and technician employment in New Hampshire is projected to increase 3.9% in the decade ending in 2024, compared to a national projected growth rate for rad techs of 9% over the same time period.3,4 About 750 radiologic technologists and technicians are employed in New Hampshire according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.5 The average salary for radiologic techs in the state is $61,730.5 Top hospitals in New Hampshire include Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, Wentworth-Douglas Hospital in Dover, and Concord Hospital in Concord. Other hospitals and medical centers with radiology departments include Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, Cottage Hospital in Benton, Four Seasons Imaging in Nashua, Parkland Medical Center in Derry, Salem Radiology LLP in Salem, The Memorial Hospital in North Conway, and Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster. Radiologic technologists and technicians may also find employment opportunities at smaller practices and medical offices.
New Hampshire Radiologic Technologist Salary and Jobs
|City||Number Employed||Average Annual Salary|
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of May 2016.6
Southern New Hampshire University
2500 N River R
Hooksett, NH 03106
Student Review: “I began studying radiologic tech this past year, at Southern New Hampshire University. When I first joined the program and began taking my first few classes, I found the instructors knowledgeable, and the class size helpful. The class was small, so there was ample opportunity for 1-on-1 with the instructors. What I disliked, however, was the lack of opportunities to specialize. You were basically given the boilerplate courses, without a choice, something I did not like. The department faculty are not helpful either and don’t seem to be very knowledgeable on the subject. Overall, my experience has been a good one, and there have been many improvements on what I’ve covered so far.” – Student at Southern New Hampshire University
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. New Hampshire Employment Security: https://www.nhes.nh.gov/
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