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Radiology Technologist Schools in New Jersey

The following overview of radiologic technologist schools in New Jersey can help you find the school that is the right match for your interests and needs. New Jersey’s colleges and universities offer numerous programs in general radiologic technology and specialized radiologic technology like interventional radiography and nuclear medicine. Students also have the option of attending online radiologic technologist and technician schools, which may provide greater flexibility than a traditional on campus program. Read about the difference between radiology technologists and radiology technicians on our Careers page. Learn more about radiologic technologist and technician schools in New Jersey and potential careers for graduates by continuing below, where you will find a table of top-rated rad tech programs, list of nationally accredited radiologic technology programs, employment and salary projections, and more.

Radiologic Technology Program Stats

  • There are 18 colleges and universities with radiologic technology degree programs in New Jersey.1
  • 5 schools offer a certificate program in radiologic science.1
  • 14 colleges and universities offer an associate’s degree in radiologic science.1
  • 2 colleges and universities offer a bachelor’s degree in radiologic science.1
  • 1 school offers a master’s or advanced degree in radiologic science.1

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

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

We designed the following table to allow you to easily compare top-rated, not-for-profit radiologic technology and medical imaging programs in New Jersey on a variety of factors. You can sort the table by clicking on any header. 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
Atlantic Cape Community CollegeYesNoNo$7,788
Bergen Community CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT, CAAHEP74%94%90%$8,755
Brookdale Community CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT97%87%97%$7,518
County College of MorrisYesNoNoJRCERT75%97%86%$8,468
Cumberland County CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT84%95%97%$7,250
Essex County CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT77%90%97%$9,463
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham CampusNoYesNo$22,882
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan CampusYesYesNo$13,974
Hudson County Community CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT$7,292
JFK Muhlenberg Harold B. & Dorothy A. Snyder Schools-School of ImagingYesNoNoJRCERT, CAAHEP86%93%90%
Mercer County Community CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT91%91%95%$6,611
Middlesex County CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT84%96%97%$8,236
Passaic County Community CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT50%90%93%$9,155
Rowan College at Burlington CountyYesNoNoJRCERT, CAAHEP71%98%93%$6,501
Rowan College at Gloucester CountyYesNoNoCAAHEP, JRCNMT$6,642
Rutgers University-New BrunswickNoYesNo$16,295
Rutgers University-NewarkNoYesYesCAAHEP$11,301
Rutgers University-Scotch PlainsNoYesNoCAAHEP, JRCNMT
St. Francis Medical Center-School of Radiologic TechnologyYesNoNo
Union County CollegeYesNoNo$3,268

*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

  • Bergen Community College (Paramus)
  • Brookdale Community College (Lincroft)
  • County College of Morris (Randolph)
  • Cumberland County College (Vineland)
  • Essex County College (Newark)
  • JFK Muhlenberg Harold B. & Dorothy A. Snyder Schools-School of Imaging (Edison)
  • Mercer County Community College (West Windsor)
  • Middlesex County College (Edison)
  • Passaic County Community College (Paterson)
  • Rowan College at Burlington County (Mount Laurel)

CAAHEP Accredited Sonography Programs

  • Bergen Community College (Paramus)
  • JFK Muhlenberg Harold B. & Dorothy A. Snyder Schools-School of Imaging (Edison)
  • Rowan College at Burlington County (Mount Laurel)
  • Rowan College at Gloucester County (Sewell)
  • Rutgers University-Newark (Newark)
  • Rutgers University-Scotch Plains (Scotch Plains)

JRCNMT Accredited Nuclear Medicine Technology Programs

  • Rowan College at Gloucester County (Sewell)
  • Rutgers University-Scotch Plains (Scotch Plains)

New Jersey Radiology Technologist Degree Programs

Burlington County College

The Radiography Program at Burlington County College leads to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree and provides students with an education in radiography covering fundamental technical knowledge in patient positioning, radiation protection, and patient care. The sequenced curriculum begins in May of each year in the summer semester and continues for 24 months. The required courses, which are held on the Pemberton campus, include Radiographic Exposure, Equipment Operation and Maintenance, Clinical Procedures, Medical Terminology, and Fundamentals of Anatomy and Biology. In addition to participating in classroom learning, students undertake clinical days at local New Jersey hospitals and imaging centers. Program graduates attain the knowledge required to pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam and begin a career in medical imaging at the entry level. Burlington County College’s Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and the New Jersey Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners.

Brookdale Community College

The radiologic technology program at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, New Jersey is a full-time professional degree program that awards an associate of applied science in radiologic technology. Once admitted to the program, students will spend 35-40 hours per week in class, laboratory practice, and/or at clinical practicums. Students are also expected to spend six weeks at a clinical practicum during the first summer of the program and three weeks at a clinical practicum during the second summer of the program. On completion of the program, Brookdale radiologic technology graduates will be able to implement and evaluate imaging procedures, work with a diverse range of patients and families, incorporate ethical and legal considerations in their work, demonstrate effective communication skills, apply principles from social sciences and the humanities to their practice, understand the value of professional growth, and be qualified to work as entry-level radiologic technologists. During their four semesters of didactic study, students take the following courses: Exposure, Radiographic Procedures, Patient Care, Radiologic Biology, Advanced Modalities, and Radiation Pathology.

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

Located just across the George Washington Bridge from New York City, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center is a full-service community hospital and an affiliate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The medical center’s School of Radiography is ranked among the best in the region and features state-of-the-art imaging equipment and the opportunity to work directly with radiologists in a hospital setting. The radiology department at Englewood hospital handles approximately 120,000 procedures a year including diagnostic imaging, mammography, radiation oncology, bone densitometry, CT and MRI scanning, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and digital angiography. Students in the radiography program complete five semesters of study including summer sessions and follow an intensive curriculum including the following courses: Professional Ethics, Anatomy & Osteology, Positioning, Darkroom Chemistry, Patient Care & Management, Image Critique, Case Analysis & Evaluation, Introduction to Venipuncture & EKGs, Radiation Biology & Protection, Pediatric Radiography, Quality Control and Assurance, and Mammography.

Essex County College

Students enrolled in the radiography program at Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey will earn an Associate of Applied Science degree at the completion of their studies. The program is offered through the college’s Division of Nursing & Allied Health. The major is job-oriented and not designed for transfer to a bachelor’s program; however, several four-year colleges and universities such as Thomas Edison State College and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey may accept most or all of the courses as credit toward a baccalaureate degree. Admission to the Essex County College radiography program is highly competitive, and students must first apply to the college as a general science student before applying to the radiography program. The 24-month program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as radiology technologists and has both didactic and clinical components. Along with general education requirements for the college, students are expected to complete a sequential radiography curriculum that includes the following courses: Radiologic Positioning Principles, Recording Media, Patient Care/Ethics, Radiation Protection, Anatomy and Physiology, Contrast Media, General Psychology, Radiographic Pathology, Radiation Biology, Special Procedures, and Pediatric/Geriatric Radiography.

How to Become a Radiology Technologist in New Jersey

Radiologic technologists in the state of New Jersey must obtain licensure from the Bureau of X-Ray Compliance in New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection. The mission of the Bureau is to improve the quality of life of New Jersey residents by protecting the public and radiation workers from unnecessary exposure to harmful radiation. In order to qualify for a license as a radiology technician, radiology technologist, or radiation therapist, individuals must successfully pass the ARRT exam or an equivalent state exam. To practice nuclear medicine, individuals must also successfully pass the NMTCB exam. New Jersey also offers a limited license x-ray permit for individuals who have completed coursework at a state-approved school and passed the ARRT Limited Scope exam. Radiology technologists and technicians holding a limited license may perform chest, orthopedic, podiatric, and urologic exams, but may not perform barium or bone density exams. ARRT credentialed individuals are required to obtain 24 acceptable CE credits every two years.

Career Opportunities for Radiology Techs in New Jersey

Projected Job Growth

9.9%

Radiology Techs in New Jersey from 2016-20263

Radiology tech employment in New Jersey is projected to increase 9.9% in the decade ending in 2026, compared to an estimated 12% increase in employment for rad techs nationwide.3,4 According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 5,750 radiologic technologists and technicians work in the state of New Jersey.5 Rad techs in this state earn an average annual income of $66,730.5 Graduates of radiologic technology programs seeking employment in New Jersey can find employment in major hospitals including Hackensack University Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Morristown Medical Center, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Holy Name Medical Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Imaging professionals in New Jersey may also find opportunities at private imaging centers such as Able Imaging in Cherry Hill, American Imaging of Jersey City in Jersey City, AP Diagnostic Imaging (multiple locations), Heights Imaging Center in Hadden Heights, Red Bank Radiologists in Little Silver, and X-Ray Associates in Whiting.

New Jersey Radiologic Technologist Salary and Jobs

CityNumber EmployedAverage Annual Salary
Atlantic City-Hammonton230$63,180
New York-Newark-Jersey City NJ-NY12,500$72,650
Trenton230$69,600
Vineland-Bridgeton130$59,050

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of May 2018.6

Student Reviews

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Brookdale Community College
765 Newman Springs Rd
Lincroft, NJ 07738
(732) 224-2345
https://www.brookdalecc.edu/

Student Review: “The Radiologic Imaging Program at Brookdale Community College was a fine-tuned machine which churned out students who were competent in manipulating and positioning patients in need of x-ray imaging. The program had an ethnically diverse range of students. There were many issues that I had regarding the way in which the curriculum was run, in addition to the way clinical positions were distributed. With regard to academia, the class was taught strictly though PowerPoint presentation. Information was presented in such a dry manner, that it was troubling to stay alert during class. Clinical rotations were distributed at random, rather than placing students to a location closer to their home. I knew someone who had to travel nearly an hour to their clinical site. Ultimately, I enjoyed my experience and am currently an MRI technologist pursuing my goal of becoming a Physician Assistant.” – Student at Brookdale Community College
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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. Projections Central Long Term Occupational Projections: https://projectionscentral.com/Projections/LongTerm
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 2018 Occupational Employment and Wages, Radiologic Technologists: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292034.htm
6. Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oessrcma.htm