Radiology Technologist Schools in Utah
The colleges and universities in Utah offer several programs for earning a degree or certificate in radiologic technology. This overview of radiologic technologist and technician schools in Utah will provide you with the information you need to decide where to attend school in line with your personal interests and career goals. You may also wish to consider online radiologic technologist and technician schools as a more flexible alternative to traditional on-campus study. Read about the difference between radiology technologists and radiology technicians on our Careers page. Keep reading this page for more information on radiologic technologist and technician schools in Utah, including table of top-rated rad tech programs, a list of nationally accredited radiologic technology programs, and career projections for radiologic techs in the state.
Radiologic Technology Program Stats
- There are 3 colleges and universities with radiologic technology degree programs in Utah.1
- 1 school offers a certificate program in radiologic science.1
- 3 colleges and universities offer an associate’s degree in radiologic science.1
- 1 school offers a bachelor’s degree in radiologic science.1
- 1 school offers a master’s or advanced degree in radiologic science.1
- Highest graduation rate*: Dixie State University 33%.1
- Highest transfer-out rate*: Dixie State University 27%.1
- Highest net price per year*: Dixie State University $13,071.1
- Lowest net price per year*: Salt Lake Community College $8,212.1
- 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 Utah
We designed the following table to allow you to easily compare top-rated, not-for-profit radiologic technology and medical imaging programs in Utah 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|
|Dixie State University||Yes||No||No||JRCERT||100%||100%||93%||$13,071|
|Salt Lake Community College||Yes||No||No||JRCERT||83%||99%||88%||$8,212|
|Weber State University||Yes||Yes||Yes||—||—||—||—||$9,321|
*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
- Dixie State University (St. George)
- Salt Lake Community College (West Jordan)
CAAHEP Accredited Sonography Programs
As of late 2017, no schools in Utah were accredited by CAAHEP.
JRCNMT Accredited Nuclear Medicine Technology Programs
As of late 2017, no schools in Utah were accredited by the JRCNMT.
Utah Radiology Technologist Degree Programs
Dixie State University
Dixie State University’s full-time, two-year radiology technology program leads to an Associate of Applied Science in Medical Radiography and prepares students to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam. The five-semester program consists of radiology coursework and clinical rotations. Students should be prepared to work variable shifts at a hospital or local medical facility. Saturday work is required during the third through fifth semesters. Prior to applying for the medical radiography program, applicants must complete 11 prerequisite courses and take the Psychological Services Bureau, Inc. Occupations Aptitude Examination. Applications are due on March 1.
Salt Lake Community College
Salt Lake Community College confers the Associate of Applied Sciences in Radiologic Technology to students who have successfully completed the five-semester, full-time radiologic technology program. Students who want to earn their degree part-time may do so by applying for the evening program, which is offered in even-numbered years. Full-time students should be willing to devote 40 hours a week to daytime coursework and clinical rotations. Students typically spend one or two days a week on campus completing required coursework and the remaining three days a week at a clinical rotation. Prospective applicants must first complete four prerequisite courses in biology, English, math, and an introductory radiology technology course, earning a minimum of a C in each course to be considered for admission into the radiography program.
Weber State University
Weber State University features a two-year, full-time program leading to the Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology. Students will complete a well-rounded curriculum of on-campus coursework and clinical rotations. Radiologic technology students will be assigned a clinical rotation at one of the university’s affiliated hospitals or medical facilities, such as Alta View Hospital, Logan Regional Hospital, St. Mark’s Hospital, and Tanner Clinic. Not all affiliates accept radiology tech students every year. Radiologic technology coursework covers radiographic exposure, patient care and assessment, and basic sectional anatomy. Applications are due by January 10 each year with acceptance letters mailed in May and new students beginning the program during the fall semester.
How to Become a Radiology Technologist in Utah
The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing requires radiologic technologists and technicians to become licensed before working in the state. To apply for licensure in Utah, radiologic techs must first become certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). ARRT certification requires radiology technologists and technicians to have graduated from an accredited radiology technology program, to pass the certification exam, and to pay the applicable fees. Current rad tech students can begin the application process up to three months prior to graduation. Once ARRT certified, radiologic techs must fill out an application with the state of Utah, provide proof of their ARRT certification, and pay the applicable fees to obtain their Utah license. Radiologic technologist and technician licenses in Utah expire on May 31 of odd-numbered years and require licensees to fill out an application, pay a fee, and complete 16 hours of continuing education credits. ARRT certification renewal occurs every two years. ARRT-certified radiologic techs must complete 24 continuing education credits or take an ARRT exam and pay applicable fees to renew certification.
Career Opportunities for Radiology Techs
Projected Job Growth
Radiology Techs in Utah from 2014-20243
The Utah Department of Workforce Services projects job growth of 2.4% for radiologic technologists and technicians in the state between 2014 and 2024.3 Nationwide, radiologic technologist and technician positions are expected to grow 9% over the same 10 year period.4 As of 2016, there were approximately 1,470 rad techs working in Utah, earning an average annual salary of $55,890.5 Hospitals, private doctors’ offices, imaging centers, and other medical facilities commonly employ radiologic technologists and technicians. Organizations that hire radiologic technologists and technicians in Utah include Intermountain Healthcare, University of Utah Health Care, St. Mark’s Hospital, and Ogden Regional Medical Center.
Utah Radiologic Technologist Salary and Jobs
|City||Number Employed||Average Annual Salary|
|Salt Lake City||720||$55,810|
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of May 2016.6
Weber State University
3848 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT 84408
Student Review: “Studying at Weber State University was a great experience, they have a fantastic radiology Program led by Mr. Robert Walker. After completing this challenging curriculum and clinical program I felt ready and prepared for the workforce ahead of me. Mr. Walker is a great teacher, Rad Tech, and role model. He was always very helpful and easily accessible outside normal school hours by either phone or email. The program was also very well developed in the clinical competencies along with the study material. Studying in the Radiology program at Weber State University also gave me the opportunity to study abroad in China! I was able to study healthcare and culture during a 4 week semester in China. It was a wonderful experience, and I highly recommend it.” – Student at Weber State 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. Utah Department of Workforce Services: https://jobs.utah.gov/wi/pubs/outlooks/state/occprojtables.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