Radiology Technologist Schools in Vermont
The following guide to radiologic technologist and technician schools in Vermont will provide you with factual information to help you decide where to attend school. The colleges and universities in Vermont offer several degree programs for aspiring radiologic technologists and technicians. Online radiologic technologist and technician schools also offer degrees and certificates that may be a suitable match for your learning style and scheduling needs. Read about the difference between radiology technologists and radiology technicians. Learn more about radiologic technologist and technician schools in Vermont and career projections for radiologic techs in the state by continuing to read below, where you will find a table of top-rated rad tech programs, a list of nationally accredited radiologic technology programs, profiles of popular programs in the state, and more.
Radiologic Technology Program Stats
- There are 4 schools with radiologic technology degree programs in Vermont.1
- 1 school offers a certificate program in radiologic science.1
- 2 schools offer an associate’s degree in radiologic science.1
- 3 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*: University of Vermont 74%.1
- Highest transfer-out rate*: College of St. Joseph 41%.1
- Highest net price per year*: Champlain College $38,370.1
- Lowest net price per year*: College of St. Joseph $16,836.1
- 3 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 Vermont
We designed the following table to allow you to easily compare top-rated, not-for-profit radiologic technology and medical imaging programs in Vermont 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|
|College of St. Joseph||Yes||Yes||No||—||—||—||—||$16,836|
|Southern Vermont College||No||Yes||No||JRCERT||64%||91%||99%||$24,235|
|University of Vermont||No||Yes||No||JRCERT, JRCNMT||73%||83%||89%||$17,816|
*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
- Champlain College
- Southern Vermont College
- University of Vermont
CAAHEP Accredited Sonography Programs
As of late 2017, no diagnostic medical sonography programs in Vermont were accredited by CAAHEP.
JRCNMT Accredited Nuclear Medicine Technology Programs
- University of Vermont
Vermont Radiology Technologist Degree Programs
Southern Vermont College
Southern Vermont College awards the Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences to students who successfully complete the four-year, 135 credit program. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam and to work as a radiologic technologist or in a management position. Students will complete four clinical rotations at local hospitals and affiliated medical facilities in and near Bennington during the four-year program in addition to taking classes in such topics as radiographic positioning, radiographic exposure, radiation protection and biology, and digital imaging and processing. New students to the program, who enter the college with 12 credits or fewer, must take a class focusing on achieving college success during their first semester.
Champlain College’s radiography major provides students with an in-depth understanding of radiologic technology through coursework, on-campus labs, and clinical rotations at local hospitals and medical facilities. The two-year, full-time program leads to the Associate of Applied Science in Radiography. In addition to general college requirements, students will complete a full menu of radiology technology courses in radiographic science, anatomy and physiology, advanced imaging modalities, and radiographic pathology. Clinical rotations begin the first semester of the program and students will log a minimum of 1,600 hours of work over two years, including the summer between the first and second years of the program. Regular applications are due on February 1. However, students may also apply by the first early decision deadline of November 1 or the second early decision deadline of January 15.
How to Become a Radiology Technologist in Vermont
The Vermont Office of Professional Regulation requires all radiologic technologists and technicians to become licensed before working in the state of Vermont. To be eligible for licensing, radiologic techs must have graduated from an approved and accredited radiology technology program and must either pass an exam given by the Vermont Board of Radiologic Technology or become certified through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Vermont licensees must renew their licenses every two years by filling out an application and paying a fee. ARRT-certified radiologic technologists and technicians must also renew their licenses every two years by filling out an application, paying a fee, and completing 24 continuing education credits.
Career Opportunities for Radiology Techs
Projected Job Growth
Radiology Techs in Vermont from 2014-20243
The Vermont Department of Labor predicts that radiologic technologists and technicians will see slight job growth of an estimated 2.7% between 2014 and 2024.3 Nationwide job growth for radiologic technologists and technicians, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is expected to be more significant at 9% over the same 10-year period.4 An estimated 400 radiologic technologists currently work in Vermont, earning an average salary of $59,540 per year.5 Radiologic techs find employment at hospitals, doctors’ offices, imaging facilities, and other medical facilities in Vermont, such as Springfield Medical Care Systems, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Rutland Regional Medical Center, and Northwestern Medical Center.
Vermont Radiologic Technologist Salary and Jobs
|City||Number Employed||Average Annual Salary|
|Southern Vermont Nonmetropolitan Area||190||$59,240|
|Northern Vermont Nonmetropolitan Area||No data||$59,710|
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. State of Vermont Department of Labor: http://www.vtlmi.info/occupation.cfm
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