Radiology Technologist Schools and Careers in Wyoming
This page contains a guide to radiologic technologist and technician schools in Wyoming that can help inform your choice on where to attend school. There are a few degree programs in Wyoming that provide training and experience for students interested in learning about radiologic technology and diagnostic imaging. Since there are only a few schools in Wyoming that offer programs in radiologic technology, prospective students may wish to look at programs offered in nearby states including Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Utah. Attending school online is another option to consider, which can offer greater flexibility and prospects for learning about specialty radiology practice areas. Read about the difference between radiology technologists and radiology technicians. Continue reading to find more information about careers in radiologic technology and radiologic technologist and technician schools in Wyoming, including a table of rad tech programs, profiles of select programs in the state, and more.
- There are 3 colleges with radiologic technology degree programs in Wyoming.1
- No schools offer a certificate program in radiologic science.1
- 3 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
- 2 schools have medical imaging programs accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).2
- 1 schools have medical imaging programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).3
- No schools have medical imaging programs accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT).4
For not-for-profit schools with radiologic technology programs.
- Wyoming Medical Imaging Schools Comparison
- Select Schools in Wyoming with RT Programs
- How to Become an RT in Wyoming
- Wyoming RT Salary and Job Outlook
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Wyoming Medical Imaging Schools Comparison
We have designed the following table to allow you to easily compare all of the not-for-profit radiologic technology and medical imaging programs in Wyoming on a variety of factors. You should check with the the Wyoming Board of Radiologic Technologist Examiners 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 Price1|
|Laramie County Community College||Yes||—||—||JRCERT,|
|Western Wyoming Community College||Yes||—||—||—||—||—||—||$8,141|
- — indicates none.
- N.Av. indicates no data available.
Schools in Wyoming with Radiology Technologist Degree Programs
Casper College features a 24-month radiologic technology program leading to the Associate of Science (AS) in Radiography. Students will complete on-campus coursework and clinical rotations at affiliated hospitals and medical facilities and, upon completion of the program, will be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam. The program is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT.) The highly competitive program accepts a maximum of 18 students each year, with applicants required to complete six prerequisite courses prior to submitting application materials. These courses include English Composition; Pre-Calculus Algebra; Human Anatomy/Lab; Human Physiology; Introduction to Radiology; and Medical Terminology. Applications are due January 5. Successful applicants to the program begin their studies in May.
Students in Laramie County Community College’s (LCCC) five-semester, full-time radiography program will earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) upon successful completion of radiologic technology coursework and clinical rotations. Students generally complete the college’s core course requirements prior to beginning the radiology technology program. The program is fully accredited by JRCERT. Students will be assigned clinical rotations at local affiliated medical facilities, including Cheyenne Medical Specialists, Cheyenne Radiology Group, Premier Bone and Joint, Platte County Memorial Hospital, Veterans Hospital, with potential other locations in Colorado. Clinical rotations generally occur between 7 AM and 7 PM, with weekend and evening shifts required during the summer clinical rotation. There are a total of 160 lab hours in the radiology program and 1090 hours of clinical education. Applications are due March 1 with accepted applicants beginning the program in the fall.
Western Wyoming Community College (Western), in conjunction with Weber State University in Utah, allows students to earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Radiography while remaining in Wyoming. Students first complete general college coursework at Western prior to beginning the radiologic technology program through Weber State University. An Associate of Science (AS) degree with an emphasis in Pre-Radiology is offered at Western, which will fulfill the prerequisite requirements for the Radiologic Technology program at Weber. Students accepted into the radiography program must go to Weber once a month for onsite work. Clinical rotations will also be assigned monthly. Outreach students will apply to a specific clinical site and attend classes in Ogden three times each semester. Wyoming outreach clinical centers include St. Johns- Jackson, Star Valley Medical- Afton, Sweetwater Memorial- Rock Springs, and more.
How to Become a Radiology Technologist in Wyoming
Radiologic technologists and technicians must be licensed by the Wyoming Board of Radiologic Technologist Examiners. When applying for licensure in Wyoming, the Board provides four applications: General Licensure, Restricted Licensure, Special Licensure, and Temporary Licensure. The process to apply for the general licenses is as follows:
- Earn a diploma, certificate, or degree in your desired area of practice. Licenses are granted to radiologic techs who are at least 18 years of age and have graduated from an accredited radiology program.
- Pass the appropriate ARRT, NMTCB, or CBRPA exam. Note that you should have your certifications/credentials prepared to submit with the application.
- Submit your license application. Applications are available on the Board’s website. Your certifications/credentials are required for the application. If you do not hold current credentials with ARRT, the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB), or the Certification Board for Radiology Practitioner Assistants (CBRPA), you can submit official transcripts verifying the completion of study in radiologic technology from a JRCERT-approved institution or an ARRT-recognized accredited agency.
- Renew and maintain your license. General licenses will expire two years from the date of issuance. Upon renewal, licensees must provide verification that they have completed 24 credit hours of continuing education (CE).
The Board also issues a Radiologic Technician license for limited scope x-ray operators. To qualify for this license, you must complete an acceptable program of education in radiography and pass the ARRT Limited Scope of Practice in Radiography exam. If you meet these requirements, you may apply to the Board for the Radiologic Technician license.
Wyoming Radiology Tech Salary and Job Outlook
Projected Job Growth
Radiology Techs in Wyoming from 2018-20285
Estimates show potential job growth of 14.6% for radiologic technologists and technicians in Wyoming between 2018 and 2028.5 A lower job growth is predicted – at 9% – for radiologic technologists and technicians nationwide in the same time period.5 According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2020, an estimated 420 radiologic tech jobs existed in Wyoming.6 The average salary for radiologic technologists in Wyoming was $61,060.6 Although the BLS does not provide employment data for limited scope x-ray technicians, technicians typically earn less than radiologic technologists due to the lower educational requirements and scope of responsibility. Wyoming Medical Center, Campbell County Memorial Hospital, Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, and Ivinson Memorial Hospital are among the hospitals, physicians’ offices, medical imaging facilities, and other medical facilities that typically hire radiologic technologists and technicians in the state.
Wyoming Radiologic Technologist Salary by Metro Area
|City||Number Employed7||Average Annual Salary7|
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/program-effectiveness-data/
3. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs: https://www.caahep.org/Students/Find-a-Program.aspx
4. Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology: https://www.jrcnmt.org/find-a-program/
5. Projections Central Long Term Occupational Projections: https://projectionscentral.org/Projections/LongTerm
6. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, Radiologic Technologists and Technicians: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292034.htm
7. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oessrcma.htm