Radiology Technologist Schools 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 several degree programs for radiologic technologists and technicians in Wyoming that provide training and experience for students interested in learning about radiologic technology and diagnostic imaging. Online radiologic technologist and technician schools are other options 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 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 3 schools 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
- Highest graduation rate*: Western Wyoming Community College 38%.1
- Highest transfer-out rate*: Laramie County Community College 24%.1
- Highest net price per year*: Western Wyoming Community College $7,399.1
- Lowest net price per year*: Laramie County Community College $6,431.1
- 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 Wyoming
We designed the following table to allow you to easily compare top-rated, not-for-profit radiologic technology and medical imaging programs in Wyoming 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|
|Laramie County Community College||Yes||No||No||JRCERT, CAAHEP||88%||99%||100%||$6,431|
|Western Wyoming Community College||Yes||No||No||—||—||—||—||$7,399|
*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
- Casper College
- Laramie County Community College
CAAHEP Accredited Sonography Programs
- Laramie County Community College
JRCNMT Accredited Nuclear Medicine Technology Programs
As of late 2017, no schools in Wyoming were accredited by the JRCNMT.
Wyoming Radiology Technologist Degree Programs
Casper College features a 24-month radiologic technology program leading to the Associate of Science 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 highly competitive program accepts a maximum of 20 students each year, with applicants required to complete six prerequisite courses prior to submitting application materials. Applications are due February 15 each year. Successful applicants to the program begin their studies in April, completing their first course online, before beginning the program on campus in May.
Laramie County Community College
Students in Laramie County Community College’s two-year, full-time radiography program will earn an Associate of Applied Science 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. 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, and Yellowstone Surgery. Clinical rotations generally occur between 7 AM and 7 PM, with weekend and evening shifts required during the summer clinical rotation. Applications are due March 1 with accepted applicants beginning the program in the fall.
Western Wyoming Community College
Western Wyoming Community College, in conjunction with Weber State University in Utah, allows students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Radiography while remaining in Wyoming. Students first complete general college coursework at Western Wyoming Community College prior to beginning the radiologic technology program through Weber State University. Students accepted into the radiography program must go to Weber State University once a month for onsite work. Clinical rotations will be assigned at hospitals and other medical facilities in the student’s hometown or community, although some travel may be required. Applicants to the radiography program at Weber State University must complete all prerequisite coursework and submit application materials by the January 10 deadline.
How to Become a Radiology Technologist in Wyoming
Radiologic technologists and technicians must be licensed by the Wyoming Board of Radiologic Technologists Examiners to be eligible to work in the state of Wyoming. Licenses are granted to radiologic techs who are at least 18 years of age, have graduated from an accredited radiology technology program, and have earned their certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). To become ARRT certified, radiologic techs must pass the ARRT certification exam. Both the ARRT certification and Wyoming licensure must be renewed every two years. ARRT-certified radiologic technologists and technicians must complete 24 continuing education credits, fill out an application, and pay applicable fees to maintain their certification. Proof of ARRT certification or evidence of 24 credits of continuing education classes are both acceptable to renew the Wyoming license.
Career Opportunities for Radiology Techs
Projected Job Growth
Radiology Techs in Wyoming from 2014-20243
The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services projects job growth of 14% for radiologic technologists and technicians in the state between 2014 and 2024.3 The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts slightly lower job growth – at 9% – for radiologic technologists and technicians nationwide between 2014 and 2024.4 An estimated 400 radiologic tech jobs existed in Wyoming in 2016.5 The average salary for radiologic technologists in Wyoming was $55,590 as of 2016.5 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 and Jobs
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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. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services: http://doe.state.wy.us/lmi/projections.htm
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