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Radiology Tech Schools Houston, Texas

Are you planning on enrolling in one of the radiology schools in Houston? The official Houston website describes a strong job market and economy. The city was founded in 1836 by two brothers Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen, who settled the land near the banks of Buffalo Bayou in Southeast Texas. The city was named after the President of the Republic of Texas, Sam Houston.

Greater Houston is a 10-county metropolitan area, located along the Gulf Coast area of Texas. Modern Houston has grown far beyond its humble beginnings. The city is home to the Texas Medical Center, considered the largest medical center in the world, as well as a host of energy, computer, software and technology companies. Houston hosts a diverse population that continues to grow (Census.gov, 2011).

Houston Radiography Salaries

The following data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov, 2012) may suggest different options for radiology jobs in Houston. Salaries vary depending on education and experience:

Radiology Careers in Houston

Annual Mean Wage in Houston (2011)

Radiologic Technologists

$55,500

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

$61,700

Nuclear Medicine Technologists

$63,640

Radiation Therapists

$78,600

Physicians and Surgeons (Radiologists)

$165,010

Radiography Employment Outlook in Houston

Employment opportunities for radiologic technologists, nationally, are projected to grow by up to 28 percent from 2010 to 2020 (BLS.gov, 2012). The national employment outlook for diagnostic medical sonographers is expected to rise by up to 44 percent during the same period (BLS.gov, 2012). The BLS forecasts 2010 to 2020 job growth of up to 19 percent for nuclear medicine technologists in the U.S. (BLS.gov, 2012). The Texas Workforce Commission forecasts employment growth of 36 percent for radiologic technologists in the state during the 2010 to 2020 period.

How to Become a Radiological Technologist in Houston

To become a radiological technologist in Houston, you must complete a radiographic program from an accredited radiology school that is approved by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Passing the AART exam is required for licensure from the state of Texas. You can contact the Texas Department of State Health Services for more information.

Texas Department of State Health Services

1100 West 49th Street

Austin, TX 78756

Phone: (512) 776-7111

Web: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/

Sources and further reading:

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists

Houston Facts and Figures (Houstontx.gov)

Houston Business Journal, "Hospitals in Houston's top health care systems rank high on national list," August 24, 2012

Texas Workforce Commission

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            • Dallas campus named 2013 School of the Year by the National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP).
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            • Its student-faculty ratio is 16:1, and 43.1% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
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            • Associated with Florida Hospital, and Adventist Health System which is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
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