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Radiology Schools in Georgia

Why become a radiologic technologist? As a healthcare professional, you can play an important role in patient care by doing diagnostic imaging on patients through X-rays or computed tomography, known as CT, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Why is this so important? Doctors, ranging from emergency room providers to surgeons, can use these images to help determine if a patient is ill and what the best course of treatment should be.

Radiologic technologists in Georgia and throughout the country have many important job responsibilities. In addition to helping maintain equipment, they need to know how to correctly position patients so that the needed images can be obtained, while protecting them from radiation, which can be harmful to unshielded parts of the body. Other responsibilities can include providing special drinks to them so that radiologists, the BLS reports, can easily view certain soft tissues in the body.

Students in Georgia interested in becoming radiologic technologists can find Associate degrees, as well as certificate and Bachelor's programs. The BLS shows that 5,190 radiologic technologists were employed in Georgia as of 2013, and they earned mean annual wages of $51,430. Job growth nationwide for radiologic technologists is expected to be 21 percent from 2012 to 2022. This is faster than average for all occupations and could potentially mean that 41,500 new jobs become available and open.

How to Become a Radiologic Technologist

The BLS reports that to become a radiologic technologist you need to complete an Associate degree. Many radiologic technologist schools in Georgia and elsewhere offer Associate degrees as well as other options, such as a certificate or Bachelor's degree. Whatever you choice, you may want to enroll in a program that is accredited through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). That's because some states do require graduation from an accredited program to allow applicants to become licensed.

What can you learn in a radiologic technologist program? Classes could include:

  • Radiographic Procedures
  • Patient Care and Management
  • Image Production and Evaluation
  • Radiation Physics and Protection

Clinical education can be an important part of any program, providing you with hands-on skills. An Associate degree generally takes two years to complete. Radiologic technologists are not required to be licensed in the state of Georgia, according to the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).

However, licensing is necessary in many other states, and so if you plan to work in a state other than Georgia, you may want to prepare for licensing by taking the national exam offered through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). This exam is accepted as part of the licensing process for 37 states. In Georgia, you may want to consider joining the Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists, Inc. This society offers scholarships, educational opportunities, information about legislation and networking opportunities.

Radiologic Technologist Schools in Georgia

Here is a list of radiologist schools in Georgia:

  • Albany Technical College, Albany: Associate degree
  • Andrew College, Cuthbert: Associate degree
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah: Bachelor's degree
  • Athens Technical College, Athens: Associate degree
  • Atlanta Technical College, Atlanta: Associate degree
  • Augusta Technical College, Augusta: Associate degree
  • Central Georgia Technical College, Ocala: Less than one-year certificate, one-to-two-year certificate and Associate degree
  • Chattahoochee Technical College, Marietta: Associate degree
  • College of Coastal Georgia, Brunswick: Associate degree
  • Columbus Technical College, Columbus: Less than one-year certificate and Associate degree
  • Dalton State College, Dalton: Associate degree
  • Darton State College, Albany: Less than one-year certificate
  • Emory University, AtlantaBachelor's degree
  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College, Rome: Associate degree
  • Georgia Perimeter College, Decatur: Associate degree
  • Georgia Regents University, Augusta: Bachelor's degree
  • Grady Health System Professional Schools, Miami: One-to-two-year certificate
  • Gwinnett Technical College, Lawrenceville: Less than one-year certificate and associate degree
  • Lanier Technical College, Oakwood: Associate degree
  • Moultrie Technical College, Moultrie: Associate degree
  • Oconee Fall Line Technical College, Sandersville: Associate degree
  • Ogeechee Technical College, Statesboro: Less than one-year certificate, Associate degree, two-to-four year certificate
  • Okefenokee Technical College, Waycross: Associate degree and two-to-four year certificate
  • Southeastern Technical College, Vidalia: Associate degree and two-to-four year certificate
  • Southern Crescent Technical College, Griffin: Associate degree
  • Southwest Georgia Technical College, Thomasville: Associate degree
  • West Georgia Technical College, Waco: Less than one-year certificate and Associate degree
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, Valdosta: Less than one-year certificate and Associate degree

As supplied by the National Center for Educational Statistics


Additional Radiology Resources in Georgia

Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists
P.O. Box 767369
Roswell, GA 30076
(770) 475-5216
(206) 956-3642
web: http://www.gsrt.org/

Radioactive Materials Program
4244 International Parkway, Suite 114
Atlanta, Georgia 30354
(404) 362-2675
web: http://www.state.ga.us/dnr/environ/aboutepd_files/branches_files/rmprogram/default.htm

Additional Schools in Georgia

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Albany Technical College
Radiography Program (Diploma)
Kelly Castro, M.Ed., R.T.(R)
1704 South Slappey Boulevard
Albany GA 31701
(229) 430-3619 Fax: (229) 430-5115
E-mail: kcastro@albanytech.edu

Armstrong Atlantic State University
Department of Radiologic Sciences (BSRS)
Elwin R. Tilson, Ed.D., FAEIRS, R.T.(R)(M)(CT)(QM)
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419
(912) 344-2939 Fax: (912) 921-5838
E-mail: elwin.tilson@armstrong.edu

Athens Technical College
Douglas A. Baker, M.S., R.T.(R)
800 U.S. Highway 29 North
Athens, GA 30610-0399
(706) 355-5052 Fax: (706) 369-5753
E-mail: dbaker@athenstech.edu

Augusta Technical College Radiography Program
Stephanie T. Lauderdale RTT (R)
Augusta, GA
(706) 771-4191
Email: slauderdale@augustatech.edu

Central Georgia Technical College
3300 Macon Tech Drive
Macon, GA 31206
(478) 757-3552 Fax: (479) 757-3575
College of Coastal Georgia

Radiography Program
Dianne T. Castor, B.S.Ed., R.T.(R)
3700 Altama Avenue
Brunswick, GA 31520
(912) 264-7381 Fax: (912) 262-3283
E-mail: dcastor@cgcc.edu

Columbus Technical College
Patricia Mansell, M.S., R.T.(R)(M)
928 Manchester Expressway
Columbus, GA 31904-6577
(706) 641-5277
E-mail: pmansell@columbustech.edu

Dalton State College
Radiologic Technology Program
Susan West, M.Ed., R.T.(R)
650 College Drive
Dalton GA 30720
(706) 272-2605 Fax: (706) 272-2699
E-mail: swest@daltonstate.edu

DeKalb Medical Center
Lashaun D. Taylor, M.S., R.T.(R)
2701 North Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 501-5306 Fax: (404) 501-1883
E-mail: shaun.taylor@dekalbmedical.org

Emory University
Dawn Couch Moore, M.M.Sc., R.T.(R)
PO Box 25901
Atlanta, GA 30322
(404)727-3200 Fax: (404) 712-7256
E-mail: dawn_moore@emoryhealthcare.org

Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Mark H. Layne, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(CT)(MR)
One Maurice Culberson Drive
Rome, GA 30161-7603
(706)295-6955 Fax (706) 295-6894
Email: mlayne@gntc.edu

Grady Health System
Cheryl T. Pressly, M.S., R.T.(R)
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Dr., S.E. Box 26095
Atlanta GA 30303-3050
(404) 616-3611 Fax: (404) 616-3512
E-mail: cpressly@gmh.edu

Griffin Technical College
Radiography Program (AAT)
Debbie R. Dawson, BMSc, RT(R),
501 Varsity Road
Griffin, GA 30223
(770) 229-3225 Fax: (770) 229-3294
E-mail: ddawson@griffintech.edu

Gwinnett Technical College
Jim Sass, M.Ed., CIIP, RT(R)(M)(QM)
5150 Sugarloaf Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
(678) 226-6326 Fax: (770)685-1338
E-mail: jsass@gwinnetttech.edu

Heart of Georgia Technical College
Stephanie M. Morris, R.T.(R)(M)(CT)
560 Pinehill Road
Dublin, GA 31021
(478) 274-7882 Fax: (478) 275-6642
Email: smorris@heartofgatech.edu

Institute for Allied Medical Professions
Dennis T. Benson, M.A.Ed., R.T.(R)(CT)(MR)
5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Suite 450
Atlanta GA 30342
404.255.4500
Email: atlanta@iamp.edu

Lanier Technical College
Robert R. Wells, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(CT)
2990 Landrum Education Drive
Oakwood GA 30566
(770) 535-5928
Email: rwells@laniertech.edu

Middle Georgia Technical College
Erin H. Giddens, B.S., R.T.(R)(M)(CT)(MR)
80 Cohen Walker Drive
Warner Robins, GA 31088
(478) 988-6800 (Ext. 4047)
E-mail: egiddens@middlegatech.edu

Moultrie Technical College
Alfred L. Jones, B.S., R.T.(R)
361 Industrial Drive
Moultrie, GA 31768
(229) 217-4178
E-mail: ajones@moultrietech.edu

North Metro Technical College
Deanne Collins, B.S., R.T.(R)
5198 Ross Road
Acworth GA 30102
(770) 975-4055
E-mail: dcollins@northmetrotech.edu

Ogeechee Technical College
Janice F. Martin, B.A., R.T.(R)
One Joe Kennedy Blvd.
Statesboro, GA 30458-8049
(912) 871-1647
E-mail: jmartin@ogeecheetech.edu

Okefenokee Technical College
Donna L. Yeomans, B.S.Ed., R.T.(R)
1701 Carswell Avenue
Waycross, GA 31503
(912) 287-5837 Fax: (912)287-4865
E-mail: dyeomans@okefenokeetech.edu

Southeastern Technical College
Tara Weldon-Powell, B.S., R.T.(R)(M)(CT), R.D.M.S.
3001 East First Street
Vidalia, GA 30474
(912) 538-3152
Email: tpowell@southeasterntech.edu

Southwest Georgia Technical College
Werner Waldron, M.S.Ed., R.T.(R)
15689 Highway 19 North
Thomasville, GA 31792
(229) 225-3957 Fax: (229) 225-5289
E-mail: wwaldron@southwestgatech.edu

University Hospital
Patricia S. Graham, M.B.A., R.T.(R)
1350 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30910-3599
(706) 774-8646
Email: pgraham@uh.org

Valdosta Technical College
Linda Booth, B.S., R.T. (R)
P.O. Box 928
Valdosta, GA 31603
(229) 245-2461 Fax: (229) 333-2129
E-mail: lbooth@valdostatech.edu

West Central Technical College
Paige Saylors, M.S.H.A., R.T.(R)(M)(QM)
4600 Timber Ridge Drive
Douglasville, GA 30135
(770) 947-7222 Fax: (770)947-3818
E-mail: psaylors@westcentraltech.edu

West Georgia Technical College
Wanda Barbee, M.Ed., RT(R)
303 Fort Drive
LaGrange, GA 30240
(706) 756-4552
E-mail: wbarbee@westgatech.edu


Sources:

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates - Georgia, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ga.htm#29-0000

Radiologic Technology, Trocaire College, https://www.trocaire.edu/academics/radiologic-technology

Find a JRCERT Accredited Program, Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, http://www.jrcert.org/

Radiologic and MRI Technologists, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/radiologic-technologists.htm

ARRT Certification, The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, https://www.arrt.org/Certification

Individual State Licensure Information, American Society of Radiologic Technologists, http://www.asrt.org/main/standards-regulations/state-legislative-affairs/individual-state-licensure-info#ga

College Navigator, National Center for Educational Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?s=GA&p=51.0907+51.0911&pg=2&id=141255

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