Radiology Schools in Illinois

Radiology professionals have the rewarding job of capturing images of the inside of the body in order to help physicians detect and diagnose problems. As a radiologic technologist, you can play a vital role in patients' healing process. To learn more about radiology schools in Illinois, request information from any of the schools listed at the bottom of this page. A school representative will contact you and provide you with details on the programs offered. Be sure to ask about online options, course offerings, and financial aid opportunities. For information on specific careers in the field, check out the links below:

Illinois Schools with Radiology Programs

  • Blessing Hospital School of Radiologic Technology (Quincy)
  • Carl Sandburg College (Galesburg)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College (Chicago)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College (Chicago)
  • College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn)
  • College of Lake County (Grayslake)
  • Danville Area Community College (Danville)
  • Elgin Community College (Elgin)
  • Heartland Community College (Normal)
  • Illinois Central College (East Peoria)
  • John Wood Community College (Quincy)
  • Joliet Junior College (Joliet)
  • Kankakee Community College (Kankakee)
  • Kaskaskia College (Centralia)
  • Kishwaukee College (Malta)
  • Lewis University (Romeoville)
  • Lincoln Land Community College (Springfield)
  • Midwestern Career College (Chicago)
  • Moraine Valley Community College (Palos Hills)
  • National Louis University (Chicago)
  • National University of Health Sciences (Lombard)
  • North Central College (Naperville)
  • Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus (Bridgeview)
  • Oakton Community College (Des Plaines)
  • Olney Central College (Olney)
  • Parkland College (Champaign)
  • Rend Lake College (Ina)
  • Richland Community College (Decatur)
  • Roosevelt University (Chicago)
  • Rush University (Chicago)
  • Sauk Valley Community College (Dixon)
  • South Suburban College (South Holland)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (Carbondale)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (Belleville)
  • Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences (Rock Island)
  • Triton College (River Grove)
  • University of St Francis (Joliet)
  • Wabash Valley College (Mount Carmel)
  • William Rainey Harper College (Palatine)

How to Become a Radiologic Technologist in Illinois

In order to become a radiology worker in Illinois, you need both a college education and state licensure. Here are the basic steps to becoming a radiologic technologist in Illinois:

  1. Earn a high school diploma. Like many health care careers, a high school education is the first step to finding entry-level employment. Interested students should take classes in math and science, such as anatomy, biology, chemistry, physiology, and physics, to help prepare them for their college studies.
  2. Earn an associate degree. Entry-level positions typically require at least an Associate of Applied Science. Before enrolling, make sure your program has been properly accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
  3. Get licensed or certified in the state of Illinois. The Illinois state website can offer more information about state-specific licensing requirements. For details on the certification process, contact the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Radiology Salary in Illinois

The following table lists the mean annual salaries for several radiology careers in Illinois. Please note that actual wages will vary depending on training, experience, and other factors.

CareerTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Wage
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians2,15058,850
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers2,45074,770
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists1,41070,590
Nuclear Medicine Technologists78076,250
Radiologic Technologists6,99062,630
Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Additional Resources for Illinois Radiology Techs


  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/, accessed July 29, 2016
  2. College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/, accessed July 29, 2016
  3. The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, https://www.arrt.org/, accessed July 29, 2016

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