Radiology Schools in Iowa
Thinking of attending a radiology school in Iowa? Radiologic workers, like technologists and sonographers and medical imaging workers play an important role of helping doctors find illness and diseases in patients. Using sophisticated equipment to take images of the inside of the body and their knowledge of anatomy, patient positioning, and medical imaging technology, subjects at the core of what's needed in a radiology education, radiologic workers have a variety of roles to play.
If you're interested in a career in the field of radiology, find more information for each type of radiologic job below:
- X-ray Technician
- MRI Technician
- Nuclear Medicine Tech
- Radiologist (M.D.)
- Radiologic Technologist
- Ultrasound Technician
Iowa Schools with Radiology Programs
Here's a list of some schools in Iowa that have at least one radiology program available, according to the National Center for Education Statistics:
- Allen College (Waterloo)
- Iowa Central Community College (Fort Dodge)
- St. Luke's College (Sioux City)
- Indian Hills Community College (Ottumwa)
- Vatterott College-Des Moines (Des Moines)
- Northwest Iowa Community College (Sheldon)
- Mercy-St. Luke's School of Radiologic Technology (Cedar Rapids)
You can find more using the College Navigator tool, cited below.
How to Become a Radiologic Technologist in Iowa
If you want to become a radiologic technologist, postsecondary education is typically required — as well as a state license. If you're trying to become a radiologic technologist in Iowa, try using these steps to get started:
- Earn a high school diploma. This is usually the first step for a health care-related job. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recommends that students take classes in math and science, such as trigonometry, stats, chem, anatomy, biology, physiology, and physics.
- Earn an associate degree. The Associate of Applied Science degree is common among radiologic technologists, and you should make sure your program has been accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
- Get licensed or certified in Iowa. Search using our resources for more details on requirements, or check out the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) to learn how to earn a certification.
It could help to get in touch with someone local who works in radiology, for firsthand feedback about the career in Iowa.
Radiology Salary in Iowa
Here is a snapshot of what you might expect to make working in the field of radiology in the state of Iowa, per the BLS:
|Career||Total Employment||Annual Mean Wage|
|Nuclear Medicine Technologists||130||71030|
|Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists||250||60050|
|Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians||290||48530|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||690||62110|
Additional Radiology Resources in Iowa
Iowa Radiological Society
17060 County Road D-62
Monticello, IA 52310
Iowa Department of Health
401 S.W. 7th
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
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