Radiology Schools in Kentucky

If you are interested in becoming a radiology technologist or technician, check out this comprehensive guide to radiology schools in Kentucky. There are a variety of online and campus-based radiology training programs available to students in the state. Request information from any of the schools listed at the bottom of this page to get details about programs in your area. To learn more about specific careers in the field, check out the links below:

Kentucky Schools with Radiology Programs

  • Ashland Community and Technical College (Ashland)
  • ATA College (Louisville)
  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College (Lexington)
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (Elizabethtown)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (Hazard)
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College (Louisville)
  • Madisonville Community College (Madisonville)
  • Morehead State University (Morehead)
  • Northern Kentucky University (Highland Heights)
  • Owensboro Community and Technical College (Owensboro)
  • Saint Catharine College (Saint Catharine)
  • Somerset Community College (Somerset)
  • Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (Bowling Green)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (Cumberland)
  • Spencerian College-Lexington (Lexington)
  • Spencerian College-Louisville (Louisville)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (Paducah)

How To Become a Radiology Technologist in Kentucky

Becoming a radiology worker in Kentucky begins with a solid educational foundation. A radiology degree program will help prepare you to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam. Here are the basic steps required to become a radiology technologist in Kentucky:

  1. Earn a high school diploma. As with most jobs in health care, a high school education is the first step to finding entry-level employment. Taking classes in math and science, such as anatomy, biology, chemistry, physiology, and physics, can help students get a jump start on their college studies.
  2. Earn an associate degree. Most entry-level radiologic technologists possess at least an Associate of Applied Science degree in the field. Before enrolling in one of these programs, students should make sure it has received accreditation from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
  3. Get licensed or certified in the state of Kentucky. Students can find more information about state-specific licensing requirements on the Kentucky state website. To learn more about the certification process, contact the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

In addition to completing a radiology program, you will need to get licensed through the state of Kentucky's radiation safety department. In Kentucky, this licensing authority is within the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. To become a licensed radiology professional in Kentucky, you will need to meet their prerequisites which include completing an accredited radiology program, and holding a valid certificate from the ARRT or one of the other certification boards such as the ARDMS for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers or the NMTCB for Nuclear Medicine Technologists.

Kentucky also allows you to obtain a temporary license to practice if you are waiting to take the ARRT exam and have already completed the required radiology curriculum. The temporary license will allow you to get a job and practice while you await the final steps in your certification. A temporary radiology license will cost you $50 and will be good for one year, while the permanent licensing costs $60.

Radiology Salary in Kentucky

The following chart lists the mean annual salary for several radiology careers in Kentucky. Keep in mind that wages will vary based on experience, training, and other factors.

CareerTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Wage
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians1,06046,400
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers84062,740
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists37064,830
Nuclear Medicine Technologists29064,000
Radiologic Technologists4,05050,600
Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Additional Resources for Kentucky 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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