Radiology Schools in Nevada
Looking for a radiology school in Nevada? Below you will find a list of allied health schools both campus based and online with a wide variety of programs to choose from. You will also find additional information on radiology jobs and salary data for the state of Nevada. Nevada will continue to see growth from the formation of new radiology positions as well as from existing radiology workers who are retiring, getting promoted, or making lateral moves. The majority of jobs will be available in the major metropolitan areas such as Reno and Las Vegas. For more information on specific jobs in the field, check out the links below:
- Radiologic Technologist
- X-ray Technician
- Ultrasound Technician
- MRI Technician
- Nuclear Medicine Tech
- Radiologist (M.D.)
Nevada Schools with Radiology Programs
One can hardly think of a more exciting place to attend radiology school. Las Vegas, Nevada is truly the playground for adults. When you're not deep into your anatomy books, take the weekend to see a Cirque de Soleil show, wander through the casinos on the world famous boulevard, or go out with your fellow students for a night on the town.
Here is a list of schools in Nevada that offer radiology programs:
- College of Southern Nevada (Las Vegas)
- Great Basin College (Elko)
- Pima Medical Institute-Las Vegas (Las Vegas)
- Truckee Meadows Community College (Reno)
- University of Nevada-Las Vegas (Las Vegas)
How to Become a Radiologic Technologist in Nevada
In order to become a radiologic technologist, students need both a college degree and state licensure. Here are the basic steps one would need to take:
- Earn a high school diploma. This is the first step for most health care careers. To get a jump start on your studies, the Bureau of Labor Statistics recommends that students take classes in math and science, such as anatomy, biology, chemistry, physiology, and physics.
- Earn an associate degree. Earning an Associate of Applied Science degree is the typical requirement for entry-level radiologic technologist positions. Before enrolling, it’s important to make sure that your chosen program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
- Get licensed or certified in the state of Nevada. The Nevada state website can offer details on state-specific requirements, or check out the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) to find out more about certification.
Becoming a radiologic tech in Nevada starts with completing your radiology certificate or degree through a recognized radiology school in the state. You will then want to contact the Radiological Health Section staff at (775) 687-7550 to determine if your place of employment conducts procedures that will warrant special licensing.
Radiology Salary in Nevada
The following chart lists the mean annual salary for several radiology professions in Nevada. Keep in mind, these careers each have their own education and training requirements.
Additional Resources for Nevada Radiology Techs
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/, accessed July 29, 2016
- College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/, accessed July 29, 2016
- The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, https://www.arrt.org/, accessed July 29, 2016