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Radiology Schools in New Mexico

Radiology workers play an important role in the process of uncovering illnesses and diseases through their skill at imaging various anatomical structures inside the body, to be used by physicians in attempts to make an accurate diagnosis. These kinds of radiologic workers include technologists, sonographers and medical imaging workers.

If you're interested in a career in the field of radiology, find more info for each type of radiologic job below:

New Mexico Schools with Radiology Programs

Explore a list of all the schools in New Mexico that have at least one radiology program available, according to the National Center for Education Statistics:

  • Central New Mexico Community College (Albuquerque)
  • Clovis Community College (Clovis)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (Roswell)
  • New Mexico State University-Dona Ana (Las Cruces)
  • Northern New Mexico College (Espanola)
  • Pima Medial Institute (Albuquerque)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campis (Albuquerque)

To try and get a head start, it can help to connect with someone local who works in radiology, for firsthand feedback about the career in New Mexico.

How to Become a Radiologic Technologist in New Mexico

If you want to start or continue a career path as a radiologic technologist, postsecondary education is usually required — as well as a state license. If you want to become a radiologic technologist in New Mexico, try starting with these steps to get going:

  1. Earn a high school diploma: This is typically the first step for a health care-related job. The U.S Department of Labor's  Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recommends that students take classes in math and science, such as trigonometry, statistics, chemistry, anatomy, biology, physiology, and physics.
  2. 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).
  3. Get licensed or certified in NM: Search using our resources for more details on requirements, and check out the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) to learn more.

It could also help to get in touch with someone local who works in radiology, for firsthand feedback about a radiology career in New Mexico.

Radiology Salary in New Mexico

Here is a snapshot of what you might expect to make working in the field of radiology in the state of New Mexico, per the BLS:

CareerTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Wage
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians20053,550
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers42066,050
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists18067,930
Nuclear Medicine Technologists12075,020
Radiologic Technologists1,13058,270
Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Additional New Mexico Radiology Resources

New Mexico Radiological Society 47 Yucca Lane
Placitas, NM 87043
http://www.nmsrt.org/

Radiation Control Bureau
New Mexico Environment Department
Harold S. Runnels Building, Room S2100
1190 St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505-4173
(505) 476-3264
http://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/nmrcb/radtech.html


Sources:
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

Radiology Programs in New Mexico:

This list also includes online schools that accept students from New-mexico.
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