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Radiology Schools in Pennsylvania (PA)

Are you looking for radiology schools in Pennsylvania? The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, home to historic landmarks and battlefields of multiple wars, has much to offer, including restaurants that serve food other than cheese steaks, and prestigious universities such as the University of Pennsylvania. Find our school listings below to request more information about degree program options and job placement programs and to find out about financial aid for qualified individuals.

According to the Pennsylvania government's projections, employment growth of 6.4 percent is projected across the state from 2010 to 2020 (Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry). Radiologic technologists specifically are expected to experience employment growth of up to 16.4 percent during the same period. As of May 2011, radiologic technologists in the state's two major population centers earned an annual mean wage of $46,840 in the city of Pittsburgh (BLS.gov, 2012) and $59,820 in the Philadelphia metropolitan area (BLS.gov, 2012).

Pennsylvania State Radiography Salaries

The following data gathered by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov, 2012) may suggest career opportunities for graduates of radiology schools in Pennsylvania. Wages vary according to location, training, experience and other factors:

Radiography Careers in Pennsylvania

Annual Mean Wage in Pennsylvania (2011)

Radiologic Technologists

$53,870

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

$58,450

Nuclear Medicine Technologists

$62,660

Radiation Therapists

$77,740

Physicians and Surgeons (Radiologists)

$195,340

Attending Radiology Schools in Pennsylvania

Radiology students in Pennsylvania may explore cities such as Pittsburgh, once a mecca of American steel production, now a leader in environmental design (pittsburghgreenstory.org). When you're not hitting the books, you can check out the Andy Warhol Museum or one of the 19 Dale Carnegie Libraries and Museums. If you're looking for the trendy part of town, you may want to hang out on Carson Street, where fun restaurants and bars can be located. Radiology students can also enjoy Philadelphia, the largest city in the Pennsylvania Commonwealth, home to Fairmount Park, Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.

How to Become a Radiologic Technologist in Pennsylvania

To be employed as a radiologic technologist, diagnostic medical sonographer, nuclear medicine technologist or radiation therapist in the state of Pennsylvania, you must enroll in and successfully complete a radiographic training program from a radiology school approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Only graduates from approved ARRT programs can take the ARRT exam, which is required for licensure (ARRT.org) by the state of Pennsylvania. You can contact the Pennsylvania Radiological Society to learn more about the licensure process.

Additional Pennsylvania Radiology Resources

The Pennsylvania Radiological Society
5 South Main Street, Suite 5
Sugarloaf, PA 18249
Tel: (570) 788-8664
http://www.paradsoc.org/

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Radiation Protection
Radiation Control Division
P.O. Box 8469
Harrisburg, PA 17105
Tel: (717) 787-2480
http://www.dep.state.pa.us/brp/Radiation_Control_Division/Radiation_Control_Homepage.htm

Radiology Programs in Pennsylvania (PA):

This list also includes online schools that accept students from Pennsylvania.
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