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Radiology Schools in Texas

Radiologic technologists in Texas and across the country have been trained in the use of X-ray technology, which aids physicians in identifying and diagnosing illnesses in patients. X-ray imaging can help doctors in numerous ways, varying from pinpointing a fracture in a bone to determining if intestinal digestive problems or bone cancer may be present, according to The Mayo Clinic. In addition to knowing how to take internal images of the body, radiologic technologists may also have the following responsibilities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS):

  • Preparing patients for X-ray procedures
  • Correctly positioning patients and equipment for imaging
  • Shielding areas of the body not in need of imaging from radiation
  • Adjusting and maintaining X-ray equipment as needed

One reason to consider a radiologic technologist career is that occupational job growth is expected to be faster than average from 2012 to 2022, according to the BLS. Predicted to increase by 21 percent over this time, some 41,500 new radiologic technologist positions could become available across the country. This growth should be particularly driven by an expanding Baby Boomer population and more people having access to healthcare as a result of recent changes in law. In Texas, 13,520 people were employed as radiologic technologists as of May 2013, according to the BLS. They earned mean annual wages of $53,490, higher than the mean wages of $44,400 for all occupations combined in the state. Students interested in a career in health care can look to radiologic technologist schools in Texas for training.

How to Become a Radiologic Technologist

Pursuing a career as a radiologic technologist generally requires completion of an Associate degree, according to the BLS. This degree can take approximately two years to finish and often leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree. Students enrolled in radiology schools in Texas may find that clinical, hands-on skills comprise an important part of their learning, but other classes can help them learn more about clinical competence and professionalism. Although courses and requirements can vary from school to school, the education needed to enter the radiologic technology profession is often the same. Students enrolled in radiologic technologist schools in Texas could takes classes that include or are similar to:

  • Radiation Biology and Protection
  • Patient Care
  • Principles of Radiographic Imaging
  • Radiographic Pathology
  • Advanced Radiographic Procedures

Before enrolling in a program, students may want to check to see if it is accredited through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Although licensing is not required for radiologic technologists in all states, graduation from an accredited program is often needed in those states that do require licensure. In Texas, passing the exam offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) is necessary to seek state licensure.

Once licensure is initially obtained, 24 hours of continuing education is necessary every two years to seek renewal. Licensure is good for two years. The state also does offer reciprocity licensing, meaning that if applicants are licensed in another state that has similar licensing requirements they may not need to go through the process in Texas. After entering the field, radiologic technologists may want to look into specializing in specific areas that can vary from cardiac-interventional (CI) radiography to mammography.

List of Radiologic Technologist Schools in Texas

Below is a list of schools in Texas that have radiologic technologist degrees and programs, including radiology schools in Dallas, Texas and radiology schools in Houston, Texas -- two major metropolitan regions within the state.

  • Amarillo College, Amarillo: Associate degree
  • Angelina College, Lufkin: Associate degree
  • Austin Community College District, Austin: One-to-two-year certificate
  • Baptist Health System School of Health Professions, San Antonio: Undergraduate certificate
  • Blinn College, Brenham: Associate degree
  • Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch: One-to-two year certificate and associate degree
  • Coastal Bend College, Beeville: Associate degree
  • College of Healthcare Professions, Houston: One-to-two year certificate
  • Covenant School of Nursing and Allied Health, Lubbock: Two-to-four year certificate
  • Del Mar College, Corpus Christi: Associate degree
  • El Centro College, Dallas: Associate degree
  • El Paso Community College, El Paso: Associate degree
  • Fortis Institute, Grand Prairie: Two-to-four year certificate
  • Galveston College, Galveston: One-to-two year certificate and associate degree
  • Houston Community College, Houston: Less than one-year certificate and Associate degree
  • Howard College, Big Spring: Associate degree
  • Kilgore College, Kilgore: Less than one-year certificate and Associate degree
  • Lamar Institute of Technology, Beaumont: Associate degree
  • Laredo Community College, Laredo: Associate degree
  • Lone Star College System, The Woodlands: Less than one-year certificate and Associate degree
  • McClennan Community College, Waco: Less than one-year certificate
  • Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls: Associate, Bachelor's and Master's degrees
  • North Central Texas College, Gainesville: Associate degree
  • Northeast Texas Community College, Mount Pleasant: Associate degree
  • Odessa College, Odessa: Associate degree
  • Paris Junior College, Paris: Associate degree
  • Parker University, Dallas: Associate degree
  • Pima Medical Institute, Houston: Associate degree
  • San Jacinto College, Pasadena: Less than one-year certificate and Associate degree
  • Sanford Brown College-Houston North Loop, Houston: Associate degree and two-to-four year certificate
  • South Plains College, Levelland: Associate degree
  • South Texas College, McAllen: Associate degree
  • Southwest Texas Junior College, Uvaide: Associate degree
  • Southwest University at El Paso, El Paso: Associate degree
  • St. Phillip's College, San Antonio: Less than one-year certificate
  • Tarrant County College District, Fort Worth: Associate degree
  • Texas State University, San Marcos: Bachelor's degree
  • The College of Healthcare Professions, Austin: One-to-two year certificate and Associate degree
  • The College of Healthcare Professions, Dallas: One-to-two year certificate and Associate degree
  • The College of Healthcare Professions, Fort Worth: One-to-two year certificate and associate degree
  • The College of Healthcare Professions, San Antonio: One-to-two year certificate
  • The College of Healthcare Professions, Southwest Houston: One-to-two year certificate
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville: Associate degree
  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston: Associate degree and undergraduate certificate
  • Tyler Junior College, Tyler: Associate degree
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas: Bachelor's and postgraduate certificate
  • Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies, Weslaco: One-to-two year certificate
  • Weatherford College, Weatherford: Associate degree
  • Wharton County Junior College, Wharton: Associate degree

As supplied through the National Center for Educational Statistics


Attending Radiology School in Popular Cities in Texas

Radiology Schools in Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas is known for it's liberal culture in the middle of what is traditionally known as a conservative state. It is a bustling university town with all the flavor and excitement that cities with large populations of college students tend to have. The city actually promotes it's "Keep Austin Weird" movement. It is located close to Lakes Town which provides a refreshing break from the sometimes hot and humid summers. The city has a vibrant live music scene, which it takes great pride in as well. Enjoy an afternoon at the Blanton Museum of Art or the sculpture gardens at Ziker Metropolitan Park. Attending radiology schools in Austin, TX will surely be a lively experience. Our featured schools in Austin include Sanford Brown Institute and The Academy of Health Professions.

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Radiology Schools in Dallas, TX ( Dallas, Fort Worth, TX area)

Dallas is a city that is both high style and cosmopolitan and down to earth Texan. Attending radiology school in Dallas, TX offers students several options for both externships and employment. The city of Dallas provides the most opportunity for job placement in the field of radiology according to AuntMinnie.com. If your looking for fun times after class, Dallas has several options from the rich live music and arts scene in Deep Ellum, which is located in the east part of downtown Dallas. Shopping along Greenville Avenue has proven to be a favorite activity of students in the Dallas area with its many boutiques, bars, and restaurants. Or, hang out on the hip McKinney Avenue with its glitzy night clubs and restaurants or maybe attend a Dallas Cowboys game. So, get on your swagger and get ready to study hard and play hard while attending radiology school in DFW (Dallas Fort Worth).

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Radiology Schools in Houston, TX

Looking for fun in your off time while attending radiology school in Houston, Texas? Houston is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States and offers all the fun and amenities of a large urban area, not to mention that there is ample opportunity for radiology jobs in the Houston, TX area. Houston has one of the largest theatre districts in the United States with several performing arts productions and hundreds of visual arts venues. One of the more popular one is the NASA show, not to mention the largest rodeo in the world. When your not attending radiology school in Houston, take a stroll through the cities zoo or one of the many fine arts museums, clubs, and trendy restaurants. You can read more about Houston Texas Radiology Schools and request free information from schools from the above list.

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Radiology Schools in Austin, TX

Located in Central Texas, Austin is the capital city of the largest state within the lower 48 states. Earning such awards as, the Number. 2 Best Big City in "Best Places to Live", and the "Greenest City in America", Austin is often on the cutting edge of culture and business. To many music lovers Austin, Texas is also known as the The Live Music Capital of the World.

The Austin–Round Rock–San Marcos metropolitan area has a population of over 1,715,000 people, and continues to draw people from about the country, and the world. Along with this influx of people comes the demand for quality hospitals and healthcare clinics. Austin area hospitals include:

  • Austin State Hospital
  • Austin Surgical Hospital
  • University Medical Center Brackenridge
  • Children's Hospital of Austin
  • Dell Children's Medical Center
  • Heart Hospital of Austin
  • The Hospital at Westlake Medical Center
  • North Austin Medical Center
  • St. David's Medical Center
  • St. David's Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Seton Main Hospital
  • Seton Northwest Hospital
  • Seton Southwest Hospital
  • South Austin Medical Center

You can find a more detailed list and map of Austin area hospitals here: http://www.texashillcountry.com/AustinHospitals.htm

List of Schools

 

Hendrick Medical Center
Radiography Program
1900 Pine Street
Abilene, TX 79601-2316

Amarillo College
Radiography Program
P.O. Box 447
Amarillo, TX 79178

Austin Community College
(Riverside Campus)
Radiography Program
1020 Grove Boulevard
Austin, TX 78741

Lamar Institute of Technology
Radiography Program
P.O. Box 10061
Beaumont, TX 77710

Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital - Beaumont
Radiography Program
P.O. Drawer 1591
Beaumont, TX 77704

Scenic Mountain Medical Center
Radiography Program
1601 West 11th Place
Big Spring, TX 79720-9990

University of Texas at Brownsville & Texas Southmost College
Radiography Program
80 Fort Brown
Brownsville, TX 78520-4993

Blinn College
Radiography Program
P.O. Box 6030
Bryan, TX 77805-6030

Del Mar College
Radiography Program
101 Baldwin
Corpus Christi, TX 78404

El Centro College
Radiography Program
Main at Lamar
Dallas, TX 75202-3604

Baylor University Medical Center
Radiography Program
3616 Worth Avenue
Dallas, TX 75246

El Paso Community College
Radiography Program
P.O. Box 20500
El Paso, TX 79998

U.S. Army Medical Dept. Center & School
Department of Clinical Support Services
Radiography Program
3151 Scott Rd, Ste. 1334 MCCS-HCR
FORT SAM HOUSTON, TX 78234-6137

JPS Institute for Health Career
Development
Radiography Program
2400 Circle Drive #100
Fort Worth, TX 76119

Galveston College
Radiography Program
4015 Avenue Q
Galveston, TX 77550-2782

Houston Community College System
Radiography Program
1900 Galen
Houston, TX 77030

Harris County Hospital District/ Ben Taub General Hospital
Radiography Program
1504 Taub Loop
Houston, TX 77030

Memorial City Hospital/Memorial
Hermann Healthcare Hospital
Radiography Program
920 Frostwood
Houston, TX 77024

Tarrant County College
(Northeast Campus)
Radiography Program
828 Harwood Road
Hurst, TX 76054-3299

Laredo Community College
Radiography Program
West End Washington Street
Laredo, TX 78040-4395

South Plains College
Radiography Program
Reese Center
528 Gilbert Drive
Lubbock, TX 79416

Covenant Medical Center
Radiography Program
3706 20th Street Suite A
Lubbock, TX 79410

Angelina College
Radiography Program
P.O. Box 1768
Lufkin, TX 75902-1768

Midland College
Radiography Program
3600 North Garfield
Midland, TX 79705-6399

Odessa College
Radiography Program
201 West University Boulevard
Odessa, TX 79764

San Jacinto College Central
Radiography Program
8060 Spencer Highway P.O. Box 2007
Pasadena, TX 77501-2007

School of Health Care Sciences/USAF
Radiography Program
939 Missile Road 382 TRS/XYAF
Diagnostic Imaging Course
SHEPPARD AFB, TX 76311-2246

St. Philip's College
Radiography Program
1801 Martin Luther King Drive
San Antonio, TX 78203-2098

Baptist Health System, Institute of
Health Education School

Radiography Program
730 N. Main, Suite 212, M & S Tower
San Antonio, TX 78205-1115

Tyler Junior College
Radiography Program
P.O. Box 9020
Tyler, TX 75711

Citizens Medical Center
Radiography Program
2701 Hospital Drive
Victoria, TX 77901

McLennan Community College
Radiography Program
1400 College Drive
Waco, TX 76708

Wharton County Junior College
Radiography Program
911 Boling Highway
Wharton, TX 77488

Midwestern State University
Radiography Program
3410 Taft Boulevard
Wichita Falls, TX 76308-2099

Texas Radiological Society & License Info

Texas Radiological Society
6705 Hwy. 290 West
Suite 502, #243
Austin, TX 78735-8407
TRS phone: (512) 535-4920
TRS fax: (512) 535-6320
Renita Fonseca, CMP, Executive Director
E-mail: renitafonseca@yahoo.com
http://www.txrad.org/index.html

Texas Radiology License Information
Radiation Medical Radiologic Technologist Certification Program
Texas Department of State Health Services
Mail Code 1982
P.O. Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347
E-mail: mrt@dshs.state.tx.us
Telephone: (512) 834-6617
Fax: (512) 834-6677
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/mrt/

Texas Colleges and Universities

Texas is home to many well known colleges & universities. We've included some of the most popular below.

Texas A&M International University
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Texas A&M University–Commerce
Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi
Texas A&M University–San Antonio
Texas A&M University System Health Science Center
Texas A&M University–Kingsville
Prairie View A&M University
Tarleton State University
Texas A&M University–Texarkana
West Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University–Central Texas
Texas State University System
Lamar University - Beaumont
Lamar Institute of Technology
Lamar State College-Orange
Lamar State College-Port Arthur
Sam Houston State University
Sul Ross State University
Texas State University–San Marcos
Texas Tech University System
Angelo State University
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
University of Houston–Clear Lake
University of Houston–Downtown
University of Houston–Victoria
University of North Texas Health Science Center
University of Texas at Arlington
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Texas at El Paso
University of Texas–Pan American
University of Texas of the Permian Basin
University of Texas at San Antonio
University of Texas at Tyler
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio -Laredo Campus
University of Texas Health Center at Tyler
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Midwestern State University
Stephen F. Austin State University
Texas Southern University
Texas Woman's University
Abilene Christian University
Amberton University
Arlington Baptist College
Bay Ridge Christian College
Baylor University
Christ For The Nations Institute
College of Saint Thomas More
Concordia University
Dallas Christian College
Dallas Baptist University
East Texas Baptist University
Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics
Hardin-Simmons University
Houston Baptist University
Howard Payne University
Huston-Tillotson University
Jarvis Christian College
LeTourneau University
Lubbock Christian University
Northwood University
Our Lady of the Lake University
Rice University
St. Edward's University
St. Mary's University, Texas
Southern Methodist University
Southwestern Adventist University
Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Southwestern Christian College
Texas Baptist College
Texas Christian University
Texas College
Texas Lutheran University
Texas Wesleyan University
Trinity University
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
University of St. Thomas
University of the Incarnate Word
Wayland Baptist University
Western Texas College
Wiley College
Austin College
Dallas Baptist University
University of Dallas
McMurry University
Paul Quinn College
Schreiner University
Southwestern University


Sources:

Radiologic and MRI Technologists, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/radiologic-technologists.htm

Why it's done. The Mayo Clinic, http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/x-ray/basics/why-its-done/prc-20009519

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates - Texas, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_tx.htm#29-0000

Course Descriptions, Tarrant County College, http://www.chaffey.edu/healthsciences/radtec/degree.shtml

Find a JRCERT Accredited Program, Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, http://www.jrcert.org/

ARRT Certification, The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, https://www.arrt.org/Certification

Individual State Licensure Information, American Society of Radiologic Technologists, http://www.asrt.org/main/standards-regulations/state-legislative-affairs/individual-state-licensure-info#tx

College Navigator, National Center for Educational Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?s=TX&p=51.0907+51.0911

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