Radiology

Radiology Schools in Arkansas

Radiologic technologists play an important role in helping physicians diagnose illness and problems in their patients. They are the specially trained professionals who capture images of the inside of the body to help determine the source of illness. Below, you will find schools offering radiology programs in Arkansas. Learn more about available online and campus-based programs by requesting information directly from the schools. For detailed information about specific careers in the field, check out the links below:

Arkansas Schools with Radiology Programs

  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (Jonesboro)
  • Baptist Health College-Little Rock (Little Rock)
  • East Arkansas Community College (Forrest City)
  • Henderson State University (Arkadelphia)
  • National Park Community College (Hot Springs)
  • North Arkansas College (Harrison)
  • South Arkansas Community College (El Dorado)
  • Southeast Arkansas College (Pine Bluff)
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Little Rock)
  • University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (Fort Smith)
  • University of Central Arkansas (Conway)

How to Become a Radiologic Technologist in Arkansas

In order to become a radiology worker in Arkansas, you need a college degree and state licensure. Here are the basic steps students would need to follow to start working as a radiologic technologist in Arkansas:

  1. Earn a high school diploma. A high school education is the first step to finding entry-level employment in the field. Students who take classes in math and science, such as anatomy, biology, chemistry, physiology, and physics, may be better prepared for their college studies.
  2. Earn an associate degree. Most entry-level radiologic technologists possess at least an Associate of Applied Science degree. Before enrolling in any education program, students should make sure it has received proper accreditation from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
  3. Get licensed or certified in the state of Arkansas. To learn more about state-specific licensing requirements, visit the Arkansas state website. For information about the certification process, contact the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Radiology Salary in Arkansas

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

Career Total Employment Annual Mean Wage
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 600 45,620
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 550 62,840
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists 360 55,890
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 170 72,240
Radiologic Technologists 2,440 47,890

Source: 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

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