If you are interested in becoming a radiology technologist or technician, check out this comprehensive guide to radiology schools in Kentucky. There are a variety of online and campus-based radiology training programs available to students in the state. Request information from any of the schools listed at the bottom of this page to get details about programs in your area. To learn more about specific careers in the field, check out the links below:
In addition to completing a radiology program, you may need to get licensed through the state of Kentucky’s radiation safety department. In Kentucky, this licensing authority is within the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. To become a licensed radiology professional in Kentucky, you will need to meet their prerequisites which include completing an accredited radiology program, and holding a valid certificate from the ARRT or one of the other certification boards such as the ARDMS for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers or the NMTCB for Nuclear Medicine Technologists.
Kentucky also allows you to obtain a temporary license to practice if you are waiting to take the ARRT exam and have already completed the required radiology curriculum. The temporary license will allow you to get a job and practice while you await the final steps in your certification. A temporary radiology license will cost you $50 and will be good for one year, while the permanent licensing costs $60.
The following chart lists the mean annual salary for several radiology careers in Kentucky. Keep in mind that wages will vary based on experience, training, and other factors.
|Career||Total Employment||Annual Mean Wage|
|Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians||1,070||48,490|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||720||64,990|
|Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists||380||66,990|
|Nuclear Medicine Technologists||330||65,610|