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Radiology

Radiology Schools in Iowa

Thinking of attending a radiology school in Iowa? Radiologic workers, like technologists and sonographers and medical imaging workers play an important role of helping doctors find illness and diseases in patients. Using sophisticated equipment to take images of the inside of the body and their knowledge of anatomy, patient positioning, and medical imaging technology, subjects at the core of what’s needed in a radiology education, radiologic workers have a variety of roles to play.

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

Iowa Schools with Radiology Programs

Here’s a list of some schools in Iowa that have at least one radiology program available, according to the National Center for Education Statistics:

  • Allen College (Waterloo)
  • Iowa Central Community College (Fort Dodge)
  • St. Luke’s College (Sioux City)
  • Indian Hills Community College (Ottumwa)
  • Vatterott College-Des Moines (Des Moines)
  • Northwest Iowa Community College (Sheldon)
  • Mercy-St. Luke’s School of Radiologic Technology (Cedar Rapids)

How to Become a Radiologic Technologist in Iowa

If you want to become a radiologic technologist, postsecondary education is typically required — as well as a state license. If you’re trying to become a radiologic technologist in Iowa, try using these steps to get started:

  1. Earn a high school diploma. This is usually the first step for a health care-related job. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recommends that students take classes in math and science, such as trigonometry, stats, chem, 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 Iowa. Search using our resources for more details on requirements, or check out the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) to learn how to earn a certification.

It could help to get in touch with someone local who works in radiology, for firsthand feedback about the career in Iowa.

Radiology Salary in Iowa

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

Career Total Employment Annual Mean Wage
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 460 53,790
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 840 65,080
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists 300 58,830
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 170 72,140
Radiologic Technologists 2,150 51,780

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

Additional Radiology Resources in Iowa

Iowa Radiological Society
17060 County Road D-62
Monticello, IA 52310
http://www.isrt.org/

Iowa Department of Health
401 S.W. 7th
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 281-3478
http://www.idph.state.ia.us/eh/radiological_health.asp

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