Below are all of the schools in SD with at least one radiology program or degree, per data from the National Center of Education Statistics:
If you want to become a radiologic technologist, postsecondary education is almost always required, as well as a state license/certification. If you’re hoping to become a radiologic technologist in South Dakota, here are a few steps get started:
1. Earn a high school diploma: This is often 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 statistics, chemistry, anatomy, biology, physiology, physics and more.
2. Earn an associate degree: The Associate of Applied Science degree is common among radiologic technologists, and make sure your program has been accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
3. Get licensed or certified in SD: Using our resources, search for more details on requirements, and check out the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) to learn how to earn a certification.
It might also help to get in touch with someone who already works in radiology for firsthand feedback about the career in South Dakota.
Careers in radiology are diverse. As can be expected, compensation for radiology jobs varies from state to state. Here’s what salary estimates South Dakota radiology workers can expect, according to the BLS:
|Career||Total Employment||Annual Mean Wage|
|Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians||250||51,440|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||330||59,320|
|Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists||80||59,950|
|Nuclear Medicine Technologists||150||60,470|