Radiology Technician Schools in North Carolina

Accredited Schools

Radiologist technicians in North Carolina make an average $61,000 a year (BLS). This is a quarter of the pay received by radiologists with a medical degree. Accredited schools offering radiology programs in North Carolina include:

Licensure Requirements

Radiologists in North Carolina do not have to meet specific licensure requirements because the Tar Heel state is one of five in the country that don’t have licensing requirements. However, the North Carolina Society of Radiologic Technicians (NCSRT) wants to change state law to create such licensing rules. The NCSRT proposed to copy the limited licensure provision for radiology technicians already used in 32 other states. Their licensing requirements would require someone to take an exam managed by the ARRT, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Limited licensing would mean that those certified to work in radiography, such as taking X-rays, are not immediately allowed to do sonograms or run an MRI machine.

The ARRT will require all candidates for its exam as of 2015 to have completed an academic degree before they can sit for the exam. The minimum is an associate’s degree, though you can take the exam if you’ve completed a 4 year degree or other, advanced certifications. They will have to take coursework in radiology and demonstrate competency in their field of work, such as radiography, sonography and magnetic resonance imaging. The proposal is intended to ensure that only those experienced and trained in radiography are taking dental X-rays or sonograms.

The ARRT would only recognize academic agrees from schools recognized by the CHEA, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, or USDE, the U.S. Department of Education. Students who pass the exam would then be required to take periodic continuing education courses approved by the ARRT.

There is currently a hodge-podge of certifications. North Carolina Dental offers a certification in performing dental X-rays. Their program is approved by the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners.

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