Radiology Technician Schools in Ohio

Columbus State Community College

Columbus State Community College offers a two year Associate’s degree in Applied Science that includes radiology. The Columbus State Community College radiology technical program enrolls each spring and starts in the summer.

Kent State University

Kent State University has an associate’s degree in radiologic technology, though it is only available at the Salem campus. Kent State also has a Bachelor’s degree in radiology and imaging sciences. Kent State University boasts a 99% pass rate for the state certification exam for its associates’ degree graduates.

Central Ohio Technical College

Central Ohio Technical College has an applied science program in radiologic technology. The program takes two years of full time coursework. Central Ohio Technical College boasts fully equipped laboratories for students.

The Raymond Walters College

The Raymond Walters College at the University of Cincinnati has a radiologic technology associate’s degree. However, due to demand, the University of Cincinnati will restrict the program to selective admission starting in 2016. Their radiological technical program starts each fall.

License Requirements and Salary

Radiology technicians are licensed by the Division of Prevention, Bureau of Radiation Protection’s Radiology Technology Section. Exams are supervised by the Ohio Board of Radiologic Technology. Accreditation for radiologists is handled by the Ohio State Radiological Society. Ohio does require radiologists to hold a valid Ohio radiologic license, though the same license covers radiographers and X-ray operators. Ohio also has its own radiologic licensing exam. The initial licensing fee for radiology technicians is $65.

Radiology technicians in Ohio earn an average $59,000 a year. In contrast, radiologists with a medical degree earn about $300,000 a year. Radiology technicians in Akron earn about $46,000 a year while those in Youngstown earn almost $10,000 a year more.

Ohio has continuing education requirement for radiology technicians. Ohio requires radiology techs to complete 12 hours of continuing education. Continuing education can be taken in the classroom or online. Licensing renewal costs $45 and requires proof of the 12 continuing education hours.

The primary employers for radiologists are the 225 hospitals in the state. However, radiologic technicians in Ohio routinely work in imaging centers and doctors’ offices.

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