Become a Medical Imaging Specialist in Idaho

Our nation’s population is aging, and there is an ever-growing demand for medical professionals, including those in the field of radiology. Employment opportunities for radtechs are expected to increase by 11% in the next decade, making now a better time than ever to consider training for this profession.

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In Idaho, like in many low-populous states, the number of registered technologists is low, but it is expanding rapidly as employers seek out more of these professionals to fill a growing need.

Salaries for Radtechs

The average annual salary for radtechs in the state of Idaho is $52,020, with an average hourly wage of $25.01.

While this is below the national average annual salary of $58,520, Idaho residents enjoy a lower average cost of living than in many other states.

Salaries may vary widely in the radiology field, depending on an employee’s education level, amount of experience, certification status and specific job title. More information on Rad Tech salaries in Idaho.

Requirements in Idaho

The state of Idaho does not currently have any license or registration requirements for workers in the radiology field. However, aspiring radiological technologists should still pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam, as many hospitals and other employers require it. In addition, certified professionals in the radiology field are more likely to experience increased job security and more competitive salaries as the health sector grows.

Well-Known Schools in Idaho

There are three school programs for radiography in the state of Idaho that are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiology Technology (JRCERT):

Boise State University: Located in Boise, this public university offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree through its Radiography program. The program takes 38 months to complete, after which graduates may take the AART exam and receive their certification.

College of Southern Idaho: This school is based out of Twin Falls and offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree through its Radiography program, which takes 22 months to complete. Graduates of this program are eligible receive certification after passing the AART exam.

North Idaho College: Students in this small college, located in Coeur d’Alene, may earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree through its program in Radiography, which takes 19 months to complete. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the AART exam and receive certification.

Other Schools to Consider

Idaho State University: This 4-year public university offers both an Associate and Bachelor of Science degree through its Radiographic Science program, in which all classes are held in a laboratory setting, with a period of supervised clinical experience. Graduates of both programs are eligible to take the certification exam.

Lewis-Clark State College: Students of this college, located in Lewiston, can earn an Associate of Science degree through its 3-year Radiographic Science program. This program is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities, and is currently pursuing a JCERT accreditation status.

Looking outside the State, while Montana, Wyoming and Oregon provide few options, future students should examine the alternatives available in the states of Washington, Oklahoma and Nevada.

Large Employers in Radiology

There are several large hospitals in Idaho that employ radiologic technologists, with most concentrated in Boise, Nampa and other cities. While the majority of these professionals work for these larger facilities in urban areas, many others are employed by smaller healthcare clinics and doctors’ offices in more rural areas of the state.

Saint Luke’s Health System, Boise, Caldwell, Eagle, Fruitland, Jerome, Magic Valley, McCall, Meridian, Mountain Home, Nampa, Wood River
190 East Bannock Street
Boise, Idaho 83712
208-381-2222

Saint Alphonsus Health System, Boise
1055 North Curtis Road
Boise, ID 83706
208-367-2121

Gritman Medical Center, Moscow
South Main Street
Moscow, ID 83843
208-882-4511

Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, Idaho Falls
3100 Channing Way
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
208-529-6111

Intermountain Hospital, Boise
303 North Allumbaugh
Boise, ID 83704
800-321-5984

West Valley Medical Center, Caldwell, Middleton, Nampa, New Plymouth, Parma, Wilder
1717 Arlington Ave
Caldwell, ID 83605
208-459-4641

Bingham Memorial Hospital, Blackfoot
98 Poplar Street
Blackfoot, ID 83221
208-785-4100

Professional Organizations

For support, networking and continuing education opportunities, radiologic technologists in Idaho should contact the Idaho Society of Radiologic Technologists (ISRT), which is the state affiliate of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT). For information on schools, prospective students can visit the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), which accredits radiology programs. For additional information on registration and licensing, radiologic technologist students and professionals should also visit the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

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JRCERT Accredited Radiography Programs in Idaho

Boise State University
1910 University Drive, Boise ID 83725-1845
Tel: (208) 426-1996
Program Name: Diagnostic Radiography
Program Type: Bachelor of Science
Duration: 38 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 100% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 95.28%
Tuition Fees: $6,876
Description: The Diagnostic Radiography Program is dedicated to providing present and future medical imaging technologists an educational experience with a solid professional knowledge base augmented with writing skills, computer literacy, interdisciplinary educational experiences, multicultural/multiethnic appreciation and professional experiences in a variety of health delivery environments, and critical thought.
http://hs.boisestate.edu/radsci/

College of Southern Idaho
315 Falls Avenue, Twin Falls ID 83303-1238
Tel: (208) 732-6719
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 22 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 100% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 88.5% Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $1,320 Resident, $3,360 Non-resident
Description: This is a 22 month RadTech program (4 regular semesters plus one short summer session) that leads many graduates, beyond their Associates degree and becoming a registered technologist, to continuing education in MRI, CT, Mammography, Radiation Therapy and other imaging modalities.
http://hshs.csi.edu/radiologic_technology/

Idaho State University
Campus Box 8002, Pocatello ID 83209-8002
Tel: (208) 282-2871
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Bachelor of Radiologic Science
Duration: 18 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 94.44% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 96.6% Job Placement Rate: 94%
Tuition Fees: $6,566 Resident, $17,870 Non-resident
http://www.isu.edu/radsci

Lewis-Clark State College
500 8th Avenue, Lewiston ID 83501-2698
Tel: (208) 792-2157
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate in Radiologic Sciences
Duration: 22 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 83.3% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 95% Job Placement Rate: 98%
Tuition Fees: $6,000
http://www.lcsc.edu/nursing/programs/radiographic-science/

North Idaho College
1000 West Garden Avenue, Coeur d’Alene ID 83814
Tel: (208) 676-7133
Program Name: Radiography Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 19 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 100% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 91%
Tuition Fees: $4,913 Resident, $6,150 Non-resident
Description: The program prepares students to become a technologist and member of a health care team. The program integrates knowledge from the biological sciences, social sciences, and math with the theory and practice of radiography technology to prepare students as entry-level technologists.
http://www.nic.edu/programs/viewprogram.aspx?landing=66

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