Where to Study Radiologic Technology in Illinois

Now is a great time to consider becoming a radiological technologist in Illinois and the rest of the US.

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The radiology field, like other medical fields, is growing nationally at a rate twice as fast as average, leading to an estimated 11% increase in new jobs over the course of a decade. The state of Illinois is no exception, and in fact this state is one of the nation’s largest employers of radiological technologists.

Currently, there are about 6,910 radiological technologists working in the state, with many more expected over the next several years.

Salaries for Radiographers

In Illinois, the average annual salary for a radiologic technologist is currently about $60,210, with an average hourly wage of $28.95, which is greater than the national average annual salary of $58,520.

However, many of this state’s largest radiological technologists are located in major cities such as Chicago which have a very high cost of living.

Salaries may vary widely for radiologists in this state, and are influenced by factors such as an employee’s education level, employer and specific job title. More information on Rad Tech salaries in Illinois.

Radiology Requirements in Illinois

Working professionals in Illinois must have a state license, which needs to be renewed at the end of every 2-year term. The license is acquired by passing the state certification exam or, like 36 other US states, by passing the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam. Continuing education requirements must also be met to be licensed in Illinois, which range from 6 hours to 12 hours every 12 months. Depending on the specific profession, such as nuclear medicine, additional permits may be required.

Well-Known Schools for Radiology in Illinois

In the state of Illinois, aspiring radiological technologists have many educational options to choose from. There are currently 29 school programs for radiography in the state that are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiology Technology (JRCERT):

Other Schools to Consider

The programs listed below are not currently accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiology Technology (JRCERT), but most are accredited by other entities and offer quality instruction and training for aspiring radiological technologists.

  • Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg
  • Citi College of Allied Health, Chicago
  • John Wood Community College, Quincy
  • National-Louis University, Chicago
  • National University of Health Sciences, Lombard
  • North Central College, Naperville
  • Richland Community College, Decatur
  • Roosevelt University, Chicago
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale
  • South Suburban College, South Holland

    Large Employers in Radiology

    Illinois is home to dozens of healthcare centers that employ radiologic technologists, with most concentrated in Chicago, Springfield and other urban areas. While the state’s major hospitals hire the largest number of radiology professionals, smaller clinics and offices hire radiological technologists as well.

    Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago
    251 East Huron Street
    Chicago, IL 60611-2908
    (312) 926-2000

    Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
    1653 West Congress Parkway
    Chicago, IL 60612-3833
    (312) 942-5000

    University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago
    5841 South Maryland Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60637-1447
    (773) 702-1000

    Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn
    4440 West 95th Street
    Oak Lawn, IL 60453-2699
    (708) 684-8000

    North Shore Evanston Hospital, Evanston
    1301 Central Street,
    Evanston, IL 60201-1613
    (847) 570-2000

    Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana
    611 West Park Street
    Urbana, IL 61801-2595
    (217) 383-3311

    Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood
    2160 South First Avenue
    Maywood, IL 60153-5585
    (708) 216-9000

    Professional Organizations

    Radiologic technologist professionals and students in Illinoi should consider joining the Illinois State Society of Radiologic Technologists (ISSRT), which provides career support resources such as exclusive job lists, student support and conferences. Radiology students can also visit the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), which provides more information on radiology programs and education.

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    JRCERT Accredited Radiography Programs in Illinois

    Blessing Hospital
    Broadway at 14th Street, Quincy IL 62305-7005
    Tel: (217) 223-8400
    Program Name: Radiologic Technology
    Program Type: Certificate
    Duration: 24 months
    Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 73% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 98% Job Placement Rate: 91%
    Tuition Fees: $4,000 Resident and Non-resident
    The Program Director Says: “Students in the program receive hands on training by participating in approximately 1750 clinical hours. By graduation day, they are ready and able to enter the field as a competent R.T.(R).”
    http://www.blessinghealthsystem.org/?id=524&sid=1

    College of DuPage
    425 Fawell Boulevard, Glen Ellyn IL 60137
    Tel: (630) 942-2434
    Program Name: Radiography
    Program Type: Associate of Science
    Duration: 24 months
    Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 60% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 96% Job Placement Rate: 81%
    Tuition Fees: $4,773 Resident, $11,772 Non-resident
    Description: The program aims to educate students with didactic, laboratory and clinical experience in preparation for the administration of ionizing radiation to humans for diagnostic purposes.
    http://www.cod.edu/programs/dmi/radiography/pdf/program_effectiveness.pdf

    College of Lake County
    19351 West Washington Street, Grayslake IL 60030-1198
    Tel: (847) 543-2880
    Program Name: Medical Imaging
    Program Type: Associate of Science
    Duration: 24 months
    Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 68% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 99% Job Placement Rate: 92%
    Tuition Fees: $3,816 Resident, $8,640 Non-resident
    Description: The program is a full-time, 2-year, daytime program that begins in August. Acceptance into the program is limited.
    http://www.clcillinois.edu/programs/mim

    Danville Area Community College
    2000 East Main Street, Danville IL 61832
    Tel: (217) 443-8552
    Program Name: Radiologic Technology
    Program Type: Associate of Science
    Duration: 24 months
    Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 80% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 97% Job Placement Rate: 95%
    Tuition Fees: $7,022 Resident, $9,862 Non-resident
    Description: In addition to classroom and laboratory sessions, students complete 1300 hours of clinical education directly supervised by licensed technologists at affiliated medical facilities.? This critical component of the curriculum allows students to perform real world hands-on application of knowledge.
    http://www.dacc.edu/depts/inst/sci/radtech/

    Elgin Community College
    1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin IL 60123-7193
    Tel: (847) 214-7691
    Program Name: Medical Imaging
    Program Type: Associate of Science
    Duration: 24 months
    Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 81% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 96%
    Tuition Fees: $2,507 Resident, $7,521 Non-resident
    Description: The program prepares students to produce quality diagnostic images that will assist the physician in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases.
    http://elgin.edu/catalogprograms/Depts.aspx?Dept=RAD&Show=Y

    Harper College
    1200 West Algonquin Road, Palatine IL 60067
    Tel: (847) 925-6575
    Program Name: Radiologic Technology
    Program Type: Associate of Science
    Duration: 24 months
    Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 81% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 90%
    Tuition Fees: $6,500 Resident, $3,000 Non-resident
    Description: This is a limited enrollment program and has special requirements. Attendance at a diagnostic medical imaging information session is mandatory prior to acceptance.
    http://goforward.harpercollege.edu/academics/areas/health/radtech/index.php

    Heartland Community College
    1500 W. Raab Road, Normal IL 61761
    Tel: (309) 268-8756
    Program Name: Radiography
    Program Type: Associate of Science
    Duration: 24 months
    Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 73% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 94% Job Placement Rate: 96%
    Tuition Fees: $4,831 Resident, $9,661 Non-resident
    Description: This is a two year, associate degree program of education in diagnostic medical radiography whose faculty is committed to excellence in the preparation of competent and compassionate graduates.
    http://www.heartland.edu/hhs/rad

    Illinois Central College
    Thomas K. Thomas Building, Peoria IL 61635-0001
    Tel: (309) 999-4645
    Program Name: Radiography
    Program Type: Associate of Science
    Duration: 23 months
    Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 81% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 99% Job Placement Rate: 88%
    Tuition Fees: $3,887 Resident, $8,578 Non-resident
    Description: This 23-month, 6-semester program instructs healthcare professionals in diagnostic x-ray techniques. Students participate in approximately 1600-1700 clock hours of clinical experience during the program, including evenings and weekends. Some students choose to spread the program out over 3 years by taking general education courses prior to beginning the radiography courses.
    http://www.icc.edu/healthCareers/radiography_programInformation.asp

    Kaskaskia College
    27210 College Road, Centralia IL 62801
    Tel: (618) 545-3363
    Program Name: Radiologic Technology
    Program Type: Associate of Science
    Duration: 21 months
    Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 77% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 93% Job Placement Rate: 84%
    Tuition Fees: $4,218 Resident, $7,524 Non-resident
    http://www.kaskaskia.edu/radiology

    Kishwaukee College
    21193 Malta Road, Malta IL 60150-9699
    Tel: (815) 825-2086
    Program Name: Radiologic Technology
    Program Type: Associate of Science
    Duration: 23 months
    Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 79% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 87% Job Placement Rate: 84%
    Tuition Fees: $8,500
    Description: Concurrent clinical experience is provided in major trauma centers, community hospitals, clinics and dedicated imaging centers with which the program is affiliated.
    https://www.kishwaukeecollege.edu/program/radiologic-technology

    Lincoln Land Community College
    5250 Shepherd Road, Springfield IL 62794-9256
    Tel: (217) 786-4208
    Program Name: Radiography
    Program Type: Associate of Science
    Duration: 24 months
    Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 75% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 98% Job Placement Rate: 100%
    Tuition Fees: $5,600 Resident, $9,000 Non-resident
    http://www.llcc.edu/academics/health-professions/radiography/

    Malcolm X College
    1900 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago IL 60612
    Tel: (312) 850-7373
    Program Name: Radiography
    Program Type: Associate of Science
    Duration: 24 months
    Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 55% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 84% Job Placement Rate: 95%
    Tuition Fees: $2,581 Resident, $5,033 Non-resident
    Description: The 75 credit hour AAS.?degree in Radiography provides the necessary professional skills, progressive maturity, and the intellectual, social, and emotional values necessary for a graduate to be a trustworthy member of a healthcare team.?
    http://www.ccc.edu/colleges/malcolm-x/departments/Pages/Radiography.aspx

    Moraine Valley Community College
    9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills IL 60465
    Tel: (708) 974-5316
    Program Name: Radiologic Technology
    Program Type: Associate of Science
    Duration: 24 months
    Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 84% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 81% Job Placement Rate: 90%
    Tuition Fees: $1,600 Resident, $2,400 Non-resident
    Description: This 26-month program starts in June of each year and includes 2 academic years and 3 summer sessions. There is also an evening option every other year.
    http://www.morainevalley.edu/academics/academic-programs/careers/radiologic-technology/

    Northwestern College
    7725 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview IL 60455
    Tel: (708) 237-5000
    Program Name: Radiologic Technology
    Program Type: Associate of Science
    Duration: 21 months
    Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 81% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 83.75% Job Placement Rate: 88.7%
    Tuition Fees: $25,900 Resident and Non-resident
    Description: Offered at the Bridgeview campus, this program is designed to take 27 months to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, 100% finished in 27 months.
    http://www.nc.edu/career-programs/healthcare/radiologic-technology-degree/

    Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    541 N. Fairbanks Court, Suite #950, Chicago IL 60611
    Tel: (312) 926-8046
    Program Name: Radiography
    Program Type: Certificate
    Duration: 21 months
    Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 90% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 95% Job Placement Rate: 100%
    Tuition Fees: $4,250 Resident and Non-resident
    Description: This 21-month full-time program begins in September and is limited to 10 students per year. Students attend approximately 500 hours of didactic and laboratory instruction and approximately 1600 hours of clinical instruction. The ARRT Certification Examination, first-attempt pass rate was 97% over the four years to 2013, the completion rate 88% and the in-field employment rate 95%.
    http://www.clinicalschools.nm.org

    Olney Central College
    305 North West Street, Olney IL 62450
    Tel: (618) 395-7777
    Program Name: Radiography
    Program Type: Associate of Science
    Duration: 24 months
    Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 50% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 77% Job Placement Rate: 94.7%
    Tuition Fees: $3,879 Resident, $12,267 Non-resident
    Description: This is a 71.5 credit hour program lasting two years (6 semesters)
    http://www.iecc.edu/page.php?page=RADT_PED

    OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
    530 N.E. Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria IL 61637
    Tel: (309) 655-2782
    Program Name: Radiography
    Program Type: Certificate
    Duration: 21 months
    Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 80% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 97%
    Tuition Fees: $2,500 Resident and Non-resident
    Description: This is a a 24-month, hospital-based program of full-time study.
    http://www.osfhealthcare.or/saint-francis/about/education/school-radiography

    Parkland College
    2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign IL 61821-1899
    Tel: (217) 351-2436
    Program Name: Radiologic Technology
    Program Type: Associate of Science
    Duration: 24 months
    Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 50% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 98% Job Placement Rate: 93%
    Tuition Fees: $4,700 Resident, $9,300 Non-resident
    http://www.parkland.edu/academics/departments/health/radtech.aspx

    Rend Lake College
    468 North Ken Gray Parkway, Ina IL 62846
    Tel: (618) 437-5321
    Program Name: Radiologic Technology
    Program Type: Associate of Science
    Duration: 21 months
    Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 50% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 78% Job Placement Rate: 86%
    Tuition Fees: $5,115
    http://www.rlc.edu/allied-health/radiology-tech

    Resurrection University
    355 Ridge Avenue, Evanston IL 60202
    Tel: (847) 316-5810
    Program Name: Radiologic Technology
    Program Type: Bachelor of Science
    Duration: 21 months
    Tuition Fees: $54,948
    http://www.resu.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/sfsor-imaging-technology-post-licensure/

    Richland Community College
    One College Park, Decatur IL 62521
    Tel: (217) 875-7211
    Program Name: Radiologic Technology
    Program Type: Associate of Science
    Duration: 24 months
    Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 75% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 92%
    Tuition Fees: $1,356 Resident, $2,976 Non-resident
    http://www.richland.edu

    Rockford Memorial Hospital Health System
    2400 North Rockton Avenue, Rockford IL 61101
    Tel: (815) 971-5480
    Program Name: Radiologic Technology
    Program Type: Certificate
    Duration: 24 months
    Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 100% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 89%
    Tuition Fees: $2,000 Resident, $2,500 Non-resident
    http://www.rockfordhealthsystem.org/school-of-radiography

    Sauk Valley Community College
    173 IL Route 2, Dixon IL 61021-9112
    Tel: (815) 835-6362
    Program Name: Radiologic Technology
    Program Type: Associate of Science
    Duration: 22 months
    Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 61% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 97% Job Placement Rate: 82%
    Tuition Fees: $3,497 Resident, $7,500 Non-resident
    https://www.svcc.edu/departments/academic/health-careers/radiology/index.html

    Southern Illinois University Carbondale
    School of Allied Health, Carbondale IL 62901
    Tel: (618) 453-7229
    Program Name: Radiologic Technology
    Program Type: Associate of Science
    Duration: 36 months
    Tuition Fees: $8,415 Resident, $21,037 Non-resident
    http://sah.siu.edu/undergraduate/radiologic-sciences/radiography.php

    Southwestern Illinois College
    2500 Carlyle Avenue, Belleville IL 62221-9989
    Tel: (618) 235-2700
    Program Name: Radiologic Technology
    Program Type: Associate of Science
    Duration: 24 months
    Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 77.5% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 97% Job Placement Rate: 84%
    Tuition Fees: $3,760 Resident, $32,266 Non-resident
    http://www.swic.edu/RT-FAQ/

    Swedish American Hospital
    1250 East State Street, Rockford IL 61104-2315
    Tel: (779) 696-4966
    Program Name: Radiography
    Program Type: Certificate
    Duration: 24 months
    Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 100% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 100%
    Tuition Fees: $2,000 Resident and Non-resident
    Description: Sponsored by SwedishAmerican Hospital, the SwedishAmerican School of Radiography is a hospital-based certificate program, which aims to provide the healthcare community with competent and compassionate radiographers through excellence in education and a quality-focused environment.
    http://www.swedishamerican.org/careers/educational_opportunities/school_of_radiography/

    Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences
    2122 25th Avenue, Rock Island IL 61201
    Tel: (309) 779-7776
    Program Name: Radiography
    Program Type: Associate of Science
    Duration: 23 months
    Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 80% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 96% Job Placement Rate: 94%
    Tuition Fees: $15,000 Resident and Non-resident
    http://www.trinitycollegeqc.edu/Academics/Associate-of-Applied-Science-in-Radiography.aspx

    Triton College
    2000 Fifth Avenue, River Grove IL 60171
    Tel: (708) 456-0300
    Program Name: Radiologic Technology
    Program Type: Associate of Science
    Duration: 24 months
    Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 64% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 92% Job Placement Rate: 88%
    Tuition Fees: $4,050 Resident, $9,750 Non-resident
    http://www.triton.edu/uploadedFiles/Content/Current_Students/Departments/Academic/School_of_Health_Careers_and_Public_Service_Programs/Radiologic_Tech

    Wilbur Wright College
    4300 North Narragansett Avenue, Chicago IL 60634
    Tel: (773) 481-8887
    Program Name: Radiography
    Program Type: Associate of Science
    Duration: 24 months
    Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 78% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 98% Job Placement Rate: 90%
    Tuition Fees: $6,675 Resident, $17,745 Non-resident
    Description: Completion of the program leads to an AAS degree. Students earn 75 semester hours of academic credit. The curriculum is based on 24 months of study, and includes all subject matter identified by the ASRT.
    http://www.ccc.edu/colleges/wright/departments/Pages/Radiography.aspx

    Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    251 East Huron Street, Chicago IL 60611
    Tel: (312) 926-2733
    Program Name: Radiation Therapy
    Program Type: Certificate
    Duration: 14 months
    Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 71.4% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 100%
    Tuition Fees: $6,500 Resident and Non-resident
    Description: The School of Radiation Therapy prepares students for the clinical, theoretical, technical and psychological aspects of the career. The 14-month training begins in July and is limited to five to eight students per year. The 5-year graduation rate (2009-2013) is 85%, the ARRT Certification Pass Rates was 100% for the same period and the employment rate 90%.
    http://clinicalschools.nm.org/school-of-radiation-therapy.html

    Southern Illinois University Carbondale
    School of Allied Health, Carbondale IL 62901
    Tel: (618) 453-8800
    Program Name: Radiation Therapy
    Program Type: Bachelor of Science
    Duration: 12 months
    Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 85% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 99% Job Placement Rate: 95%
    Tuition Fees: $8,696 Resident, $21,739 Non-resident
    http://www.sah.siu.edu/undergraduate/radiologic-sciences/radiation-therapy/index.php

    University of St. Francis
    500 Wilcox Street, Joliet IL 60435
    Tel:
    Program Name: Radiation Therapy
    Program Type: Bachelor of Science, Certificate
    Duration: Bachelor of Science: 22 months, Certificate: 22 months
    Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 100%
    Tuition Fees: $32,000
    http://www.stfrancis.edu/academics/allied-health-programs/radiation-therapy/

    Southern Illinois University Carbondale
    School of Allied Health, Carbondale IL 62901
    Tel: (618) 453-8800
    Program Name: Medical Dosimetry
    Program Type: Master of Science
    Duration: 12 months
    Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 100% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 94.4% Job Placement Rate: 98.6%
    Tuition Fees: $11,820 Resident and Non-resident
    http://www.sah.siu.edu/graduate/track1/index.php

    Elgin Community College
    1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin IL 60123-7193
    Tel: (847) 214-7691
    Program Name: Magnetic Resonance
    Program Type: Certificate
    Duration: 12 months
    Tuition Fees: $2,943 Resident, $3,348 Non-resident
    http://www.elgin.edu

    Southern Illinois University Carbondale
    School of Allied Health, Carbondale IL 62901
    Tel:
    Program Name: Magnetic Resonance
    Program Type: Bachelor of Radiologic Science
    Duration: 12 months
    Tuition Fees: $8,548 Resident, $21,370 Non-resident
    http://sah.siu.edu/undergraduate/radiologic-sciences/mrict/

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