Discover a World of Possibilities in Radiology in Kansas

Radiologic science is a growing field in Kansas, with great ratio of average salaries to cost of living.

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Kansas is also a good location in which to train for a career in this field, with a variety of schools that offer both two-year and four-year degrees in radiologic technology and medical imaging science.

Many programs offer students the flexibility to earn an associate of science degree and begin their career before continuing their studies in order to secure advancement and higher salaries.

What do you need to become a qualified professional in KS

The state of Kansas requires radiologic technology professionals to be licensed through its state exam or the appropriate national exam. Kansas will also accept licenses from other states in the US as long as the criteria for licensure are the same.

The national exam for radiologic technologists and radiation therapists is administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

The national exam for technicians in nuclear medicine is administered by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB). Individuals may apply to the Kansas Bureau of Air and Radiation for a limited X-ray license if they have completed an approved training course.

The Best-known Colleges

Fort Hays State University: Fort Hays State University is one of the fastest growing public universities in the state of Kansas, and it offers a range of academic programs in medical diagnostic imaging. The department of allied health has a Associate of Science degree in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to help practicing radiologic technologists achieve the skills to qualify for higher-paying positions.

Washburn University: Washburn University in Topeka is an excellent public university that offers an Associate of Science degree in Radiologic Technology. Graduates of this program are eligible to continue their studies for another two years in order to earn a Bachelor of Health Science degree.

Others to Consider

Hutchinson Community College: Hutchinson Community College offers a two-year Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology that is great for students looking for a more affordable alternative to a four-year university. In addition, the college has a ‘2 for 2’ arrangement with Friends University, which allows students to spend two years at Friends completing a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology after earning their initial degree at Hutchinson.

Friends University: Friends University in Wichita is another more affordable option for radiologic technology students because of its formal arrangement with Hutchinson Community College. This arrangement allows students to complete two years of their education at the less expensive community college before transferring.

Thanks to the State’s central location, Kansas resident’s have a range of options in neighboring states. You should be aware that public universities and community colleges will charge higher tuition fees for non-residents. With that in mind, there are RT programs available in Omaha and Lincolm, NE, in Colorado Springs and Denver, CO, in Kansas City, Columbia and St Louis, MO, in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, OK and in Little Rock, AR.

Who might give you a job

Hospitals are the largest employers of radiologic technology professionals in Kansas. The state has on hospital that has been nationally ranked by the US News & World Report, and several other notable facilities.

University of Kansas Hospital
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160-7200
(913) 588-500

Hays Medical Center
2220 Canterbury Drive
Hays, KS 67601-2342
(785) 623-5000

Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute
3651 College Boulevard
Leawood, KS 66211
(913) 338-4100

Manhattan Surgical Hospital LLC
1829 College Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 776-5100

Salina Surgical Hospital
401 South Santa Fe Avenue
Salina, KS 67401
(785) 493-0685

Salaries for Radiologists

Salaries for radiologic technologists in Kansas have been on an upward trend, and the current average salary in this field is $50,770 per year.

This is below the nationwide average salary of $58,520 per year for radiologic technologists. In addition, the average cost of living in Kansas is below the national cost of living index, meaning that an above-average salary will go even further than it would in a more expensive part of the country.

The best-paying positions in Kansas are supervisory diagnostic radiologic technologist positions, which typically require a four-year degree and significant experience. More information on Rad Tech salaries in Kansas.

Professional Organizations

The main professional organization for radiologic technologists in Kansas is the Kansas Society of Radiologic Technologists (KSRT). The KSRT provides job postings, information about education in the state, and a scholarship for aspiring students.

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JRCERT Accredited Radiography Programs in Kansas

Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street, Hays KS 67601-4099
Tel: (785) 628-5678
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 96% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 97% Job Placement Rate: 97%
Tuition Fees: $11,600 Resident, $34,160 Non-resident
Description: The Fort Hays program starts in the summer semester and offers clinical experiences at affiliated centers in Kansas and Colorado. The school also offers BS programs in Medical Diagnostic Imaging, including the option to study online.
http://www.fhsu.edu/alliedhealth/mission/

Hutchinson Community College
Davis Hall, 815 North Walnut, Hutchinson KS 67501
Tel: (620) 665-4954
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 66.7% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 89.2%
Tuition Fees: $3,040
http://www.hutchcc.edu/allied-health/radiology/program-info

Labette Community College
200 South 14th Street, Parsons KS 67357
Tel: (620) 820-1159
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 23 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 73.7% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 97.8% Job Placement Rate: 88%
Tuition Fees: $3,167 Resident, $3,942 Non-resident
Description: This is a 23-month Associates degree program with clinical education settings in Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri.
http://www.labette.edu/dept/radiology/radiol.htm

Newman University
3100 McCormick Street, Wichita KS 67213-2097
Tel: (316) 942-4291
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate in Health Science
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 85% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 93% Job Placement Rate: 91%
Tuition Fees: $24,920
http://newmanu.edu/academics/undergraduate/radiologic-technology-wichita

Washburn University of Topeka
1700 SW College Avenue, Topeka KS 66621
Tel: (785) 670-2173
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 21 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 95.6% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 98% Job Placement Rate: 95%
Tuition Fees: $5,537 Resident, $12,391 Non-resident
http://www.washburn.edu/academics/college-schools/applied-studies/departments/allied-health/radiologic-technology/index.html

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