Radiology Education Options in Radiologic Technology in Maine

The number of jobs in the field radiologic science in Maine is expected to grow 3 percent in the next decade. Salaries are also rising in response to the increased demand for radiologic science professionals. As a result, Maine is a strong choice for students or young professionals looking for a solid career.

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Although the number of schools with radiologic technology programs is relatively small, the programs that do exist are accredited and affordable.

Salaries for Radiologists

The current average salary for radiologic technologists in Maine is $56,270 per year. This is a little below the nationwide average salary for this field, which is $58,520 per year. It is also higher than the median annual salary in Maine, which is $43,260. The highest paid positions in Maine tend to be supervisory diagnostic radiologic technology positions, which often require a bachelor’s degree, while entry-level radiographer positions tend to be the lowest paid. More information on Rad Tech salaries in Maine.

Licensure Requirements in Maine

Maine requires practicing radiology science professionals to be certified through the state or the appropriate national organization. The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists oversees licensure for radiographers and radiation therapists, while the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board oversees licensure for nuclear medicine technicians. Limited license X-ray technicians must pass the state examination following completion of a state-approved course of study. These technicians are limited in their practice to no more than two parts of the human body. 24 hours of continuing education credits every two years are required for all fields of radiologic technology.

Colleges in Maine You May Know

There are four total schools in the state of Maine that offer programs in radiologic technology. Three of the four are representatives of the Maine Community College System.

Central Maine Medical Center: The radiologic technology program at the Central Maine Medical Center is located in the School of Nursing and Health Professions. The program takes 22 months, and involves two days per week of classes in rotation with three days of clinical hours. This school was the first training program for radiologic technologists in Maine.

Kennebec Valley Community College: Kennebec Valley Community College offers a two-year Associate of Science in radiologic technology. Students in the program may focus on computed tomography or mammography. Clinic hours are taken in rotation at 10 different medical centers and hospitals in the Augusta area. By completion of the program, students are prepared to sit for the ARRT exam for licensure.

Other Colleges to Consider

Eastern Maine Community College: Eastern Maine Community College offers both a two-year and a three-year program in medical radiography. Both programs end in an Associate of Science in Radiography, and involve 6-8 week intensive clinical sessions during the summer semesters.

Southern Maine Community College: Southern Maine has two different Associate of Science (AS) degrees available in the field of radiologic science. The first is an AS in radiography, and the second is an AS in radiation therapy. Both are two-year programs involving a combination of classes and hands-on clinic experience.

Large Employers in Radiology

The various large hospitals and medical centers in Maine are the largest single employers of radiologic science professionals. Hospitals with significant radiology programs tend to be concentrated in the more densely populated areas of the state.

Maine Medical Center 22 Bramhall Street Portland, ME 04102-3175 (207) 662-0111 Maine General Medical Center 149 North Street Waterville, ME 04901-4974 (207) 872-1000 Eastern Maine Medical Center 489 State Street Bangor, ME 04401-6674 (207) 973-7000 Mercy Hospital of Portland 144 State Street Portland, ME 04101-3795 (207) 879-3000 Maine General Medical Center 6 East Chestnut Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 872-1000 Togus Veterans Affairs Medical Center 1 VA Center Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-8411

Professional Organizations

The state affiliate of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) is the Maine Society of Radiologic Technologists (MSRT). This society hosts professional meetings among its members, provides information about education and licensure in the state of Maine, and advocates for state and national health policy that protects the field of radiology.

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JRCERT Accredited Radiography Programs in Maine

Eastern Maine Community College
354 Hogan Road, Bangor ME 04401
Tel: (207) 974-4659
Program Name: Medical Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 23 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 75% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 95% Job Placement Rate: 95%
Tuition Fees: $4,042 Resident, $8,084 Non-resident
http://www.emcc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Program-Success-2014_3.pdf

Kennebec Valley Community College
92 Western Avenue, Fairfield ME 04937
Tel: (207) 453-5143
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 21 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 73% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 86% Job Placement Rate: 75%
Tuition Fees: $3,680 Resident, $7,224 Non-resident
http://www.kvcc.me.edu/Pages/Radiologic-Technology/Radiology-Home

Maine College of Health Professions
70 Middle Street, Lewiston ME 04240-0305
Tel: (207) 795-5974
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 22 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 86% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 90% Job Placement Rate: 91%
Tuition Fees: $8,825 Resident and Non-resident
http://www.mchp.edu/content/4026/Radiologic_Technology_Program/

Southern Maine Community College
2 Fort Road, South Portland ME 04106
Tel: (207) 741-5595
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 23 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 68.4% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 98.6% Job Placement Rate: 86%
Tuition Fees: $3,342 Resident, $6,684 Non-resident
http://www.smccme.edu/academics-a-registration/departments-a-programs/academic-departments/radiography.html

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