A Guide to Radiologic Technology Training in New Hampshire

New Hampshire is a small state with many rural areas, but there are still great job opportunities for radiologic technologists.

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These are workers who assist physicians and nurses with a variety of tasks related to radiology including x-rays, CT scans, mammograms, and radiation treatments. The health care field is currently expanding and hospitals and medical centers across the country are in need of more workers.

Careers in radiologic technology are growing even faster than the average job or the average health care job. Now is a great time to earn a degree in this field.

Salaries in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic technologists in New Hampshire earn, on average, than those in other areas of the country.

The average annual salary for radiologic technologists and technicians in the state is $62,490, but that can go up to $82,800 for experienced and specialized workers. The average hourly wage is $30.04 and goes up to $39.81 per hour. Across the country, the average hourly salary is $28.13 and the average annual pay is $58,520.

While salaries are a little better than average in New Hampshire, there is some variety within the state. Those in large, urban hospitals tend to make more than workers in rural areas. More information on Rad Tech salaries in New Hampshire.

Rad Tech Requirements

There are currently no licensing requirements in New Hampshire for working as a radiologic technologist.

Many states require a license through the state government and may even require licensing for different specialties. Although none are required in New Hampshire, individual employers may set certain requirements. Most likely, any hospital or medical center in the state will want to hire radiologic technologists who have completed a course of study at a college or university and who have passed the examination set by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Well-Known Schools for Radiology Technology

There are only two schools in the state of New Hampshire that offer a course of study for radiologic technology.

  • NHTI, Concord’s Community College, Concord. NHTI is part of the New Hampshire system of community colleges and is one of seven campus locations. This is the only location that offers radiology programs. Students here can earn a certificate in radiation therapy, or an associate degree in radiation therapy or radiologic technology. Radiation therapy is specific to working in cancer treatment, while radiologic technology is broader and prepares students to work in a variety of settings.
  • Lebanon College. This community college serves the Upper Valley of both New Hampshire and Vermont and offers students an associate of science degree in radiography. The program uses curriculum approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and includes clinical, hands-on experiences.
    • Other Schools to Consider

      Although there are only two schools in the state of New Hampshire that offer any certificates or degrees in areas of radiologic technology, there are other options to consider. Several other colleges do have nursing and other health care programs. Anyone who is uncertain of what area of health care to study might want to begin with a general health or a nursing program. Schools with such programs include Saint Anselm College in Manchester and Southern New Hampshire University, which is also in Manchester but includes an extensive online component.

      Large Employers in Radiology

      New Hampshire has a lot of rural areas with smaller medical centers and hospitals. These locations need radiologic technologists, but most jobs are concentrated in the larger cities, like Manchester and Concord.

      Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord
      253 Pleasant Street
      Concord, NH 03301

      Elliot Hospital
      One Elliot Way
      Manchester, NH 03103

      Hampstead Hospital
      218 East Road
      Hampstead, NH 03841

      St. Joseph Hospital
      172 Kinsley Street
      Nashua, NH 03061

      Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester/Bedford
      100 Hitchcock Way
      Manchester, NH 03104

      Huggins Hospital
      240 South Main Street>
      Wolfeboro, NH 03894

      Professional Organizations

      With no state licensure for radiologic technologists, there are also no state-based professional organizations in New Hampshire. Workers in this field, however, may join national organization such as the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. They may also take the examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology is another national organization that can provide more information about careers in radiologic technology.

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      JRCERT Accredited Radiography Programs in New Hampshire

      NHTI – Concord’s Community College
      31 College Drive, Concord NH 03301-7412
      Tel: (603) 271-6484
      Program Name: Radiologic Technology
      Program Type: Associate of Science
      Duration: 24 months
      Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 85% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 95% Job Placement Rate: 100%
      Tuition Fees: $11,615 Resident, $24,211 Non-resident
      http://www.nhti.edu/academics/programs-study/health-and-science-programs/radiologic-technology-degree

      River Valley Community College
      One College Place, Claremont NH 03743
      Tel: (603) 542-7744
      Program Name: Radiologic Technology
      Program Type: Associate Degree
      Duration: 18 months
      Tuition Fees: $12,000 Resident, $27,300 Non-resident
      http://www.rivervalley.edu

      NHTI – Concord’s Community College
      31 College Drive, Concord NH 03301
      Tel: (603) 271-6484
      Program Name: Radiation Therapy
      Program Type: Associate Degree, Certificate
      Duration: Associate Degree: 24 months, Certificate: 15 months
      Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 75% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 89%
      Tuition Fees: $10,000 Resident, $20,000 Non-resident
      http://www.nhti.edu/academics/programs-study/health-and-science-programs/radiation-therapy-degree

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