Where to Study Medical Imaging in North Carolina

Currently, eight out of the 10 fastest growing professions in the state of North Carolina are in the healthcare field. Radiologic technology offers professionals a strong job market, and North Carolina has annual salaries for this profession that are above the national average.

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There are also a range of strong programs in radiologic technology for individuals who want to earn an associate degree or baccalaureate degree in the field.

Salaries for Radiologists

The average salary of $55,010 per year for radiologic technologists in North Carolina is below the national average of $58,520 per year. The cost of living in North Carolina is also below the national average, so a profession with a strong base salary will go farther.

Specialist positions such as ultrasound technician openings, as well as supervisory positions, tend to earn the highest salaries in North Carolina. These positions typically require an advanced level of experience or education. More information on Rad Tech salaries in North Carolina.

Radiology Requirements in North Carolina

There are no state-mandated requirements for working in the field of radiologic technology and the use of X-ray equipment. Nevertheless, most, if not all, employers of X-ray technicians and radiologic science professionals will require that their employees be certified by another state or by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT.) Students and current professionals in this field should be prepared to sit for the ARRT exam in order to keep their professional options open.

Well-Known Schools for Radiology in North Carolina

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: The UNC Department of Allied Health Sciences offers a radiography certificate program in cooperation with Alamance Regional Medical Center, Duke University Medical Center, and University of North Carolina Healthcare. This program will qualify graduates to sit for the ARRT limited scope exam and to practice as limited license X-ray technicians in states that permit limited scope practice.

Carolinas College of Health Sciences: This small school in Charlotte allows students to earn two-year Associate of Science degrees in either Radiologic Technology or Radiation Therapy. The programs allow students to learn in intimate, small class environments while gaining clinic experience in working radiology centers. This program provides students with an introduction to advanced imaging techniques such as sonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Other Schools to Consider

Central Piedmont Community College: Central Piedmont Community College is a large school in the city of Charlotte, where students in radiologic technology will find many potential employers upon graduation. This school offers a specialized program in non-invasive cardiology technology, also known as cardiac ultrasound sonography. The program is a rare opportunity for students to specialize in the well-paying field of cardiovascular imaging.

Wake Technical Community College: Wake Technical Community College in the Raleigh-Durham area has a fairly standard program allowing students to pursue an Associate of Applied Science degree in radiography. Raleigh-Durham is another densely populated area with a large number of potential employers.

Public education costs are usually higher for out-of-state students (while private costs remain the same). Taking that into account, North Carolina students may wish to look over the border to Augusta and Atlanta, Knoxville or Nashville, south to Myrtle Beach or Charleston, or north to Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Richmond or Roanoke.

Large Employers in Radiology

Major hospitals and medical centers are the largest single employers of radiologic technology professionals. Ohio has many excellent hospitals, including four facilities that have been nationally ranked by the US News & World Report.

Duke University Medical Center
2301 Erwin Road Durham, NC 27710-0001
(919) 684-8111

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Medical Center Boulevard Winston-Salem, NC 27157-0001
(336) 716-2011

University of North Carolina Hospitals
101 Manning Drive Chapel Hill, NC 27514-4220
(919) 966-4131

High Point Regional Hospital
601 North Elm Street High Point, NC 27262-4398
(336) 878-6000

Durham Regional Hospital
3643 North Roxboro Road Durham, NC 27704-2763
(919) 470-4000

First Health Moore Regional Hospital
155 Memorial Drive Pinehurst, NC 28374-8710
(910) 715-1000

Mission Hospital
509 Biltmore Avenue Asheville, NC 28801-4690
(828) 213-1111

Carolinas Medical Center
1000 Blythe Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28203-5871
(704) 355-2000

Professional Organizations

The leading professional organization for radiologic technologists in North Carolina is the North Carolina Society of Radiologic Technologists, Inc. (NCSRT, Inc.) This organization is the state affiliate of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT). The NCSRT, Inc. is a very active organization that provides educational, professional, and legal resources to professionals in the state.

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JRCERT Accredited Radiography Programs in North Carolina

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
340 Victoria Road, Asheville NC 28801
Tel: (828) 398-7198
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 21 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 67% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 92%
Tuition Fees: $3,097 Resident, $9,168 Non-resident
Description: Course work includes clinical rotations to affiliated hospitals, radiographic exposure, image processing, radiographic procedures, radiobiology, pathology, physics, patient care, radiation protection, anatomy and physiology.
http://www.abtech.edu/content/Allied-Health-and-Public-Service-Education/Medical-Radiography/Radiography-Overview

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
2855 Hickory Boulevard, Hudson NC 28638
Tel: (828) 726-2345
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 21 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 50% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 94% Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $2,771
Description: This is a is a five semester, full-time program with classroom and laboratory experience.
http://www.cccti.edu/healthsci/radiography/radiography.asp#page=page-1

Cape Fear Community College
411 North Front Street, Wilmington NC 28401
Tel: (910) 362-7298
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 21 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 89% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 89%
Tuition Fees: $3,460 Resident, $10,180 Non-resident
Description: This is a 2 year, full-time program.
http://www2.cfcc.edu/radiography/

Carolinas College of Health Sciences
1200 Blythe Boulevard, Charlotte NC 28203
Tel: (704) 355-7689
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 21 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 72% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 95%
Tuition Fees: $11,033 Resident and Non-resident
http://www.carolinashealthcare.org/cchs-radiologic-technology-academic-programs

Carteret Community College
3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City NC 28557-2989
Tel: (252) 222-6165
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 19 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 78% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 96% Job Placement Rate: 91.5%
Tuition Fees: $2,681 Resident, $9,881 Non-resident
http://www.carteret.edu/newWeb/programsSite.php?divisionNumber=1&prog=60

Catawba Valley Community College
2550 Highway 70 SE, Hickory NC 28602
Tel: (828) 327-7000
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 21 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 86% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 97% Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $1,064 Resident, $4,136 Non-resident
http://www.cvcc.edu/Health_Services/Radiography/index.cfm

Cleveland Community College
Bailey Allied Health Center, Shelby NC 28152
Tel: (704) 669-4091
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 19 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 56% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 90% Job Placement Rate: 91%
Tuition Fees: $3,289 Resident, $12,121 Non-resident
http://clevelandcc.edu/index.php?page=radiography

Edgecombe Community College
225 Tarboro Street, Rocky Mount NC 27801
Tel: (252) 823-5166
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 21 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 67% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 89% Job Placement Rate: 94%
Tuition Fees: $4,256 Resident, $16,544 Non-resident
http://www.edgecombe.edu/radiography

Fayetteville Technical Community College
2201 Hull Road, Fayetteville NC 28303
Tel: (910) 678-8303
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 20 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 69% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 97% Job Placement Rate: 80%
Tuition Fees: $2,619 Resident, $9,531 Non-resident
http://www.faytechcc.edu/health_programs/rad.aspx

Forsyth Technical Community College
2100 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem NC 27103
Tel: (336) 734-7189
Program Name: Radiation Therapy
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 21 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 67% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 96% Job Placement Rate: 85%
Tuition Fees: $2,062 Resident, $9,070 Non-resident
http://www.forsythtech.edu/credit-programs/credit-track/programs-a-z/radiography/

Guilford Technical Community College
601 East Main Street, Jamestown NC 27282
Tel: (336) 334-4822
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 20 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 66.6%
Tuition Fees: $2,736 Resident, $10,032 Non-resident
http://degreeprograms.gtcc.edu/radiography/

Johnston Community College
245 College Road, Smithfield NC 27577
Tel: (919) 209-2156
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 18 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 81% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 99% Job Placement Rate: 88%
Tuition Fees: $2,736 Resident, $10,032 Non-resident
http://www.johnstoncc.edu/radiography.aspx

Lenoir Community College
P.O. Box 188, Kinston NC 28502-0188
Tel: (252) 527-6223
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 21 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 60% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $2,208 Resident, $8,352 Non-resident
http://www.lenoircc.edu/acaddiv/acada45700/

Pitt Community College
P.O. Drawer 7007 Highway 11 South, Greenville NC 27835-7007
Tel: (252) 493-7464
Program Name: Medical Dosimetry
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 21 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 79% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 96%
Tuition Fees: $2,522 Resident, $9,434 Non-resident
http://www.pittcc.edu/academics/programs/health-sciences/radiography/program-effectiveness-data.html

Presbyterian Medical Center/Novant Health
200 Hawthorne Lane P.O. Box 33549, Charlotte NC 28233-3549
Tel: (704) 384-5104
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 22 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 100% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 95% Job Placement Rate: 97%
Tuition Fees: $3,000
Description: This program is not approved to participate in federal Title IV financial aid.
http://www.novanthealth.org/presbyterian-medical-center/careers/presbyterian-radiologic-technology-program.aspx

Randolph Community College
629 Industrial Park Avenue, Asheboro NC 27205
Tel: (336) 633-0201
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 22 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 60% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 80% Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $2,660 Resident, $10,340 Non-resident
http://www.randolph.edu

Robeson Community College
5160 Fayetteville Road, Lumberton NC 28360
Tel: (910) 272-3409
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 20 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 75% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 90% Job Placement Rate: 95%
Tuition Fees: $2,528 Resident, $9,443 Non-resident
http://www.robeson.edu

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
P.O. Box 1595, Salisbury NC 28145-1595
Tel: (704) 216-7185
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 21 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 80% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 99% Job Placement Rate: 96%
Tuition Fees: $2,860 Resident, $10,540 Non-resident
https://www.rccc.edu/healthpublicservices/radiography-program-effectiveness-data/

Sandhills Community College
3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst NC 28374
Tel: (910) 695-3916
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 21 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 68.7% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 95.8% Job Placement Rate: 95%
Tuition Fees: $2,208 Resident, $8,352 Non-resident
http://www.sandhills.edu/programs/health/radio/SCC_data.php

South College-Asheville
140 Sweeten Creek Drive, Asheville NC 28803
Tel: (828) 398-2529
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 21 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 50% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 82% Job Placement Rate: 83%
Tuition Fees: $26,800
http://www.southcollegenc.edu/areas-of-study/associate-of-applied-science/radiography/

Southwestern Community College
447 College Drive, Sylva NC 28779
Tel: (828) 339-4320
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 21 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 75% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 90% Job Placement Rate: 90%
Tuition Fees: $2,128 Resident, $8,272 Non-resident
https://www.southwesterncc.edu/health-sciences/radiography/radiography-aas

Stanly Community College
102 Stanly Parkway, Locust NC 28097-7704
Tel: (704) 991-0162
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate in Radiologic Technology
Duration: 21 months
Tuition Fees: $3,075 Resident, $11,331 Non-resident
https://www.stanly.edu/future-students/educational-offerings/radiography

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB# 7130 321-A South Columbia Street, Chapel Hill NC 27599-7130
Tel: (919) 966-5147
Program Name: Radiologic Science
Program Type: Bachelor of Science
Duration: 48 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 86% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $8,336
http://www.med.unc.edu/ahs/radisci/ed-programs/medical-imaging

Vance-Granville Community College
1547 South Campus Drive, Creedmoor NC 27522
Tel: (252) 738-3397
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 21 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 67.7% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 94.5% Job Placement Rate: 90.3%
Tuition Fees: $3,133 Resident, $11,561 Non-resident
http://www.vgcc.edu/HealthSciences/Radiography/index.cfm

Wake Technical Community College
2901 Holston Lane, Raleigh NC 27610
Tel: (919) 747-0033
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 21 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 73% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 88%
Tuition Fees: $3,148 Resident, $10,828 Non-resident
http://www.waketech.edu/programs-courses/credit/radiography

Wilkes Community College
P.O. Box 120, Wilkesboro NC 28697-0120
Tel: (336) 990-0215
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 21 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 70%
Tuition Fees: $3,432 Resident, $12,648 Non-resident
http://www.wilkescc.edu/Radiography/

Carolinas College of Health Sciences
1200 Blythe Boulevard, Charlotte NC 28203
Tel: (704) 355-6937
Program Name: Radiation Therapy
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 12 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 67% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 97% Job Placement Rate: 94%
Tuition Fees: $8,200 Resident, $8,000 Non-resident
http://www.carolinashealthcare.org/cchs-radiation-therapy-academic-programs

Forsyth Technical Community College
2100 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem NC 27103
Tel: (336) 734-7184
Program Name: Radiation Therapy
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 45% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 97% Job Placement Rate: 90%
Tuition Fees: $2,850 Resident, $10,000 Non-resident
http://www.forsythtech.edu/credit-programs/credit-track/programs-a-z/radiation-therapy-technology/

Pitt Community College
1986 Pitt Tech Road, Winterville NC 28590
Tel: (252) 493-7452
Program Name: Medical Dosimetry
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 12 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 88% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 93% Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $3,384
http://www.pittcc.edu/academics/programs/health-sciences/radiation-therapy-diploma/

University of North Carolina Hospitals
101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill NC 27514-7512
Tel: (984) 97-8427
Program Name: Radiation Therapy
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 12 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 100% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 95% Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $1,500
Description: The UNC School of Radiation Therapy is a 12 month, post-radiography certificate program.
http://www.med.unc.edu/radonc

Pitt Community College
1986 Pitt Tech Road, Winterville NC 28590
Tel: (252) 493-7452
Program Name: Medical Dosimetry
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 12 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 100% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 94% Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $2,967 Resident, $9,417 Non-resident
http://www.pittcc.edu/academics/programs/health-sciences/medical-dosimetry/

University of North Carolina Hospitals
101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill NC 27514-7512
Tel: (984) 97-8427
Program Name: Medical Dosimetry
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 12 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 100% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 95% Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $500 Resident and Non-resident
http://www.med.unc.edu/radonc/education/dosimetry

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