A Radiology Schools Guide for North Dakotans

The field of radiologic technology is growing rapidly throughout the United States.

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Sparsely populated states like North Dakota can be great choices for new professionals in this field, because the competition for jobs is less intense.

North Dakota also has a lower than average cost of housing and overall cost of living, along with an average starting salary for radiologic technologists that is slightly above the nationwide average.

Salaries in Radiology

New positions in radiologic technology in North Dakota have an average annual salary of $49,990, which is well below than the mean nationwide salary for this profession of $58,520.

The average cost of living index for North Dakota is relatively low, which makes this state a good place to get the most out of a well-paying career with strong benefits. More information on Rad Tech salaries in North Dakota.

Radiology Requirements in North Dakota

Radiographers in North Dakota must pass the state certification exam or the national exam overseen by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Limited license X-ray technicians may practice as long as they receive a passing grade in an approved course – they do not need to take the ARRT exam.

There are no mandatory continuing education requirements in North Dakota in order to retain a license, although individual employers may require certain number of credits every few years.

Well-Known Schools for Radiology in North Dakota

There are only four schools in the state of North Dakota that offer coursework in radiologic science.

North Dakota State University: North Dakota State offers a roughly four-year Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences degree through it Allied Sciences department. The programs involves between two and three years of academic requirements followed by a two-year internship in radiography at a partner hospital.

University of Mary: This private Catholic university in the city of Bismarck has a four-year Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology program. Following the completion of two years of academic coursework, students must apply for admittance to a 24-month internship program at an accredited hospital school. Any accredited hospital school is appropriate, and need not be affiliated with the University of Mary.

Other Schools to Consider

Jamestown College: Jamestown is a small four-year post-secondary school in the town of Jamestown. This school has a Radiological Technology program that spends two years preparing students for placement in an affiliated hands-on internship program. For the past few years, 100 percent of Jamestown graduates have been successfully placed in accredited internships.

Minot State University: Although Minot University does not offer an on-site degree in radiologic technology, it does offer a two-semester pre-radiologic technology program to prepare students for admission to an accredited degree program at another school.

Large Employers in Radiology

Major hospitals and medical centers in North Dakota are the leading employers of radiologic technologists. In this sparsely populated state, these centers tend to be located in the major town centers.

Sanford Health-MeritCare Hospital
801 Broadway North
Fargo, ND 58122
(701) 234-2000

St. Alexius Medical Center
900 East Broadway
Bismarck, ND 58501-4586
(701) 530-7000

Altru Hospital
1200 South Columbia Road
Grand Forks, ND 58201-4032
(701) 780-5000

Innovis Health
3000 32nd Avenue South
Fargo, ND 58103
(701) 364-8000

Heart of America Medical Center
800 S Main Avenue
Rugby, ND 58368
(701) 776-5261

Mercy Medical Center
1301 15th Avenue W
Williston, ND 58801
(701) 774-7400

Medcenter One
300 North 7th Street
Bismarck, ND 58506
(701) 323-6000

Jamestown Hospital
419 5th Street NE
Jamestown, ND 58401
(701) 952-1050

St. Joseph’s Hospital & Health Center
30 West 7th Street
Dickinson, ND 58601
(701) 456-4000

Professional Organizations

The leading professional organization for radiologic technologists in North Dakota is the North Dakota Society of Radiologic Technologists (NDSRT). This organization is the state affiliate of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT). The NDSRT organizes annual state conferences and assists members who want to attend national ASRT conferences. It also provides information about education and licensing, as well as resources for job seekers.

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JRCERT Accredited Radiography Programs in North Dakota

Sanford Bismarck Medical Center
300 North 7th Street, Bismarck ND 58501
Tel: (701) 323-5470
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 23 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 100% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 95% Job Placement Rate: 100%
http://www.sanfordhealth.org/Careers/InternshipsJobShadowingandResidency/RadiographyProgramBismarck

Sanford Medical Center/Sanford Health
801 N. Broadway Rt. 2751, Fargo ND 58122
Tel: (701) 234-4949
Program Name: Radiology
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 100% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $750 Resident, $ Non-resident
http://www.sanfordhealth.org/Careers/InternshipsJobShadowingAndResidency/RadiologyProgramFargo

Trinity Hospital/Trinity Health
420 3rd Street, SE P.O. Box 5020, Minot ND 58702-5020
Tel: (701) 857-5620
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 100% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 96% Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $3,500 Resident and Non-resident
http://www.trinityhealth.org/radiology_school

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