How to Become a Radiologic Technician in Ohio

Ohio is one of the best states in which to get an education in radiologic technology, with a large number of varying degree programs, many of which are affiliated with teaching hospitals.

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The median salary for radiologic technologists in Ohio is well above the average household income for Ohio resident, meaning that this state is also a great place to obtain work in the radiologic sciences after earning a degree.

Salaries in Radiology

Radiologic science professionals in Ohio can expect to earn a salary of around $52,900 per year.

New radiologic technologists are likely to earn closer to $38,930 per year as a starting salary, while specialists in advanced imaging technology such as ultrasounds may earn as much as $69,090 per year in Ohio. More information on Rad Tech salaries in Ohio.

Radiology Requirements in Ohio

Radiologist assistants, radiologic technologists, nuclear medicine practitioners, radiation therapists, and fusion imaging technicians must all pass the appropriate state or national exam in order to practice in Ohio. The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) oversees the exam for all fields except nuclear medicine, which is overseen by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).

Limited scope X-ray technicians do not need to pass the ARRT exam if they have successfully completed a state-approved certification program. 24 hours of continuing education credits ever two years are required for all fields except limited license, which must complete six, and radiology assistants, who must complete 50.

Well-Known Schools for Radiology in Ohio

University of Akron: The University of Akron hosts a radiologic technology program in conjunction with the Akron Children’s Hospital Radiography School. Students apply directly to the Children’s Hospital for admission, and are awarded an Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology from the University of Akron upon successful completion of the hospital school curriculum.

Xavier University: The College of Social Sciences, Health & Education at Xavier University offers a 23-month program that culminates in an Associate of Science (AS) in Radiologic Technology degree. Upon graduation, students are prepared to sit for the ARRT exam in order to become certified to practice as radiologic technologists. Students who complete the AS degree have the opportunity to pursuer a Bachelor of Science in a general or related field, which may help them to secure more advanced positions.

Other Schools to Consider

Kettering College of Medical Arts: Kettering College offers students the chance to study radiologic technology at an institution that specializes in health science education. Kettering offers two on-site certification programs in radiologic science, and one pathway that prepares students for further study elsewhere. The two on-site programs are in radiologic technology and advanced imaging technology. The first prepares students for the ARRT exam in order to become practicing technicians, while the second certifies current technicians in an advanced field such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or cardiovascular imaging. Kettering also has a nuclear medicine track that prepares students for the University of Findlay Nuclear Medicine Institute.

Significant Employers in Radiology

Ohio has many large medical centers and hospitals, which employ radiologic technologists in technical, supervisory, and often even teaching positions if they are affiliated with radiologic technology degree programs. 11 of Ohio’s more than 225 hospitals have been nationally ranked by the US News & World Report.

Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195-5108
(216) 444-2200

University Hospitals Case Medical Center
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-2602
(216) 844-1000

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
370 West 9th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1240
(614) 293-8000

Grant Medical Center-Ohio Health
111 South Grant Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215-1898
(614) 566-9000

Christ Hospital
2139 Auburn Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45219-2906
(513) 585-2000

Riverside Methodist Hospital-Ohio Health
3535 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43214-3998
(614) 566-5000

Akron General Medical Center
400 Wabash Avenue
Akron, OH 44307-2433
(330) 344-6000

St. Elizabeth Health Center
1044 Belmont Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44504-1096
(330) 746-7211

Professional Organizations

The leading professional organization for radiologic technologists in Ohio is the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists (OSRT), which is the state affiliate of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. This organization hosts annual meetings for professionals in the state, posts job openings, provides grants and other scholarship opportunities for students in the field, and advocates for the radiologic science professions.

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JRCERT Accredited Radiography Programs in Ohio

Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences
2600 Sixth Street, S.W., Canton OH 44710
Tel: (330) 363-5320
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 21 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 80% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 89% Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $17,700 Resident and Non-resident
http://www.aultmancollege.edu/academics/RadiographyProgram.aspx

Central Ohio Technical College
1179 University Drive, Newark OH 43055-1767
Tel: (740) 366-9400
Program Name: Radiologic Science
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 22 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 86% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 99% Job Placement Rate: 97%
Tuition Fees: $5,500 Resident, $9,640 Non-resident
http://www.cotc.edu/programs-of-study/radiologic/Pages/RadiologicScienceTechnology.aspx

Collins Career Center
11627 State Route 243, Chesapeake OH 45619
Tel: (740) 867-6641
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 22 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 100% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 84% Job Placement Rate: 98%
Tuition Fees: $7,700 Resident and Non-resident
http://www.collins-cc.edu

Columbus State Community College
550 East Spring Street, Columbus OH 43216-1609
Tel: (614) 287-3692
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 20 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 78.3% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 94.4% Job Placement Rate: 90.5%
Tuition Fees: $4,078
http://www.cscc.edu/academics/departments/radiography/program-effectiveness.shtml

Cuyahoga Community College (Western Campus)
11000 Pleasant Valley Road, Parma OH 44130-5199
Tel: (216) 987-5264
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 64% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 95% Job Placement Rate: 82%
Tuition Fees: $4,006 Resident, $8,625 Non-resident
http://www.tri-c.edu/radiography

Eastern Gateway Community College
4000 Sunset Boulevard, Steubenville OH 43952-3598
Tel: (740) 264-5591
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 23 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 88% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 80% Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $3,218 Resident, $4,290 Non-resident
http://www.egcc.edu/future-students/academic-programs/radiologic-technology-aas/radiology-program-effectiveness

Euclid Hospital/Cleveland Clinic Health System
18901 Lakeshore Boulevard, Euclid OH 44119
Tel: (216) 692-7512
Program Name: Diagnostic Imaging
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 71.4% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 94.6% Job Placement Rate: 86.8%
Tuition Fees: $7,500 Resident and Non-resident
http://www.clevelandclinic.org/sodi http://portals.clevelandclinic.org/Portals/98/2012-2013%20School%20of%20Diagnostic%20Imaging%20RT%20Polic

Fortis College – Columbus
4151 Executive Parkway, Suite 120, Westerville OH 43081
Tel: (614) 882-2551
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 22 months
Tuition Fees: $19,416 Resident and Non-resident
http://www.fortis.edu/campuses/career-training/radiologic-technology/4151-executive-parkway-suite-120-westerville-oh.aspx

James A. Rhodes State College
4240 Campus Drive, Lima OH 45804-3597
Tel: (419) 995-8257
Program Name: Radiographic Imaging
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 21 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 50% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 98% Job Placement Rate: 81.5%
Tuition Fees: $5,687 Resident, $11,374 Non-resident
http://www.rhodesstate.edu/Current%20Students/Academic%20Programs/Allied%20Health/Radiographic%20Imaging.aspx

Kent State University Ashtabula
3300 Lake Road West, Ashtabula OH 44004
Tel: (440) 964-4321
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 87.5% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 95.08%
Tuition Fees: $6,975 Resident, $17,469 Non-resident
http://www.ashtabula.kent.edu/radt

Kent State University/Salem Campus
2491 State Route 45, South, Salem OH 44460-9412
Tel: (330) 337-4223
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 91.3% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 99.1% Job Placement Rate: 82.4%
Tuition Fees: $7,857 Resident, $17,823 Non-resident
http://www.col.kent.edu/academics/programs/rad/radtech.cfm

Kettering College
3737 Southern Boulevard, Kettering OH 45429
Tel: (937) 395-8601
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 22 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 85% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 90% Job Placement Rate: 87%
Tuition Fees: $15,400 Resident and Non-resident
http://kc.edu/radtech-progeffdata

Lakeland Community College
7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland OH 44094-5198
Tel: (440) 525-7074
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 50% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 96% Job Placement Rate: 75%
Tuition Fees: $3,519 Resident, $4,777 Non-resident
http://www.lakelandcc.edu/web/about/radiologic-technology-departments

Lorain County Community College
1005 North Abbe Road, Elyria OH 44035
Tel: (440) 366-7197
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 21 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 90% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 96% Job Placement Rate: 91%
Tuition Fees: $3,950 Resident, $4,721 Non-resident
http://www.lorainccc.edu/radtech

Marietta Memorial Hospital
401 Matthew Street, Marietta OH 45750
Tel: (740) 374-8716
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 66.7% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 89.4% Job Placement Rate: 93.2%
Tuition Fees: $4,240
http://www.mhsystem.org/radtech

Marion Technical College
1467 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Marion OH 43302-5694
Tel: (740) 389-4636
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 80% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 87% Job Placement Rate: 92.5%
Tuition Fees: $7,480 Resident, $11,000 Non-resident
http://www.mtc.edu/health/rad/radiography.html

Mercy College of Ohio
2221 Madison Avenue, Toledo OH 43604
Tel: (419) 251-1814
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 87% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 93% Job Placement Rate: 93%
Tuition Fees: $10,260 Resident, $ Non-resident
http://www.mercycollege.edu/program/radiologic-technology/program-assessment

Mercy Medical Center
1320 Mercy Drive, N.W., Canton OH 44708
Tel: (330) 489-1273
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 57% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 88% Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $7,375 Resident and Non-resident
http://www.cantonmercy.org/radiology-tech

North Central State College
2441 Kenwood Circle, Mansfield OH 44906
Tel: (419) 755-4809
Program Name: Radiological Sciences
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 59% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 98% Job Placement Rate: 95%
Tuition Fees: $5,148 Resident, $10,534 Non-resident
http://www.ncstatecollege.edu/cms/degrees/radiological-sciences

Owens Community College
P.O. Box 10,000, Toledo OH 43699
Tel: (567) 661-7370
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 23 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 56% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 98% Job Placement Rate: 92%
Tuition Fees: $5,040 Resident, $9,545 Non-resident
http://catalog.owens.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=9&poid=2109&returnto=3494

Shawnee State University
940 Second Street, Portsmouth OH 45662-4344
Tel: (740) 351-3247
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 81% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 94% Job Placement Rate: 70%
Tuition Fees: $10,220 Resident, $17,821 Non-resident
http://www.shawnee.edu/academics/health-sciences/radiologic-technology/index.aspx

Sinclair Community College
444 West Third Street, Dayton OH 45402-1460
Tel: (937) 512-2159
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 61% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 99% Job Placement Rate: 90%
Tuition Fees: $3,500 Resident, $9,500 Non-resident
http://www.sinclair.edu/academics/divisions/hs/rat/

University of Akron
302 E. Buchtel Avenue, Akron OH 44325
Tel: (330) 972-5270
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 24 months
Tuition Fees: $10,655
http://uakron.edu/academics_majors/undergraduate/programs_detail.dot?programId=90133&pageTitle=Undergraduate Programs&crumbTitle=Radiologic Technology

University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College
9555 Plainfield Road, Blue Ash OH 45236-1096
Tel: (513) 936-7121
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 87.5% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 99% Job Placement Rate: 85%
Tuition Fees: $6,010 Resident, $14,516 Non-resident
http://www.ucblueash.edu/academics/majors/health-care/radiologic.html

University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College
P.O. Box 500, Rio Grande OH 45674
Tel: (740) 245-7447
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 22 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 100% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 77% Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $5,457 Resident, $6,177 Non-resident
http://www.rio.edu/allied-health/Radiologic-Technology.cfm

Xavier University
3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati OH 45207-7332
Tel: (513) 745-3358
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 21 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 93% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 78% Job Placement Rate: 89%
Tuition Fees: $9,770 Resident and Non-resident
http://www.xavier.edu/radiologic-tech/Program-Effectiveness.cfm

Zane State College
1555 Newark Road, Zanesville OH 43701
Tel: (740) 588-1241
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 75% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 88.3%
Tuition Fees: $5,400 Resident, $10,579 Non-resident
http://www.zanestate.edu/programs/radiologic-technology

Kent State University/Salem Campus
2491 State Route 45 South, Salem OH 44460
Tel: (330) 337-4133
Program Name: Radiation Therapy Technology
Program Type: Bachelor of Rad. & Imaging Sciences
Duration: 16 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 90% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 96% Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $11,376 Resident, $28,122 Non-resident
http://www.kent.edu/columbiana/rth-program

The Ohio State University
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Columbus OH 43210
Tel: (614) 293-6203
Program Name: Radiation Therapy
Program Type: Bachelor of Science
Duration: 21 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 100% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 95%
Tuition Fees: $10,010 Resident, $25,726 Non-resident
http://www.medicine.osu.edu/hrs/rd

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Department of Radiation Oncology, Cleveland OH 44195
Tel: (216) 445-8403
Program Name: Medical Dosimetry
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 12 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 100% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 83% Job Placement Rate: 92%
Tuition Fees: $10,000 Resident and Non-resident
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/cancer/medical-professionals/radiation-oncology-educational-programs/medical-dosimetry-program.aspx

Owens Community College
P.O. Box 10,000, Toledo OH 43699
Tel:
Program Name: Magnetic Resonance
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 23 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 88%
Tuition Fees: $5,040 Resident, $9,545 Non-resident
http://catalog.owens.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=9&poid=2140&returnto=3494

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