Pennsylvania – How to Become a Radiologic Technologist

There are many reasons to consider pursuing a radiologic technologist career in the state of Pennsylvania.

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Like the rest of the US, this state’s overall population is aging, leading to increased demand for medical professionals to care for them, including those qualified in the field of radiology.

This national need for radiologic technologists is estimated to continue to grow, with new jobs increasing by as much as 24,000 within the next decade – that’s about twice as fast as average for other professions in the same timeframe.

Currently, the state of Pennsylvania is home to around 10,390 employed radiological technology professionals, making it one of the top-hiring states in the nation.

Salaries for Radiologists

Radiologic technologists working in Pennsylvania currently earn an average of $56,170 annually, with an average hourly wage of $27.01.

These state average earnings are just below the national average annual salary of $58,520.

Keep in mind also that Pennsylvania boasts very high employment rates for this profession, offering resident radiology professionals with many varied employment opportunities. More information on Rad Tech salaries in Pennsylvania.

Radiology Requirements in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania radiologic technologists are required to carry a state license in order to practice in the field. To become certified and earn their license, working radiologic technologists may either pass the state certification exam or, like 36 other states, pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam. No license renewal is required to date, and continuing education is not mandatory in this state.

Well-Known Schools for Radiology in Pennsylvania

In the state of Pennsylvania, aspiring radiologic technologists have many education programs to choose from, including joint hospital certificate programs and 2- and 4-year colleges and universities. There are currently ­­38 institutions with radiography programs that have earned their accreditation status through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiology Technology (JRCERT).

Other Schools to Consider

The institutions listed below offer radiography programs that are not yet accredited by JCERT, but many still offer quality and legitimate radiology education, and are often accredited by other entities:

Community College of Beaver County, Monaca
Delaware County Community College, Media
Gwynedd Mercy College, Gwynedd Valley
La Roche College, Pittsburgh
Mount Aloysius College, Cresson
Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood

Widener University, Chester

Large Employers in Radiology

There are dozens of major healthcare centers in the state of Pennsylvania, and all employ radiological technologists. Most of the state’s major hospitals are concentrated in and around cities such as Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, but many smaller institutions such as mobile clinics and family practices hire radiology professionals as well, and are found in both urban and rural areas:

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2585
(412) 647-2345

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4206
(215) 662-4000

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia
111 South 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5096
(215) 955-6000

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Pittsburgh
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3108
(412) 641-1000

Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown
1200 South Cedar Crest Boulevard
Allentown, PA 18105-6248
(610) 402-8000

Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh
320 East North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212-4756
(412) 359-3131

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia
51 North 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2699
(215) 662-8000

Professional Organizations

Working radiologic technology professionals in Pennsylvania are encouraged to join a local organization such as the Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists (PSRT), which offers its members exclusive job listings, network opportunities and career support. For additional information on the radiological technology profession, prospective students should reference the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

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JRCERT Accredited Radiography Programs in Pennsylvania

Albert Einstein Medical Center/Einstein Healthcare Network
5501 Old York Road, Philadelphia PA 19141
Tel: (215) 456-6398
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 23 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 85% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 86%
Tuition Fees: $9,250
Description: The program is twenty-three months in duration, and has a July starting date with orientation for all first year students commencing the first week of July. Classes and clinical education are scheduled Monday through Friday 8 AM – 4PM and do not exceed a total of 40 hours weekly.
http://www.einstein.edu/education/radiology-technology/

Armstrong County Memorial Hospital
One Nolte Drive, Kittanning PA 16201
Tel: (724) 543-8206
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 87.5% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 97% Job Placement Rate: 86%
Tuition Fees: $5,000 Resident and Non-resident
Description: This is a 24-month certificate program of approximately 800 didactic hours and 1,920 clinical hours, all on the ACMH Hospital campus. Students must attend all didactic and clinical phases of the education. A rotational schedule is followed which includes daylight and a minimal evening and weekend assignments.
http://acmh.org/services/acmh-school-of-radiologic-technology/

Bradford Regional Medical Center/Upper Allegheny Health System
116 Interstate Parkway, Bradford PA 16701
Tel: (814) 362-8292
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 91.6% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $6,500 Resident and Non-resident
Description: This is a full time 24-month program that provides didactic (800 hours) and clinical instruction (2,300 hours) to each enrolled student. The program is currently affiliated with both the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and Jamestown Community College.
http://www.brmc.com/programs-services/school-of-radiography.php

Bucks County Community College
1304 Veterans Highway, Bristol PA 19007
Tel: (267) 685-4839
Program Name: Medical Imaging
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 88% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 95% Job Placement Rate: 95%
Tuition Fees: $8,250 Resident and Non-resident
Description: The program offers starts in May of each year and is of 23 months in duration.
http://www.bucks.edu/healthcare/radiography

Community College of Allegheny County (Boyce Campus)
595 Beatty Road, Monroeville PA 15146-1395
Tel: (724) 325-6754
Program Name: Radiologic Technologist (X-Ray)
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 85% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 82% Job Placement Rate: 83%
Tuition Fees: $2,850 Resident, $4,298 Non-resident
Description: This program provides training in the field of x-ray technology. Enrollment is limited by the availability of clinical sites and other factors.
https://www.ccac.edu/X-Ray.aspx

Community College of Philadelphia
1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia PA 19130-3991
Tel: (215) 751-8424
Program Name: Diagnostic Medical Imaging
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 58% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 97.8%
Tuition Fees: $11,628 Resident, $23,256 Non-resident
Description: The Diagnostic Mecical Imaging program teaches students how to use radiological equipment and provide X-ray images that doctors use in diagnosing and treating patients, how to conduct an X-ray study, identify types of conditions seen in X-ray studies, and demonstrate care and sensitivity with patients.
http://ccp.edu/college-catalog/degree-and-certificate-programs/associate-applied-science-aas/diagnostic-medical

Crozer-Chester Medical Center
One Medical Center Boulevard, Upland PA 19013
Tel: (610) 447-2578
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 91.66% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 93.75% Job Placement Rate: 85.5%
Tuition Fees: $15,750 Resident and Non-resident
Description: This program is affiliated with Widener University.
http://www.crozerkeystone.org/healthcare-professionals/allied-health/widener-crozer-allied-health-program/radiologic-technology/mission-statement-and-program-effectiveness/

DLP Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, LLC
1086 Franklin Street, Johnstown PA 15905-4398
Tel: (814) 534-9582
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 21 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 80% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 82.6% Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $9,280 Resident and Non-resident
http://www.conemaugh.org

Gannon University
109 University Square, Erie PA 16541-0001
Tel: (814) 871-5636
Program Name: Radiologic Sciences
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 81% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 97%
Tuition Fees: $28,630 Resident and Non-resident
Description: The first year of this 24 month program is primarily didactic and emphasises the required academic courses and the introduction to radiologic sciences. The 15 month professional component combines extensive clinical rotations with professional coursework.
http://www.gannon.edu/Academic-Offerings/Health-Professions-and-Sciences/Undergraduate/Radiologic-Sciences/

Geisinger Medical Center
100 North Academy Avenue, Danville PA 17822-2007
Tel: (570) 214-9253
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 88.8% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 98%
Tuition Fees: $8,524 Resident, $21,310 Non-resident
http://www.geisinger.edu/additional_programs/school-of-radiologic-technology/index.html

Harcum College
750 Montgomery Avenue, Bryn Mawr PA 19010
Tel: (610) 526-6127
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 86% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 74% Job Placement Rate: 82%
Tuition Fees: $19,500 Resident and Non-resident
Description: The program provides career preparation with a liberal arts education. While student learning is a priority, the curriculum also fosters responsible citizenship through involvement in a local community service activity.
http://harcum.edu/s/1044/edu/majors.aspx?sid=1044&gid=1&pgid=1361

Harrisburg Area Community College (Lancaster Campus)
1641 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster PA 17602-2690
Tel: (717) 358-2870
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 19 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 74% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 91% Job Placement Rate: 92%
Tuition Fees: $8,040 Resident, $12,060 Non-resident
Description: Students learn to perform radiographic studies, including preparation and positioning of patients, and exposure and development of radiographic films.?
http://www.hacc.edu/ProgramsandCourses/Programs/HealthCareers/Radiologic-Technologist.cfm

Holy Family University
Grant & Frankford Avenues, Philadelphia PA 19114
Tel: (267) 341-3295
Program Name: Radiologic Science
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 20 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 60% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 96% Job Placement Rate: 85%
Tuition Fees: $28,198 Resident and Non-resident
http://www.holyfamily.edu/choosing-holy-family-u/academics/schools-of-study/school-of-nursing/459-radiologic-science-accreditation-membership

Jameson Hospital – North Campus/UPMC Jameson
1211 Wilmington Avenue, New Castle PA 16105
Tel: (724) 656-6134
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 22 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 100% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $4,500 Resident and Non-resident
http://www.jamesonhealth.org/school-of-radiography/programdata

Johnson College
3427 North Main Avenue, Scranton PA 18508-1495
Tel: (570) 702-8939
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 23 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 81% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 83% Job Placement Rate: 94%
Tuition Fees: $16,284
http://www.johnson.edu/prospective-students/programs-of-study/health-services/radiologic-technology/

Mansfield University
1 Guthrie Square, Sayre PA 18840
Tel: (570) 887-4007
Program Name: Radiology Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 83% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 92%
Tuition Fees: $9,376 Resident, $21,000 Non-resident
http://www.guthrie.org/content/radiology-technology-program

Misericordia University
301 Lake Street, Dallas PA 18612
Tel: (570) 674-6438
Program Name: Medical Imaging
Program Type: Bachelor of Science
Duration: 45 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 72.2% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 97.25% Job Placement Rate: 89.04%
Tuition Fees: $29,150 Resident and Non-resident
http://www.misericordia.edu/mi

Montgomery County Community College
101 College Drive, Pottstown PA 19464
Tel: (610) 718-1813
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 83% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 85.7%
Tuition Fees: $5,355 Resident, $10,080 Non-resident
http://www.mc3.edu/academics/areas-of-study/health-sciences/radiography

Northampton Community College
3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem PA 18020
Tel: (610) 861-5387
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 21 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 89.3% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 90.7% Job Placement Rate: 91.6%
Tuition Fees: $3,990
http://catalog.northampton.edu/Programs-and-Majors/Radiography.htm

Ohio Valley General Hospital
25 Heckel Road, Kennedy Township, McKees Rock PA 15136
Tel: (412) 777-6210
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 60% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 97% Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $12,503 Resident and Non-resident
http://ohiovalleyhospital.org/schools/school-of-radiography/

Penn Medicine – Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia PA 19104
Tel: (215) 662-7721
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 23 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 94% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 92%
Tuition Fees: $5,600 Resident, $5,500 Non-resident
The Program Director Says: “Penn Medicine- RT Education is an exciting and worthwhile program preparing those individuals for a career as a Radiologic Technologist and may also open the doors for many other career possibilities including but not limited to advanced modality training. Good luck!”
http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/radiology/education/rte/

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
850 Greenfield Road, Lancaster PA 17601
Tel: (717) 947-6158
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 21 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 84% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 86% Job Placement Rate: 96%
Tuition Fees: $19,440 Resident and Non-resident
http://www.pacollege.edu/academics/programs/radiography/

Pennsylvania College of Technology
One College Avenue, Williamsport PA 17701-5799
Tel: (570) 320-2400
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 62.5% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 91.9% Job Placement Rate: 87.5%
Tuition Fees: $18,561 Resident, $23,250 Non-resident
http://www.pct.edu/schools/hs/imaging/rd.asp

Pennsylvania State University – New Kensington Campus
3550 Seventh Street Road, New Kensington PA 15068
Tel: (724) 334-6738
Program Name: Radiological Sciences
Program Type: Associate in Radiologic Sciences
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 55% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 96% Job Placement Rate: 90%
Tuition Fees: $14,412 Resident, $24,468 Non-resident
http://www.nk.psu.edu/Academics/Degrees/44310.htm

Pennsylvania State University – Schuylkill Haven Campus
200 University Drive, Schuylkill Haven PA 17972-2208
Tel: (570) 385-6108
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate in Radiologic Sciences
Duration: 28 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 60% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 94% Job Placement Rate: 84%
Tuition Fees: $18,986 Resident, $28,917 Non-resident
http://www.sl.psu.edu/RADSC

Reading Hospital
1025 Old Wyomissing Road, Reading PA 19612
Tel: (484) 628-0227
Program Name: Medical Imaging
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 27 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 82% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 95% Job Placement Rate: 97%
Tuition Fees: $12,700 Resident and Non-resident
https://www.readinghealth.org/education-and-research/school-of-health-sciences/programs/medical-imaging/program-effectiveness-data/

Sharon Regional Health System
740 East State Street, Sharon PA 16146-3395
Tel: (724) 983-5645
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 93% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 96% Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $3,750 Resident and Non-resident
http://sharonregional.com/Program%20effectivenss%20Web%20data%208-7-2014.pdf

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
160 East Erie Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19134-1095
Tel: (215) 427-6751
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 23 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 85.7% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 80% Job Placement Rate: 90%
Tuition Fees: $8,800 Resident and Non-resident
http://www.stchristophershospital.com/for-health-care-professionals/philadelphia-school-of-radiologic-techology

Thomas Jefferson University
901 Walnut Street, Suite 708, Philadelphia PA 19107-5233
Tel: (215) 503-9191
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Bachelor of Science
Duration: 12 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 94% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 97.3% Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $29,337 Resident and Non-resident
http://www.jefferson.edu/university/health_professions/departments/radiologic_sciences/programs/modality/radiography.html

UPMC Northwest
100 Fairfield Drive, Seneca PA 16346
Tel: (814) 677-1434
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 23 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 100% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $5,000 Resident and Non-resident
http://www.upmc.com/locations/hospitals/northwest/about/radiologic-technology-program/Pages/default.aspx

Washington Hospital/Washington Health System
155 Wilson Avenue, Washington PA 15301
Tel: (724) 229-2084
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 83% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 83% Job Placement Rate: 83%
Tuition Fees: $11,000 Resident and Non-resident
http://www.washingtonhospital.org/schools/radiology/index.php

York Hospital/WellSpan Health
37 Monument Road, Suite 101, York PA 17403
Tel: (717) 851-4438
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 23 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 100% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 97%
Tuition Fees: $4,000 Resident and Non-resident
http://www.wellspan.org/for-medical-professionals/education/wellspan-radiography-program/

Community College of Allegheny County (Allegheny Campus)
808 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212-6097
Tel:
Program Name: Radiation Therapy Technology
Program Type: Certificate, Associate of Science
Duration: Certificate: 12 months, Associate of Science: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 89% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 91% Job Placement Rate: 76%
Tuition Fees: $4,100 Resident, $8,200 Non-resident
Description: CCAC is the largest provider of educational services in western Pennsylvania.
https://www.ccac.edu/Radiation_Therapy_Technology_Degree.aspx

Gwynedd Mercy University
1325 Sumneytown Pike, Gwynedd Valley PA 19437-0901
Tel:
Program Name: Radiation Therapy
Program Type: Bachelor of Science
Duration: 40 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 92% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 87% Job Placement Rate: 87%
Tuition Fees: $41,385 Resident, $30,350 Non-resident
http://www.gmercyu.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/nursing/radtherapy-bachelors/program-info

Thomas Jefferson University
901 Walnut Street, Suite 712, Philadelphia PA 19107
Tel: (215) 503-1434
Program Name: Radiation Therapy
Program Type: Bachelor of Science
Duration: 12 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 100% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 91% Job Placement Rate: 97%
Tuition Fees: $29,337 Resident and Non-resident
http://www.jefferson.edu/university/health_professions/departments/radiologic_sciences/programs/modality/radiation_therapy.html

Thomas Jefferson University
901 Walnut Street, Suite 709, Philadelphia PA 19107-5233
Tel: (215) 503-1352
Program Name: Medical Dosimetry
Program Type: Bachelor of Radiologic Science
Duration: 12 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 100% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 91% Job Placement Rate: 97%
Tuition Fees: $27,575 Resident and Non-resident
http://www.jefferson.edu/university/health_professions/departments/radiologic_sciences/programs/modality/medical_dosimetry.html

Thomas Jefferson University
901 Walnut Street, Suite 716, Philadelphia PA 19107
Tel: (215) 503-0059
Program Name: Magnetic Resonance
Program Type: Bachelor of Science
Duration: 12 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 81% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 96% Job Placement Rate: 98%
Tuition Fees: $28,678 Resident and Non-resident
http://www.jefferson.edu/university/health_professions/departments/radiologic_sciences/programs/modality/magnetic_resonance_imaging.html

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