Vermont – Education Options for Tomorrow’s Radiologic Technicians

The state of Vermont offers students in radiologic technology the opportunity to pursue either an Associate of Science or a Bachelor of Science degree. In a state and a region with a comparatively high cost of living, radiologic technology is a career field that offers fairly high salaries, and good benefits.

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Health sciences, and radiologic technology in particular, is also a very fast-growing field and offers promising job prospects to new professionals.

Salaries for Radiologists

In 2015, radiologic science professionals in were able to command an average annual salary of $59,240. This figure is marginally above the the national average for this profession of $58,520 per year. The average annual salary for Vermont is well below both figures, at $46,060. Vermont has a higher cost of living than much of the state, so students looking to study and work in this state may want to pursue one of the baccalaureate programs that will qualify them for more advanced and better-paying positions. More information on Rad Tech salaries in Vermont.

Radiology Requirements in Vermont

Radiologic science professionals in Vermont must pass the appropriate state or national exam in order to practice, or have a current certification from a state with equivalent standards. The national exam for radiographers, radiation therapists, fusion imaging technicians, and X-ray technicians is overseen by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), and the exam for nuclear medicine practitioners is overseen by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB). All radiologic science professionals in this state are required to complete 24 hours of continuing education every two years.

Well-Known Schools for Radiology in Vermont

University of Vermont: The University of Vermont in Burlington is the small but nationally acclaimed public university in the state of Vermont. Students at this university may pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in either medical radiologic technology or nuclear medical technology. The program takes approximately four years to complete, and students must be granted acceptance to the university before entering the program.

Southern Vermont College: Southern Vermont College in Bennington is a private four-year liberal arts college. Among the majors offered here is a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences. Transfer students with existing two-year degree and ARRT certification are often able to complete the Southern Vermont curriculum in under 1.5 years. Without a previous degree or certification, the full program of study at Southern Vermont should take two-years for transfer students and four years for new students.

Other Schools to Consider

College of Saint Joseph: The College of Saint Joseph in Rutland is a private Catholic institution with two programs in radiography. Students in radiography at Saint Joseph may pursue either an Associate of Science in Radiologic Science degree or a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Science degree.

Champlain College: Champlain College is a private post-secondary school in Burlington. Although Champlain is primarily a baccalaureate institution, it also offers a small number of associate degrees, including the Associate of Science in Radiography degree. Students who complete this program will have logged over 1,700 clinical hours.

Large Employers in Radiology

Hospitals and medical centers are the largest single employers of radiologic technology professionals. The small state of Vermont has a relatively small number of full service hospitals, so job hunters in this state may also look to doctors offices and diagnostic centers.

Grace Cottage Hospital
PO Box 216
Townshend, VT 05353
(802) 365-7920

Mt Ascutney Hospital
289 County Road
Windsor, VT 05089
(802) 674-6711

Northwestern Medical Center Inc
133 Fairfield Street
Saint Albans, VT 05478
(802) 524-1231

Gifford Medical Center
44 South Main Street
Randolph, VT 05060
(802) 728-4441

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
100 Hospital Drive
Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 442-6361

Copley Hospital
528 Washington Highway
Morrisville, VT 05661
(802) 888-4231

North Country Hospital and Health Center
189 Prouty Drive
Newport, VT 05855
(802) 334-7331

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital
17 Belmont Avenue
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 257-0341

Professional Organizations

There is a Vermont Society of Radiologic Technologists affiliated with the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), but this society does not currently have a website. Professionals in Vermont are encouraged to contact the ASRT directly for information, career support, and for annual meetings of professionals in the field.

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JRCERT Accredited Radiography Programs in Vermont

Champlain College
163 S. Willard Street, Burlington VT 05402-0670
Tel: (802) 865-6469
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 21 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 80.9% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 97% Job Placement Rate: 81%
Tuition Fees: $29,765 Resident and Non-resident
http://www.champlain.edu/academics/undergraduate-academics/majors-and-specializations/radiography

Southern Vermont College
982 Mansion Drive, Bennington VT 05201-6002
Tel: (802) 447-6338
Program Name: Radiologic Sciences
Program Type: Bachelor of Radiologic Science
Duration: 45 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 80% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 95% Job Placement Rate: 93%
Tuition Fees: $22,985 Resident, $20,200 Non-resident
https://svc.edu/academics/radiologic-sciences/

University of Vermont
302 Rowell Building, Burlington VT 05405
Tel: (802) 656-0341
Program Name: Radiation Therapy
Program Type: Bachelor of Science
Duration: 48 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 90.9% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 90.2% Job Placement Rate: 91.6%
Tuition Fees: $14,184 Resident, $35,832 Non-resident
http://www.uvm.edu/~cnhs/mlrs/?Page=rt_program.html#clinical

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