Become a Radiologic Technologist in Connecticut

Connecticut is a popular state offering a great quality of life, but it is also a very expensive place to live. Radiologic science offers well-paying positions in a growing field, and can be a great option for Connecticut residents who want a reliable profession with the potential to earn above the average annual salary of state residents.

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Radiologic technologists are currently in high demand in Connecticut, because the number of employees in the field of radiology science has been shrinking at a rate that exceeds the national average.

Salaries for Radiographers

Connecticut is a relatively expensive place to live, with an overall cost of living index of 109 in 2015, compared to the national average of 100. Fortunately, the average annual salary for a professional in radiologic technology in Connecticut is also well above the national average.

A Connecticut technologists can look to earn around $66,660 per year depending on their training and experience, while the average salary nationwide is $60,320 per year. Radiologic technologists in supervisory positions – for which a BS degree is typically required – can earn up to $91,980 a year in some locations. More information on Radiographer salaries in Connecticut.

Radiology Requirements in Connecticut

Connecticut requires technologists and radiation therapists to pass the ARRT exam. These professionals must also be licensed by the Connecticut Department of Public Health and the Bureau of Health System regulation.

All X-ray technologists in Connecticut must possess a two-year radiation technology degree – limited license certifications are not accepted in this state. There are no continuing education requirements for maintaining a license in Connecticut.

Well-Known Schools for Radiology and Radtech

University of Hartford: The University of Hartford is a four-year college where students can earn their professional credential in radiography in the form of a Certificate in Radiology or a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Health Science. During their fourth year, students may also  choose to specialize in computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or ultrasound (US), all of which are highly attractive to potential employers.

The additional two years to complete the BS allows students to work in advanced positions in the field such as radiology supervisors or MRI technologists.

St. Vincent’s College at Sacred Heart University: St. Vincent’s is a health care college affiliated with St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT. The school is a well-respected institution for degrees in a variety of health-care careers, including radiography. St. Vincent’s offers an Associate of Science degree in Radiography, along with several short-term certificate programs in Ultrasound, CT Scan, Mammography, and Bone Density Imaging, for those who want to begin a new career without undertaking a full degree program.

Other Schools to Consider

Gateway Community College: Gateway Community College is located in the dynamic college town of New Haven, the home of Yale University. Students can choose from four associate degree programs, including Diagnostic Medical Sonography (AS), Nuclear Medicine Technology (AS and Certificate), Radiation Therapy (AS), and Radiography (AS).  Enrolled students will earn practical experience at several of the hospitals in town, including Yale-New Haven Hospital and Bridgeport Hospital.

Capital Community College: Capital Community College offers a two-year AS degree in Radiologic Technology, with a curriculum designed to meet the requirements outline by the JRCERT. For qualified students, Capital’s Hartford location offers the opportunity to transfer to the four-year University of Hartford in order to complete a BS degree.

Outside the state, prospective students will find extensive educational options in the State of New York, and Massachusetts, and further options in New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island.

Large Employers in Radiology

Although a small state in terms of area, Connecticut has a large number of hospitals and medical centers that all hire large numbers of radiologic technologists. Many of these hospitals have been rated as high-performing by the US News and World Report.

Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven
20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510-3202
(203) 688-4242

Danbury Hospital, Danbury
24 Hospital Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810-6099
(203) 739-7000

Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury
64 Robbins Street
Waterbury, CT 06708-2600
(203) 573-6000

Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT 06610-2805
(203) 384-3000

Hartford Hospital, Hartford
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102-5037
(860) 545-5000

Middlesex Hospital, Middletown
28 Crescent Street
Middletown, CT 06457-3650
(860) 358-6000

Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk
34 Maple Street
Norwalk, CT 06850-3894
(203) 852-2000

Professional Organizations

The Connecticut Society of Radiologic Technologists (CSRT Inc,) is the state affiliate of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT). The CSRT aims to provide education, facilitate communication, and provide legislative representation for its members. Job posting can be found on their website, as well as links to many other organizations affiliated in some way with the practice of radiologic technology.

Popular Programs

JRCERT Accredited Radiography Programs in Connecticut

Capital Community College – Radiography

950 Main Street, Hartford CT 06103
Tel: (860) 906-5155
Program Name: Radiology Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 40 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 80%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 78%  Job Placement Rate: 88%
Tuition Fees: $6,800 Resident, $10,100 Non-resident

Gateway Community College – Radiography

20 Church Street, New Haven CT 06510
Tel: (203) 285-2382
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 72 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 78%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 90%  Job Placement Rate: 98%
Tuition Fees: $3,786 Resident, $11,318 Non-resident

Gateway Community College – Radiation Therapy

20 Church Street, New Haven CT 06510
Tel: (203) 285-2392
Program Name: Radiation Therapy
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 28 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 60%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 90%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $3,598 Resident, $10,754 Non-resident

Manchester Community College – Radiography

Great Path MS 17, Manchester CT 06045
Tel: (860) 512-2708
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 28 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $6,300 Resident, $12,792 Non-resident

Manchester Community College – Radiation Therapy

Great Path MS 17, Manchester CT 06045
Tel: (860) 512-2730
Program Name: Radiation Therapy
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 23 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $6,300

Middlesex Community College – Radiography

100 Training Hill Road, Middletown CT 06457
Tel: (860) 358-6923
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 48 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 83%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 92%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $3,500 Resident, $10,575 Non-resident

Naugatuck Valley Community College – Radiography

750 Chase Parkway – Room F-120, Waterbury CT 06708
Tel: (203) 575-8266
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 47 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 88%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100%  Job Placement Rate: 95%
Tuition Fees: $7,856 Resident, $12,378 Non-resident

Quinnipiac University – Radiography

275 Mount Carmel Avenue, Hamden CT 06518
Tel: (203) 582-3814
Program Name: Radiologic Sciences
Program Type: Bachelor of Science in Radiography
Duration: 100 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 83%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 96%  Job Placement Rate: 90%
Tuition Fees: $39,330 Resident, $39,330 Non-resident

St. Vincent’s College at Sacred Heart University – Radiography

2800 Main Street, Bridgeport CT 06606
Tel: (475) 210-5072
Program Name: Radiology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 80 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 83%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 96%  Job Placement Rate: 96%
Tuition Fees: $16,200 Resident, $22,680 Non-resident

University of Hartford – Radiography

200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford CT 06117
Tel: (860) 768-5752
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 58 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 100%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 87%  Job Placement Rate: 95%
Tuition Fees: $33,358 Resident, $33,358 Non-resident