Get Started in Radiologic Technology in Georgia

Georgia is one of the best places in the country to practice radiologic science.

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Georgia is also a great place to study, with a young population and many degree programs in many schools around the state. These programs include many opportunities to pursue an advanced degree, which are relatively rare nationwide.

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Salaries for Radiologists

The average salary for professionals in this specialty is a healthy $55,100 per year. In comparison, the average annual salary for this field in the US as a whole is $60,320. Supervisory positions in radiologic technology were the highest earners, drawing around $76,000 per year. The highest paying area for employment is in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell metro areas, where the average annual salary for those in the profession is $58,550.

Entry-level radiologic technologist positions tended to be the lowest earners, taking in about $38,790 per year. [+]

 

Radiology Requirements in Georgia

There are no state-mandated requirements to practice radiologic science in the state of Georgia. However, almost all respected employers of radiologic technologists will require their employees to be licensed by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Beginning in 2015, the ARRT will require all persons who wish to sit for their exam to have a minimum of an associates degree. Individuals who already have an associates degree or higher will not need to earn an Associates in radiologic technology in order to be eligible.

Well-Known Schools for Radiology in Georgia

Emory University: This renowned university offers a RT to BMSc degree program in Medical Imaging. Currently credentialed radiographers (RTs) with an associate’s degree have the opportunity to complete a baccalaureate degree in either CT, MRI, interventional radiography (IR), women’s health (mammography & bone densitometry), radiography education or radiology administration. With a bachelor’s degree from Emory University, graduates can advance rapidly within the profession and secure higher payer positions.

Please note: Advanced coursework in interventional radiology and women’s health (mammography and bone densitometry) will be discontinued in 2021. Students admitted to the program after 2018 will no longer be offered advanced coursework in these two areas.

Chattahoochee Technical College: Chattahoochee Technical College has been ranked as one of the best two-year colleges in Georgia by Campus Explorer. The North Metro Campus offers a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology. The curriculum centers around preparing graduates to sit for the ARRT exam.

Other Schools to Consider

Augusta University: The Medical College of Georgia and Georgia Health Sciences University have recently combined to form Augusta University.  The Radiation Therapy department offers Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences degree with a major in Radiation Therapy.  Nuclear Medicine Technology is also offered as a baccalaureate degree program for credentialed NMT’s.   Both programs prepare graduates for highly-skilled positions at higher salary levels.

College of Coastal Georgia: The College of Coastal Georgia combines a beautiful location by the ocean with a strong program in radiologic science. The school offers an Associate of Science degree in Radiologic Science for those seeking entry-level technologist positions in hospitals, clinics or private physician’s offices. Many four-year institutions offer elective credit for successful completion of the ARRT examination. This allows program graduates an increased opportunity to pursue a baccalaureate degree.

Students may also consider options in Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, Florida, or, further afield, in Texas.

Large Employers in Radiology

Large hospitals and medical centers usually have the highest number of total positions for radiologists, and also tend to offer the most competitive salaries and benefits. Four of the hospitals in Georgia have been nationally ranked by the US News & World Report.

Emory University Hospital
1364 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322-1102
(404) 712-2000

The Medical Center, Navicent Health
777 Hemlock Street
Macon, GA 31201-2155
(478) 633-1000

Shepherd Center
2020 Peachtree Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30309-1465
(404) 352-2020

Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods
1821 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329-5102
(404) 728-6200

Emory University Hospital Midtown
550 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 686-4411

Memorial Health
4700 Waters Avenue
Savannah, GA 31404-6283
(912) 350-8000

Piedmont Hospital
1968 Peachtree Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30309-1231
(404) 605-5000

Professional Organizations

The Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists (GSRT) is the state affiliate of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT). The GSRT is a very active society, as befits one of the top states in this career field. Their website provides information about job and career opportunities, relevant legislation, annual meeting, and more.

JRCERT Accredited Radiography Programs in Georgia

Albany State University – West Campus – Radiography

2400 Gillionville Road, Albany GA 31707
Tel: (229) 317-6724
Program Name: Radiologic Science
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 28 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 70%
Tuition Fees: $2,880 Resident, $11,160 Non-resident

Albany Technical College – Radiography

1704 South Slappey Boulevard, Albany GA 31701
Tel: (229) 430-6049
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 38 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 80%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 75%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $4,466 Resident, $8,932 Non-resident

Athens Technical College – Radiography

800 U.S. Highway 29 North, Athens GA 30601-1500
Tel: (706) 355-5052
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 40 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 88%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100%  Job Placement Rate: 97%
Tuition Fees: $3,400 Resident, $6,800 Non-resident

Atlanta Technical College – Radiography

1560 Metropolitan Parkway SW, Atlanta GA 30310
Tel: (404) 225-4432
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 16 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $8,075 Resident, $16,150 Non-resident

Augusta Technical College – Radiography

3200 Augusta Tech Drive, Augusta GA 30906
Tel: (706) 771-4160
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 30 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 86%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 96%  Job Placement Rate: 99%
Tuition Fees: $3,093 Resident, $6,186 Non-resident

Augusta University – Radiation Therapy

987 St. Sebastian Way, Augusta GA 30912
Tel: (706) 721-4179
Program Name: Radiation Therapy
Program Type: Bachelor of Science
Duration: 20 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 100%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 87.5%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $9,801 Resident, $31,377 Non-resident

Central Georgia Technical College – Macon Campus – Radiography

3300 Macon Tech Drive, Macon GA 31206
Tel: (478) 757-3552
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 42 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 90%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 87%  Job Placement Rate: 96.83%
Tuition Fees: $3,875 Resident, $7,750 Non-resident

Central Georgia Technical College – Warner Robins Campus – Radiography

80 Cohen Walker Drive, Warner Robins GA 31088
Tel: (478) 218-3216
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 32 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 87%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 88%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $5,766 Resident, $7,566 Non-resident

Chattahoochee Technical College, North Metro Campus – Radiography

5198 Ross Road, Acworth GA 30102
Tel: (770) 975-4055
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 40 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 90%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100%  Job Placement Rate: 90.58%
Tuition Fees: $3,825 Resident, $7,650 Non-resident

Coastal Pines Technical College – Radiography

1701 Carswell Avenue, Waycross GA 31503
Tel: (912) 262-4319
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 43 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 91.7%
Tuition Fees: $3,150 Resident, $6,300 Non-resident

College of Coastal Georgia – Radiography

One College Drive, Brunswick GA 31520-3644
Tel: (912) 279-5864
Program Name: Radiologic Science
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 30 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 92.8%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 96.3%  Job Placement Rate: 92.6%
Tuition Fees: $5,016 Resident, $12,088 Non-resident

Columbus Technical College – Radiography

928 Manchester Expressway, Columbus GA 31904-6572
Tel: (706) 225-0505
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 35 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 87%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 87%  Job Placement Rate: 98%
Tuition Fees: $3,000 Resident, $3,456 Non-resident

Dalton State College – Radiography

650 College Drive, Dalton GA 30720
Tel: (706) 272-2605
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 40 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 88.24%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 98.67%  Job Placement Rate: 92.4%
Tuition Fees: $1,692 Resident, $4,914 Non-resident

DeKalb Medical – Radiography

2701 North Decatur Road, Decatur GA 30033
Tel: (404) 501-5306
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 42 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 83.3%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 96%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $3,600 Resident, $3,600 Non-resident

Emory University School of Medicine – Radiography

531 Asbury Circle, Room N112, Atlanta GA 30322
Tel: (404) 712-1229
Program Name: Medical Imaging
Program Type: Bachelor of Medical Science
Duration: 60 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 71%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 96%  Job Placement Rate: 94%
Tuition Fees: $16,500 Resident, $16,500 Non-resident

Georgia Northwestern Technical College – Radiography

One Maurice Culberson Drive, Rome GA 30161
Tel: (706) 295-6909
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 81 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 81%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 92%  Job Placement Rate: 92%
Tuition Fees: $3,560 Resident, $7,120 Non-resident

Georgia Southern University – Armstrong Campus – Radiography

11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah GA 31419
Tel: (912) 344-2986
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Bachelor of Science
Duration: 50 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 100%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 78.9%  Job Placement Rate: 86.8%
Tuition Fees: $7,281 Resident, $21,217 Non-resident

Georgia Southern University – Armstrong Campus – Radiation Therapy

11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah GA 31419-1997
Tel: (912) 344-2834
Program Name: Radiation Therapy
Program Type: Bachelor of Science
Duration: 17 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 100%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 80%  Job Placement Rate: 80.5%
Tuition Fees: $9,686 Resident, $29,057 Non-resident

Grady Memorial Hospital/Grady Health System – Radiography

80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE, Atlanta GA 30303
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 70 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 100%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 98%  Job Placement Rate: 94%
Tuition Fees: $4,710 Resident, $4,710 Non-resident

Grady Memorial Hospital/Grady Health System – Radiation Therapy

80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE, Atlanta GA 30303
Tel: (404) 616-5024
Program Name: Radiation Therapy
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 13 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 100%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 89%  Job Placement Rate: 76%
Tuition Fees: $8,700 Resident, $8,700 Non-resident

Gwinnett Technical College – Radiography

5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville GA 30043
Tel: (678) 226-6696
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 68 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 85%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 98.6%  Job Placement Rate: 99%
Tuition Fees: $3,991 Resident, $7,136 Non-resident

Lanier Technical College – Radiography

2990 Landrum Education Drive, Oakwood GA 30566
Tel: (770) 535-5928
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 40 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 82%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 85.6%  Job Placement Rate: 94.2%
Tuition Fees: $3,060 Resident, $6,120 Non-resident

Oconee Fall Line Technical College – Radiography

560 Pinehill Road, Dublin GA 31021
Tel: (478) 274-7882
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 30 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 86%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 92%  Job Placement Rate: 97%
Tuition Fees: $7,100 Resident, $7,100 Non-resident

Ogeechee Technical College – Radiography

One Joseph E. Kennedy Boulevard, Statesboro GA 30458
Tel: (912) 871-1647
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 27 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 92%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $3,562 Resident, $7,000 Non-resident

Southeastern Technical College (Vidalia Campus) – Radiography

3001 East First Street, Vidalia GA 30474
Tel: (912) 538-3152
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 92%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 81%  Job Placement Rate: 90%
Tuition Fees: $3,204 Resident, $4,080 Non-resident

Southern Regional Technical College – Moultrie – Radiography

800 Veterans Parkway North, Moultrie GA 31788
Tel: (229) 217-4178
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 20 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 73%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 83%  Job Placement Rate: 96%
Tuition Fees: $9,459 Resident, $37,836 Non-resident

Southern Regional Technical College – Thomasville – Radiography

15689 U.S. Highway 19 North, Thomasville GA 31757
Tel: (229) 225-3957
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 34 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 50%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 97%  Job Placement Rate: 95.7%
Tuition Fees: $3,560 Resident, $14,240 Non-resident

University Hospital – Radiography

1350 Walton Way, Augusta GA 30901-3599
Tel: (706) 774-3174
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 17 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 67%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 88%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $2,400 Resident, $2,400 Non-resident

West Georgia Technical College – Douglas Campus – Radiography

4600 Timber Ridge Drive, Douglasville GA 30135
Tel: (770) 947-7222
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 40 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 82%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 93%  Job Placement Rate: 88%
Tuition Fees: $3,100 Resident, $6,200 Non-resident

West Georgia Technical College – LaGrange Campus – Radiography

1 College Circle, LaGrange GA 30240
Tel: (706) 756-4552
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 41 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 88%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 95.12%  Job Placement Rate: 93.75%
Tuition Fees: $4,887

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College – Valdosta Campus – Radiography

4089 Val Tech Road, Valdosta GA 31602
Tel: (229) 333-2100
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 19 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 79%
Tuition Fees: $2,676 Resident, $5,352 Non-resident