Get Started in Medical Imaging in Indiana

As our nation’s population grows older, qualified professionals in many areas of the health industry are becoming more sought-after.

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As demand rises for radiological technologists and similar professionals, now is a better time than ever to start pursuing a career in radiology. In fact, the growing national trend is predicted to continue, leading to a 13% increase in radiologic technology jobs in only 10 years.

The state of Indiana, like many other states, is expected to experience a shortage of workers in this profession, leading to more job opportunities for those who are qualified.

Salaries for Radiologists

In the state of Indiana, the average annual salary for a radiologic technologist is currently about $54,980, with an average hourly wage of $26.43. This puts Indiana just under the current national average salary for radiologic technologists, which is about $60,320.

While this is much lower than annual rates next door in Illinois, Indiana has a lower cost of living, especially in the suburbs and rural areas of the state.

Out in the field, salaries may vary quite a bit, and are influenced by factors such as employer, level of expertise and job title. More information on Radiologic Technologist salaries in Indiana.

State Licensing Requirements

In the state of Indiana, radiological technologists must be licensed in order to perform radiology work. Indiana is currently one of 37 US states to use the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exams for licensing.

Well-Known Schools

Radiological technologist students have many educational options to choose from in the state of Indiana. There are currently 17 radiography programs in the state that are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Radiology programs may offer a Certificate, an Associate’s, or a Bachelor’s in Radiology Technology.

Some large area hospitals also offer accredited programs in the study of radiology. The majority offer only certificates through their programs, and many have a partnership with local college programs to offer dual credit and clinical experience opportunities:

      • Columbus Regional Hospital School of Radiologic Technology, Columbus
      • Good Samaritan Hospital School of Radiology, Vincennes
      • Hancock Health School of Radiologic Technology, Greenfield
      • King’s Daughters’ Health School of Radiologic Technology, Madison
      • St. Vincent College of Health Professionals, Indianapolis, Kokomo, Anderson

        Other Schools to Consider

        Vincennes University, Vincennes: This 4-year college offers a Certificate, Associate’s and a Bachelor’s degree through its Radiography program. This program is currently in partnership with the Good Samaritan Hospital certification program.

        Outside of the State of Indiana there are various options to consider in Cincinnati, Fort Wayne and Columbus, Ohio, Lexington, KY, and in Chicago to the north.

        Large Employers in Radiology

        There are over 100 hospitals in Indiana, and all require professional radiologic technologists. In addition, Indiana is home to smaller medical facilities, such as family doctors’ offices and local clinics. Some of the state’s most popular and recognized hospitals are listed below:

        Indiana University Health
        Indianapolis, Lafayette, Muncie, Bedford
        550 University Boulevard
        Indianapolis, IN 46202-5149
        (317) 962-2000

        St. Vincent Hospital and Health Center
        Indianapolis, Anderson, Bedford, Brazil, Carmel, Elwood, Fishers, Frankfort, Kokomo, North Vernon, Salem Williamsport, Winchester
        2001 West 86th Street
        Indianapolis, IN 46260-1991
        (317) 338-2345

        Franciscan St. Francis Health
        Carmel, Indianapolis, Mooresville
        8111 South Emerson Avenue
        Indianapolis, IN 46217
        (317) 865-5000

        Parkview Hospital
        Fort Wayne, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Whitley,
        2200 Randallia Drive
        Fort Wayne, IN 46805-4699
        (260) 373-4000

        Baptist Health Floyd
        New Albany
        1850 State Street
        New Albany, IN 47150-4997
        (812) 949-5500

        Community Howard Regional Health
        Kokomo, Frankfort
        3500 South Lafountain Street
        Kokomo, IN 46904-9011
        (765) 453-0702

        Dupont Hospital
        Fort Wayne
        2520 East Dupont Road
        Fort Wayne, IN 46825
        (260) 416-3000

        Professional Organizations

        For networking, job listings and other career opportunities, radiologic technologists in Indiana should consider joining the Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists (ISRT). For additional resources, professional and aspiring radiologic technologists should check out the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).


        Popular Programs

        JRCERT Accredited Radiography Programs in Indiana

        Ball State University
        1701 N. Senate Blvd. Wile Hall 643, Indianapolis IN 46202
        Tel: (317) 962-3284
        Program Name: Radiography
        Program Type: Associate of Science
        Duration: 14 months
        Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 87% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 95%
        Tuition Fees: $8,682 Resident, $23,948 Non-resident
        Description: This program is offered in cooperation with IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. The program is split into two phases and usually takes 2 to 3 years to complete. The first phase is preclinical and takes place on campus. The second phase is clinical and offered at the Hospital in Indianapolis, with rotations to other clinical sites.
        https://www.bsu.edu/academics/collegesanddepartments/nutrition-health-science/academic-programs/radiography

        Columbus Regional Hospital
        2400 East 17th Street, Columbus IN 47201
        Tel: (812) 376-5354
        Program Name: Radiologic Technology
        Program Type: Certificate
        Duration: 24 months
        Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 100% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 100%
        Tuition Fees: $2,500 Resident and Non-resident
        Description: Students attend on a full-time basis for 24 months and receive classroom and clinical instruction.? Upon completion of the program, students are awarded a certificate as well as an Associate of Science in Imaging Science degree from Ivy Tech Community College.
        http://www.crh.org/radiographyprogram

        Good Samaritan Hospital
        520 South 7th Street, Vincennes IN 47591
        Tel: (812) 885-8011
        Program Name: Radiography
        Program Type: Certificate
        Duration: 24 months
        Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 70% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 88% Job Placement Rate: 96.97%
        Tuition Fees: $2,500 Resident and Non-resident
        Description: The School was founded 1956, and offers a 24-month program. Since 2001, the Program has partnered with Vincennes University to offer students the option of earning college credit for their course work and obtain an Associate Degree in Science. Students must be enrolled through Vincennes University to take advantage of this option.
        https://www.gshvin.org/join-our-team/student-opportunities/school-of-radiology/

        Hancock Regional Hospital
        801 North State Street, Greenfield IN 46140
        Tel: (317) 468-4468
        Program Name: Radiologic Technology
        Program Type: Certificate
        Duration: 23 months
        Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 100% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 94.5%
        Tuition Fees: $4,000 Resident and Non-resident
        Description: Hancock Regional Hospital is located about 20 miles east of Indianapolis in the city of Greenfield, Indiana. This is a 23 month, year-round program, beginning on the first Monday after July 4th of each year.
        http://www.hancockregionalhospital.org/careers/school-of-radiologic-technology-program-overview

        Indiana University Kokomo
        2300 South Washington Street, Kokomo IN 46904-9003
        Tel: (765) 455-9329
        Program Name: Radiography
        Program Type: Associate of Science
        Duration: 22 months
        Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 88.3% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 98% Job Placement Rate: 100%
        Tuition Fees: $6,916 Resident, $10,800 Non-resident
        Description: Students are chosen on the basis of academic ability and interest. Applicants to should hold an interest and ability in the life, physical and behavioral sciences and have a desire to contribute to health care. Students applying for the program must document a minimum of 16 hours of observations in medical imaging services. Eight of the 16 hours must be completed in a hospital setting.
        http://iuk.edu/allied-health-sciences/degrees/majors/radiography/index.php

        Indiana University Northwest College of Health and Human Services
        3400 Broadway, Gary IN 46408-1197
        Tel: (219) 980-6540
        Program Name: Radiography
        Program Type: Associate of Science
        Duration: 24 months
        Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 75% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 97% Job Placement Rate: 89%
        Tuition Fees: $7,655 Resident, $21,403 Non-resident
        Description: Radiology is a science involving the medical application of X-rays, radium, and radioactive isotopes in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. This is a 24 month full-time program beginning May, and involves classroom and laboratory experiences on campus and clinical experiences at local hospitals.
        http://www.iun.edu/radiologic-sciences/degrees/as-radiography.htm

        Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology
        541 Clinical Drive, CL 120, Indianapolis IN 46202-5111
        Tel: (317) 274-5254
        Program Name: Radiologic Sciences
        Program Type: Associate of Science
        Duration: 22 months
        Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 91.9% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 95% Job Placement Rate: 91.9%
        Tuition Fees: $8,008 Resident, $29,517 Non-resident
        Description: The 22-month curriculum combines professional courses, general-education courses, and clinical experience. Professional classes and clinical experience are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday – Friday. While in the program, students are also required to participate in clinical experience on two Saturdays and in four weeks of evening rotations. Indiana University holidays are observed.
        http://radiology.medicine.iu.edu/education/radiologic-sciences/

        Indiana University South Bend
        1700 Mishawaka Avenue, South Bend IN 46634-7111
        Tel: (574) 520-4258
        Program Name: Radiography
        Program Type: Associate of Science
        Duration: 22 months
        Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 80% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 91%
        Tuition Fees: $6,300 Resident, $17,200 Non-resident
        https://www.iusb.edu/radiography/index.php

        Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
        2101 East Coliseum Boulevard, Fort Wayne IN 46805
        Tel: (260) 481-6146
        Program Name: Radiography
        Program Type: Bachelor of Science
        Duration: 33 months
        Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 100% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 94.44%
        Tuition Fees: $7,272 Resident, $8,966 Non-resident
        Description: Admission to the professional portion of the program is competitive and is based on a composite score derived from the prerequisite GPA, submitted recommendation forms, radiography preadmission testing, and a personal interview.
        http://www.ipfw.edu/radiography

        Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana
        9301 East 59th Street, Indianapolis IN 46216
        Tel: (317) 921-4438
        Program Name: Imaging Sciences
        Program Type: Associate of Science
        Duration: 21 months
        Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 100% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 98% Job Placement Rate: 81%
        Tuition Fees: $3,561 Resident, $7,421 Non-resident
        Description: The Imaging Sciences Program offers degrees for radiology and ultrasound. The Imaging Sciences program is a selective admission program. In Terre Haute you can choose an emphasis in Diagnostic Medical Sonography/General or Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Vascular. In all locations you can choose an emphasis in Radiologic Technology.
        http://www.ivytech.edu//imaging-sciences/index.html

        Ivy Tech Community College-Marion
        261 S. Commerce Drive, Marion IN 46953
        Tel: (765) 651-3100
        Program Name: Imaging Sciences
        Program Type: Associate of Science
        Duration: 21 months
        Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 93.75% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 81.36%
        Tuition Fees: $3,020 Resident, $6,510 Non-resident
        Description: The Imaging Sciences Program offers degrees for radiology and ultrasound. The Imaging Sciences program is a selective admission program. In Terre Haute you can choose an emphasis in Diagnostic Medical Sonography/General or Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Vascular. In all locations you can choose an emphasis in Radiologic Technology.
        http://ivytech.edu/imaging-sciences/index.html

        Ivy Tech Community College-Wabash Valley Region
        8000 S. Education Drive, Terre Haute IN 47802
        Tel: (812) 298-2242
        Program Name: Imaging Sciences
        Program Type: Associate of Science
        Duration: 20 months
        Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 85% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 92% Job Placement Rate: 86%
        Tuition Fees: $3,410 Resident, $18,280 Non-resident
        Description: The Imaging Sciences Program offers degrees for radiology and ultrasound. The Imaging Sciences program is a selective admission program. In Terre Haute you can choose an emphasis in Diagnostic Medical Sonography/General or Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Vascular. In all locations you can choose an emphasis in Radiologic Technology.
        http://www.ivytech.edu/imaging-sciences/index.html

        King’s Daughters’ Health
        1373 East State Road 62, Madison IN 47250
        Tel:
        Program Name: Radiologic Technology
        Program Type: Certificate
        Duration: 24 months
        Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 100% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 100%
        Tuition Fees: $4,000
        http://www.kdhmadison.org/services_radiology_program.aspx

        Reid Hospital & Health Care Services
        1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond IN 47374
        Tel: (765) 983-3167
        Program Name: Radiologic Technology
        Program Type: Certificate
        Duration: 24 months
        Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 85.7% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 96.9% Job Placement Rate: 100%
        Tuition Fees: $3,600 Resident and Non-resident
        Description: The program educates students in a hospital environment, where they learn all examinations performed on the skeletal anatomy and have the opportunity to learn marketable skills such as, venipuncture, EKG, basic lab procedures, vital signs, and patient assessment.
        http://www.reidhospital.org/index.cfm?pageID=356

        St. Vincent Kokomo/St. Vincent Health
        2001 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis IN 46260
        Tel: (317) 338-3879
        Program Name: Radiologic Technology
        Program Type: Certificate
        Duration: 22 months
        Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 80% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 98.2% Job Placement Rate: 98.1%
        Tuition Fees: $3,000 Resident and Non-resident
        http://www.stvincent.org/education/radiography/

        University of Saint Francis
        2701 Spring Street, Fort Wayne IN 46808
        Tel: (260) 399-7700
        Program Name: Radiologic Technology
        Program Type: Associate of Science
        Duration: 22 months
        Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 73% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 98.4%
        Tuition Fees: $25,180 Resident, $ Non-resident
        Description: This is a 2-year Associate’s Degree program consisting of 4 semesters and two 8-week summer sessions.
        https://radtech.sf.edu/program/

        University of Southern Indiana
        8600 University Boulevard, Evansville IN 47712
        Tel: (812) 464-1894
        Program Name: Radiologic Technology
        Program Type: Bachelor of Radiologic & Imaging Sciences
        Duration: 28 months
        Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 100% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 94.51% Job Placement Rate: 100%
        Tuition Fees: $6,358 Resident, $15,213 Non-resident
        http://www.usi.edu/health/radiologic-and-imaging-sciences/radiologic-technology-standard-bachelors-degree-program

        Indiana University Northwest College of Health and Human Services
        3400 Broadway, Gary IN 46408-1197
        Tel: (219) 981-4204
        Program Name: Radiological Sciences – Radiation Therapy Concentration
        Program Type: Bachelor of Science
        Duration: 22 months
        Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 91.6% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 93.3% Job Placement Rate: 93%
        Tuition Fees: $6,750 Resident, $18,865 Non-resident
        Description: The Program aims to prepare graduates to meet the scope of practice standards for radiation therapy, and is a 4-year baccalaureate degree program consisting of 52 credit hours of prerequisite and general education requirements and a professional core in the junior and senior years of 68 credit hours.
        http://www.iun.edu/radiologic-sciences/degrees/bs-radiation-therapy.htm

        Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology
        Indiana Cancer Pavilion RT041, Indianapolis IN 46202
        Tel: (317) 944-1343
        Program Name: Radiation Therapy
        Program Type: Bachelor of Science
        Duration: 22 months
        Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 92% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 89% Job Placement Rate: 90%
        Tuition Fees: $9,816 Resident, $24,429 Non-resident
        Description: The Program is sponsored by the School of Medicine on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus and aims to provide academic and clinical education to prepare qualified radiation therapists. The program’s major purpose is to provide a quality baccalaureate degree program in radiation therapy dedicated to the health and welfare of the patient through the treatment of disease.
        http://radonc.medicine.iu.edu/medical-education/radiation-therapy/

        Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington
        200 Daniels Way, Bloomington IN 47404
        Tel: (812) 330-6288
        Program Name: Radiation Therapy
        Program Type: Associate of Science
        Duration: 22 months
        Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 100% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 97% Job Placement Rate: 93%
        Tuition Fees: $4,100 Resident, $8,764 Non-resident
        Description: This program includes patient care, pathology and treatment principles, radiation physics, radiation biology and safety, and ethics. Clinical practice and supplemental instruction are provided at affiliated clinical sites. The Radiation Therapy program is a selective admission program. The 5 year average exam pass rate is 94%.
        http://www.ivytech.edu./radiation-therapy/index.html

        Indiana University School of Medicine
        535 Barnhill Drive, RT#041, Indianapolis IN 46202-5289
        Tel: (317) 944-1316
        Program Name: Medical Dosimetry
        Program Type: Certificate
        Duration: 12 months
        Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 100%
        Tuition Fees: $10,000 Resident and Non-resident
        Description: This is a 12-month graduate certificate program in Medical Dosimetry. The curriculum includes 23-24 graduate credit hours of which 14 credit hours are clinical practicum. The 2 year average pass rate on the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board examination is 100%.
        http://radonc.medicine.iu.edu/medical-education/medical-dosimetry-graduate-certificate/

        Radiological Technologies University VT
        100 E. Wayne St., South Bend IN 46601
        Tel: (502) 321-5751
        Program Name: Medical Dosimetry
        Program Type: Master of Science, Bachelor of Science
        Duration: Master of Science: 24 months, Bachelor of Science: 16 months
        Tuition Fees: $17,500 Resident and Non-resident
        http://www.rtuvt.com