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 – Radiography

        1701 N. Senate Blvd. – Wile Hall 643, Indianapolis IN 46202
        Tel: (317) 962-3284
        Program Name: Radiography
        Program Type: Associate of Science
        Duration: 40 months
        Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 93%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 97%  Job Placement Rate: 95%
        Tuition Fees: $8,682 Resident, $23,948 Non-resident

        Columbus Regional Hospital – Radiography

        2400 East 17th Street, Columbus IN 47201
        Tel: (812) 376-5354
        Program Name: Radiologic Technology
        Program Type: Certificate
        Duration: 12 months
        Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 100%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 95%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
        Tuition Fees: $2,500 Resident, $2,500 Non-resident

        Good Samaritan Hospital – Radiography

        520 South 7th Street, Vincennes IN 47591
        Tel: (812) 885-8011
        Program Name: Radiology
        Program Type: Certificate
        Duration: 22 months
        Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 100%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 88.1%  Job Placement Rate: 94.12%
        Tuition Fees: $3,000 Resident, $3,000 Non-resident

        Hancock Regional Hospital – Radiography

        801 North State Street, Greenfield IN 46140
        Tel: (317) 468-4468
        Program Name: Radiologic Technology
        Program Type: Certificate
        Duration: 25 months
        Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 70%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
        Tuition Fees: $4,000 Resident, $4,000 Non-resident

        Indiana University Fort Wayne – Radiography

        2101 East Coliseum Boulevard, Fort Wayne IN 46805
        Tel: (260) 481-6146
        Program Name: Radiologic Technologist
        Program Type: Bachelor of Science
        Duration: 64 months
        Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 90%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
        Tuition Fees: $8,371 Resident, $28,727 Non-resident

        Indiana University Kokomo – Radiography

        2300 South Washington Street, Kokomo IN 46904-9003
        Tel: (765) 455-9329
        Program Name: Radiography
        Program Type: Associate of Science
        Duration: 24 months
        Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 92%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 96.3%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
        Tuition Fees: $6,916 Resident, $10,800 Non-resident

        Indiana University Northwest – Radiography

        3400 Broadway, Gary IN 46408-1197
        Tel: (219) 980-6540
        Program Name: Radiography
        Program Type: Associate of Science
        Duration: 89 months
        Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 82.35%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 98.06%  Job Placement Rate: 94.78%
        Tuition Fees: $7,655 Resident, $21,403 Non-resident

        Indiana University Northwest – Radiation Therapy

        3400 Broadway, Gary IN 46408-1197
        Tel: (219) 981-4204
        Program Name: Radiation Therapy
        Program Type: Bachelor of Science
        Duration: 11 months
        Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 81%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 89%  Job Placement Rate: 93%
        Tuition Fees: $6,750 Resident, $18,865 Non-resident

        Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology – Medical Dosimetry

        535 Barnhill Drive, RT#041, Indianapolis IN 46202-5289
        Tel: (317) 944-1316
        Program Name: Medical Dosimetry
        Program Type: Certificate
        Duration: 16 months
        Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 80%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
        Tuition Fees: $11,500 Resident, $11,500 Non-resident

        Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology – Radiation Therapy

        535 Barnhill Drive – Indiana Cancer Pavilion RT041, Indianapolis IN 46202
        Tel: (317) 944-1343
        Program Name: Radiation Therapy
        Program Type: Bachelor of Science
        Duration: 36 months
        Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 92%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 87%  Job Placement Rate: 95%
        Tuition Fees: $9,816 Resident, $24,429 Non-resident

        Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology – Radiography

        541 Clinical Drive, CL 120, Indianapolis IN 46202-5111
        Tel: (317) 274-5254
        Program Name: Radiography
        Program Type: Associate of Science
        Duration: 80 months
        Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 94.7%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 94%  Job Placement Rate: 94.7%
        Tuition Fees: $8,008 Resident, $29,517 Non-resident

        Indiana University South Bend – Radiography

        1700 Mishawaka Avenue, South Bend IN 46634-7111
        Tel: (574) 520-4372
        Program Name: Radiography
        Program Type: Associate of Science
        Duration: 40 months
        Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 87%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100%  Job Placement Rate: 96%
        Tuition Fees: $6,300 Resident, $17,200 Non-resident

        Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington – Radiation Therapy

        200 Daniels Way, Bloomington IN 47404
        Tel: (812) 330-6288
        Program Name: Radiation Therapy
        Program Type: Associate of Science
        Duration: 20 months
        Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 100%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 94%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
        Tuition Fees: $4,100 Resident, $8,764 Non-resident

        Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana – Radiography

        9301 East 59th Street, Indianapolis IN 46216
        Tel: (317) 921-4438
        Program Name: Medical Imaging
        Program Type: Associate of Science
        Duration: 53 months
        Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 93%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100%  Job Placement Rate: 92%
        Tuition Fees: $3,561 Resident, $7,421 Non-resident

        Ivy Tech Community College-Marion – Radiography

        261 S. Commerce Drive, Marion IN 46953
        Tel: (765) 651-3100
        Program Name: Medical Imaging
        Program Type: Associate of Science
        Duration: 35 months
        Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 85%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100%  Job Placement Rate: 93%
        Tuition Fees: $3,020 Resident, $6,510 Non-resident

        Ivy Tech Community College-Wabash Valley Region – Radiography

        8000 S. Education Drive, Terre Haute IN 47802
        Tel: (812) 298-2242
        Program Name: Medical Imaging
        Program Type: Associate of Science
        Duration: 60 months
        Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 56%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 90%  Job Placement Rate: 93%
        Tuition Fees: $3,410 Resident, $18,280 Non-resident

        King’s Daughters’ Health – Radiography

        1373 East State Road 62, Madison IN 47250
        Program Name: Radiologic Technology
        Program Type: Certificate
        Duration: 12 months
        Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 83.3%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 96.43%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
        Tuition Fees: $4,000

        Radiological Technologies University VT – Medical Dosimetry

        100 E. Wayne St., South Bend IN 46601
        Tel: (502) 321-5751
        Program Name: Medical Dosimetry
        Program Type: Master of Science
        Duration: 80 months
        Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 91%
        Tuition Fees: $17,500 Resident, $17,500 Non-resident

        Reid Hospital & Health Care Services – Radiography

        1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond IN 47374
        Tel: (765) 983-3167
        Program Name: Radiologic Technology
        Program Type: Certificate
        Duration: 20 months
        Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 50%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
        Tuition Fees: $3,600 Resident, $3,600 Non-resident

        St. Vincent Indianapolis/St. Vincent Anderson/St. Vincent Kokomo Consortium – Radiography

        2001 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis IN 46260
        Tel: (317) 338-3879
        Program Name: Radiography
        Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
        Duration: 36 months
        Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 71.4%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 98%  Job Placement Rate: 97.8%
        Tuition Fees: $3,000 Resident, $3,000 Non-resident

        University of Saint Francis – Radiography

        2701 Spring Street, Fort Wayne IN 46808
        Tel: (260) 399-7700
        Program Name: Radiologic Technology
        Program Type: Associate of Science
        Duration: 48 months
        Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 61%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100%  Job Placement Rate: 99%
        Tuition Fees: $25,180

        University of Southern Indiana – Radiography

        8600 University Boulevard, Evansville IN 47712
        Tel: (812) 465-1183
        Program Name: Radiologic Technology
        Program Type: Bachelor of Rad. & Imaging Sciences
        Duration: 60 months
        Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 92.86%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 95.12%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
        Tuition Fees: $6,358 Resident, $15,213 Non-resident