Discover a World of Possibilities in Radiology in Kansas

Radiologic science is a growing field in Kansas, with great ratio of average salaries to cost of living.

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Kansas is also a good location in which to train for a career in this field, with a variety of schools that offer both two-year and four-year degrees in radiologic technology and medical imaging science.

Many programs offer students the flexibility to earn an associate of science degree and begin their career before continuing their studies in order to secure advancement and higher salaries.

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Salaries for Radiologists

Kansas provides detailed salary data for Radiologic Technologists and Technicians. The average annual wage for these professionals in Kansas is $64,210, lower than the national average of $73,410. The salary percentiles in Kansas range from $49,510 at the 10th percentile to $86,900 at the 90th percentile. Below are two HTML tables comparing national and Kansas salaries, as well as detailing salaries by region within Kansas.

National vs. Kansas Salaries

Percentile National Salary Kansas Salary
10th Percentile $50,020 $49,510
25th Percentile $60,690 $56,450
Median (50%) $73,410 $64,210
75th Percentile $84,670 $77,800
90th Percentile $102,380 $86,900

Salaries by Region in Kansas

Region 10th Percentile 25th Percentile Median 75th Percentile 90th Percentile
Kansas City, MO-KS $52,080 $61,640 $67,740 $80,420 $86,900
Kansas nonmetropolitan area $50,530 $52,630 $63,220 $75,340 $81,350
Lawrence, KS $51,010 $52,900 $63,610 $80,280 $80,280
Manhattan, KS $49,280 $58,880 $63,780 $76,600 $94,430
Topeka, KS $52,000 $61,950 $77,800 $85,580 $88,750
Wichita, KS $45,830 $50,390 $60,650 $74,380 $81,360

Radiologic technologist Trends in Kansas

Kansas employment trends for Radiologic Technologists and Technicians indicates that in 2020, there were 2,120 individuals employed in this occupation in Kansas. By 2030, this number is projected to increase to 2,250, reflecting a 6% growth. Additionally, there are projected to be 170 annual job openings in Kansas from 2020 to 2030. Nationally, employment is projected to grow by 6% from 2022 to 2032, with 13,100 annual job openings.

Employment Trends

Location Year Employment Projected Employment Projected Growth Annual Job Openings
Kansas 2020 2,120 2,250 6% 170
United States 2022 222,800 235,000 6% 13,100

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What do you need to become a qualified professional in KS

The state of Kansas requires radiologic technology professionals to be licensed through its state exam or the appropriate national exam. Kansas will also accept licenses from other states in the US as long as the criteria for licensure are the same.

The national exam for radiologic technologists and radiation therapists is administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

The national exam for technicians in nuclear medicine is administered by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB). Individuals may apply to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Radiation Control Program for a limited X-ray license if they have completed an approved training course.

Radiologic Technology Schools in Kansas

Fort Hays State University: Fort Hays State University is one of the fastest growing public universities in the state of Kansas, and it offers a range of academic programs in medical diagnostic imaging. The department of allied health has a Associate of Science degree in Radiologic Technology, which is the entry-level degree for certified radiologic technologists. The school also offers two Bachelor of Science in Medical Diagnostic Imaging; one with a general emphasis, and one that specializes in Ultrasound. The general program is available online as well as on campus. Finally, Fort Hays has several online certificate programs in areas like mammography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to help practicing radiologic technologists achieve the skills to qualify for higher-paying positions.

Washburn University: Washburn University in Topeka is an excellent public university that offers an Associate of Science degree in Radiologic Technology. Graduates of this program are eligible to continue their studies for another two years in order to earn a Bachelor of Health Science degree.

Other Schools to Consider

Hutchinson Community College: Hutchinson Community College offers a two-year Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology that is great for students looking for a more affordable alternative to a four-year university. In addition, the college has a ‘2 for 2’ arrangement with Friends University, which allows students to spend two years at Friends completing a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology after earning their initial degree at Hutchinson.

Friends University: Friends University in Wichita is another more affordable option for radiologic technology students because of its formal arrangement with Hutchinson Community College. This arrangement allows students to complete two years of their education at the less expensive community college before transferring to this four year college to earn their Bachelor’s degree.

Thanks to the State’s central location, Kansas resident’s have a range of options in neighboring states. You should be aware that public universities and community colleges will charge higher tuition fees for non-residents. With that in mind, there are RT programs available in Omaha and Lincolm, NE, in Colorado Springs and Denver, CO, in Kansas City, Columbia and St Louis, MO, in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, OK and in Little Rock, AR.

Who might give you a job

Hospitals are the largest employers of radiologic technology professionals in Kansas. The state has one hospital that has been nationally ranked by the US News & World Report, and several other notable facilities.

University of Kansas Hospital
4000 Cambridge St
Kansas City, KS 66160-7200
(913) 588-1227

Hays Medical Center
2220 Canterbury Drive
Hays, KS 67601-2342
(785) 623-5000

Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute
3651 College Boulevard
Leawood, KS 66211
(913) 338-4100

Manhattan Surgical Hospital LLC
1829 College Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 776-5100

Salina Surgical Hospital
401 South Santa Fe Avenue
Salina, KS 67401
(785) 493-0685

Professional Organizations

The main professional organization for radiologic technologists in Kansas is the Kansas Society of Radiologic Technologists (KSRT). The KSRT provides job postings, information about education in the state, and a scholarship for aspiring students.


JRCERT Accredited Radiography Programs in Kansas

Fort Hays State University – Radiography

600 Park Street, Hays KS 67601-4099
Tel: (785) 628-5678
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 99 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 97%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 97%  Job Placement Rate: 99%
Tuition Fees: $11,600 Resident, $34,160 Non-resident

Hutchinson Community College – Radiography

Davis Hall, 815 North Walnut, Hutchinson KS 67501
Tel: (620) 665-4954
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 58 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 68.4%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100%  Job Placement Rate: 93.3%
Tuition Fees: $3,040

Labette Community College – Radiography

200 South 14th Street, Parsons KS 67357
Tel: (620) 820-1159
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 58 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 77%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 95%  Job Placement Rate: 94%
Tuition Fees: $3,167 Resident, $3,942 Non-resident

Newman University – Radiography

3100 McCormick Street, Wichita KS 67213-2097
Tel: (316) 942-4291
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 60 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 77%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 82%  Job Placement Rate: 96%
Tuition Fees: $24,920

Washburn University – Radiography

1700 SW College Avenue, Topeka KS 66621
Tel: (785) 670-2173
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 55 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 95.8%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 96%  Job Placement Rate: 97.7%
Tuition Fees: $5,537 Resident, $12,391 Non-resident