Where to Study Medical Imaging in Maryland

The field of radiologic science is expected to grow rapidly in the next decade, and current trends predict a 13 percent increase in radiologic science jobs in the US by 2026.

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Maryland is a great state in which to pursue this promising career, offering a variety of education options and many large employers in the field of radiology. It’s a relatively expensive state in which to live, and a job in radiologic science promises a good salary and benefits for professionals who want to reside in the Chesapeake Bay State.

Salaries for Radiologic Technologists

The average annual salary for radiologic science professionals in Maryland is well above the national average, at $66,520 compared to $60,320.

This salary for the industry is also above the average annual Maryland salary of $57,270. In this comparatively affluent and expensive state, a career in radiologic technology can still afford a solid career, but it may be more worthwhile for Maryland professionals to earn a BS rather than an AS so that they are qualified for better paying positions. More information on Radiologic Technologist salaries in Maryland.

State Requirements

All practicing radiologic science professionals in Maryland must be licensed through the state Department of Health or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Nuclear medicine practitioners must be licensed through the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB). All professionals in this field with the exception of radiologist assistants must practice under the supervision of a physician. Maryland does not recognize limited licenses, and requires all X-ray technicians to be licensed by the ARRT.

Well-Known Colleges

Notre Dame of Maryland University: Notre Dame of Maryland is a private Catholic institution that offers both a baccalaureate degree in Radiological Sciences and a pathway to clinical certification through its program partnership with The Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Medical Imaging (JHSMI) for those seeking to become licensed medical imaging technicians. The program provides students with experience in various forms of medical imaging, qualifying them to work in more advanced radiologic science positions at hospitals and diagnostic laboratories.

14 and 18 month clinical certification programs are offered in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, and Echocardiography.

Chesapeake College: Chesapeake College was the first community college on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. This school offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in radiologic sciences. The program takes a minimum of six semesters or 24 months to complete, and graduates are eligible to sit for the ARRT licensing exam. Although Chesapeake College is an open-access institution, the radiologic science program is competitive due to a set number of clinic rotation spots.

Other Schools to Consider

Montgomery College: Montgomery College is a Maryland community college with campuses in Rockville, as well as Germantown and Takoma Park. This school also offers as AAS degree in radiologic technology. Students in the department are first considered to be pre-radiologic technology until they complete their preliminary subject matter and receive official acceptance into the associate program. The Radiologic Technology program accepts students once a year with a summer start date.

Anne Arundel Community College: Anne Arundel Community College offers a two-year, seven-term Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) degree in Radiologic Technology. Students also are eligible to sit for the National American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam and to apply for Maryland Licensure. Graduates of the Radiology program also are eligible to take the noncredit, 40-hour didactic course in mammography.  During the program, students will be exposed to a wide range of technology in state-of-the-art labs, and diverse patient populations at 18 clinical sites.

There are significant options to study outside the state in Philadelphia and other areas of Pennsylvania, limited options in Washington DC, Delaware and West Virginia, a broader offering in Richmond and other areas of Virginia, and Trenton, New Jersey.

Large Employers in Radiology

Large hospitals and medical centers in Maryland are the primary employers of radiologic technologists. These facilities typically utilize multiple technicians in their diagnostic radiology departments, and hospitals associated with universities may also employ radiologic science professionals in research and teaching capacities.

Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 North Wolfe Street Baltimore, MD 21287-2182
(410) 955-5000

University of Maryland Medical Center
22 South Greene Street Baltimore, MD 21201-1595
(410) 328-8667

Mercy Medical Center
301 St Paul Place

Baltimore, MD 21202-2165
(410) 332-9000

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
201 East University Parkway Baltimore, MD 21218-2895
(410) 554-2000

Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital
6501 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21285
(410) 938-3000

Greater Baltimore Medical Center
6701 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21204-6892
(443) 849-2000

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
2401 West Belvedere Avenue Baltimore, MD 21215-5271
(410) 601-9000

Professional Organizations

The Maryland Society of Radiologic Technologists is the state affiliate of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. This organization provides its members and prospective members with professional networking opportunities, as well as information about education and licensing requirements

JRCERT Accredited Radiography Programs in Maryland

Anne Arundel Community College – Radiography

101 College Parkway, Arnold MD 21012-1895
Tel: (410) 777-7449
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 50 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 47%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100%  Job Placement Rate: 99%
Tuition Fees: $4,053 Resident, $7,000 Non-resident

Chesapeake College – Radiography

1000 College Circle, Wye Mills MD 21679
Tel: (410) 827-5927
Program Name: Radiologic Sciences
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 88%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $5,695 Resident, $10,715 Non-resident

Community College of Baltimore County – Radiography

7201 Rossville Boulevard, Baltimore MD 21237
Tel: (443) 840-2807
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 60 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 90%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 96.4%  Job Placement Rate: 98%
Tuition Fees: $4,720 Resident, $8,880 Non-resident

Community College of Baltimore County – Radiation Therapy

7201 Rossville Boulevard, ADMN-300, Baltimore MD 21237
Tel: (443) 840-1505
Program Name: Radiation Therapy
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 20 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 85%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 83%  Job Placement Rate: 95%
Tuition Fees: $2,398 Resident, $4,576 Non-resident

Fortis College – Landover – Radiography

4351 Garden City Drive, Landover MD 20785
Tel: (301) 459-3650
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 54 months
Tuition Fees: $44,446 Resident, $44,446 Non-resident

Hagerstown Community College – Radiography

11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown MD 21742-6590
Tel: (240) 500-2549
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 70 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 79%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 93%  Job Placement Rate: 87%
Tuition Fees: $2,650 Resident, $5,450 Non-resident

Howard Community College – Radiography

10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia MD 21044
Tel: (443) 518-3324
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 46 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 84%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 94%  Job Placement Rate: 98%
Tuition Fees: $4,692 Resident, $9,108 Non-resident

Montgomery College – Radiography

7600 Takoma Park Avenue, Takoma Park MD 20912
Tel: (240) 567-5564
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 57 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 72%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100%  Job Placement Rate: 94%
Tuition Fees: $4,928 Resident, $10,942 Non-resident

Prince George’s Community College – Radiography

301 Largo Road, CHS – Room 2231-F, Largo MD 20774
Tel: (301) 546-3021
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 70 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 97%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 89%  Job Placement Rate: 96%
Tuition Fees: $2,491 Resident, $4,982 Non-resident

The Johns Hopkins Hospital – Radiography

Schools of Medical Imaging, Baltimore MD 21202
Tel: (410) 223-1853
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 46 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 68.8%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 98.2%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $3,000 Resident, $3,000 Non-resident

University of Maryland Medical Center – Medical Dosimetry

22 South Greene Street, Baltimore MD 21201
Tel: (410) 328-3544
Program Name: Medical Dosimetry
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 4 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 90%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $20,000 Resident, $20,000 Non-resident

Washington Adventist University – Radiography

7600 Flower Avenue, Takoma Park MD 20912
Tel: (301) 891-4050
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 20 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 78%
Tuition Fees: $19,995 Resident, $19,995 Non-resident

Wor-Wic Community College – Radiography

32000 Campus Drive, Salisbury MD 21804
Tel: (410) 572-8741
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 32 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 50%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100%  Job Placement Rate: 98%
Tuition Fees: $9,297 Resident, $21,548 Non-resident