Your Career in Medical Imaging in Massachusetts Starts Here

There are many reasons to consider pursuing a career in radiology. As this nation’s population continues to age, the radiology profession is following the overall healthcare trend and is growing at rate that’s twice as fast as the national average for other professions.

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In the state of Massachusetts, the radiology field is going strong, with about 4,210 radiological technologists currently employed, with dozens of new jobs estimated to appear over the next several years.

Salaries for Radiographers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the current average annual salary for a radiologic technologist in the state of Massachusetts is currently about $72,840, with an average hourly wage of $35.02.

This is significantly greater than the national average annual salary of $60,320, and is just one of many reasons why pursuing a radiology degree in Massachusetts is so worthwhile.

Unsurprisingly, however, the majority of radiological technologists are located near major hospitals in cities such as Boston, which do have a high cost of living. More information on Radiologic Technologist salaries in Massachusetts.

Radiology Requirements in Massachusetts

Massachusetts radiological technologists are required to carry a state license, which lasts for a 2-year term. The radiological technology license is acquired by passing the state certification exam or, like 36 other US states, by passing the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam. Continuing education requirements must also be met to hold a license in Massachusetts and include 20 hours of education every 2 years.

Well-Known Schools for Radiology in Massachusetts

In the state of Massachusetts, there are currently 12 school programs for radiography that are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiology Technology (JRCERT):

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences University: Located in the picturesque capital city of Boston, this 4-year university offers a Bachelor of Science degree from its Radiography program, which is an accelerated, year-round program that takes 32 months to complete. This program features extensive laboratory classes and supervised field experience. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the American Regis­try of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam.

Other Schools to Consider

The radiography programs listed below are not currently accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiology Technology (JRCERT), but many are accredited by other organizations and still offer quality radiological technology education and training:

Suffolk University, Boston

Leaving Massachusetts, there are options in Concord and Lebanon, New Hampshire, to the north, various locations in Connecticut, including Hartford, New Haven, and Bridgeport, to the south, many options in New York State, including Syracuse, Utica, and Binghampton, to the west, as well as schools in Lincoln and Providence, RI and Burlington and Bennington, VT.

Large Employers in Radiology

There are many large healthcare facilities that employ radiologic technologists in Massachusetts, especially in Boston and other cities. While major hospitals provide the bulk of employment opportunities, small clinics and rural doctors’ offices employ radiological technologists as well.

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
55 Fruit St,
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 726-2000

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 732-5500

South Shore Hospital, Weymouth
55 Fogg Rd Weymouth, MA 02190
(781) 624-8000

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215-5491
(617) 667-7000

Baystate Medical Center, Springfield
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199-0001
(413) 794-0000

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114-3002
(617) 523-7900

Austen Riggs Center, Stockbridge
25 Main Street
Stockbridge, MA 01262-0962
(413) 298-5511

Professional Organizations

For career support and valuable professional resources such as employment listings, continuing education and conferences, radiologic technologists and students should consider joining a state organization such as the Massachusetts Society of Radiologic Technologists (MSRT). For aspiring radiology students, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) is a valuable resource on radiology education.

JRCERT Accredited Radiography Programs in Massachusetts

Bunker Hill Community College – Radiography

250 New Rutherford Avenue, Boston MA 02129-2925
Tel: (617) 228-2197
Program Name: Medical Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 132 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 91.1%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 85.1%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $5,550 Resident, $11,070 Non-resident

Holyoke Community College – Radiography

303 Homestead Avenue, Holyoke MA 01040
Tel: (413) 552-2460
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 50 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 71%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 94%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $5,740 Resident, $12,950 Non-resident

Laboure College – Radiation Therapy

303 Adams Street, Milton MA 02186
Tel: (617) 312-3514
Program Name: Radiation Therapy
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 26 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 100%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 83%  Job Placement Rate: 92%
Tuition Fees: $26,000 Resident, $26,000 Non-resident

Massasoit Community College – Radiography

One Massasoit Boulevard, Brockton MA 02302
Tel: (508) 588-9100
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 70 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 92%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 87%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $7,267 Resident, $14,534 Non-resident

MassBay Community College – Radiography

19 Flagg Drive, Framingham MA 01702
Tel: (508) 270-4046
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 75 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 94%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 84%  Job Placement Rate: 84%
Tuition Fees: $912 Resident, $8,740 Non-resident

MCPHS University – Radiation Therapy

179 Longwood Avenue, Boston MA 02115-5896
Tel: (617) 274-3322
Program Name: Radiation Therapy
Program Type: Bachelor of Science
Duration: 49 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 68%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 85%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $26,600

MCPHS University – Radiography

179 Longwood Avenue, Boston MA 02115-5896
Tel: (617) 735-1461
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Bachelor of Science
Duration: 37 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 100%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 91%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $38,525 Resident, $38,525 Non-resident

Middlesex Community College – Radiography

591 Springs Road, Bedford MA 01730-1197
Tel: (781) 12803942
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 40 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 90%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 76%  Job Placement Rate: 93%
Tuition Fees: $7,000 Resident, $7,400 Non-resident

North Shore Community College – Radiography

1 Ferncroft Road, Danvers MA 01923
Tel: (978) 762-4163
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 34 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 71%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100%  Job Placement Rate: 93%
Tuition Fees: $5,408 Resident, $12,832 Non-resident

Northern Essex Community College (Lawrence Campus) – Radiography

414 Common Street – Office LC315, Lawrence MA 01840
Tel: (978) 655-5932
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 62 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 80%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 88%  Job Placement Rate: 98%
Tuition Fees: $8,032

Quinsigamond Community College – Radiography

25 Federal Street, Worcester MA 01608
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 46 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 81%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 98%  Job Placement Rate: 94%
Tuition Fees: $6,335 Resident, $11,500 Non-resident

Regis College – Radiography

170 Governors Avenue, Medford MA 02155
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 39 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 88%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 84%  Job Placement Rate: 91%
Tuition Fees: $21,690 Resident, $21,690 Non-resident

Roxbury Community College – Radiography

1234 Columbus Avenue, Boston MA 02120
Tel: (617) 427-0060
Program Name: Radiology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 26 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 80%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 87.5%  Job Placement Rate: 79.6%
Tuition Fees: $2,297 Resident, $9,266 Non-resident

Springfield Technical Community College – Radiography

One Armory Square, Suite 1, Springfield MA 01102-9000
Tel: (413) 755-4850
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 40 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 67%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 76%  Job Placement Rate: 94%
Tuition Fees: $7,729 Resident, $14,890 Non-resident

Suffolk University – Medical Dosimetry

20 Somerset Street, Boston MA 02114
Tel: (617) 305-1995
Program Name: Medical Dosimetry
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 12 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $25,568 Resident, $25,568 Non-resident

Suffolk University – Radiation Therapy

20 Somerset Street, Boston MA 02114
Tel: (617) 305-1995
Program Name: Radiation Therapy
Program Type: Certificate (Post-Baccalaureate)
Duration: 22 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 100%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 90%  Job Placement Rate: 78.1%
Tuition Fees: $38,420 Resident, $38,420 Non-resident

UMass Memorial Medical Center – Radiation Therapy

55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester MA 01655
Tel: (774) 442-5551
Program Name: Radiation Therapy
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 16 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 50%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $4,500 Resident, $4,500 Non-resident