How to Become a Radiologic Technician in Minnesota

Minnesota, like the rest of the nation, is experiencing a rapid expansion of the healthcare field as its population grows older.

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With a greater national need for medical care ahead, the demand for health technologists is growing, and more radiological technologists are required to help fulfill the expanding industry.

In the next decade alone, radiography jobs are expected to increase by 12% nationally, leading to more job opportunities and competitive pay to professionals who are qualified.

Salaries for Radiologists

In the state of Minnesota radiological technologists enjoy above-average salaries.

The average annual salary for a radiologic technologist in Minnesota is currently about $64,880, with an average hourly wage of $31.19.

This is greater than the current national average annual salary for radiologic technologists, which is about $60,320. Like other US states, salaries of radiological technologists can vary in Minnesota, with career factors such as job duties, employer and level of experience influencing salaries. More information on Rad Tech salaries in Minnesota.

State Licensure Requirements in Minnesota

In the state of Minnesota, radiological technology professionals are required to have an official license in order work. These licenses do not have a renewal date, but licensed professionals must complete mandatory continuing education classes, which vary from 24-50 hours every two years. Some radiological technology professions may have additional requirements that must be met, so be sure to do some proper research before choosing a specific radiology field. Minnesota, like a majority of US states in the nation, uses the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exams to fulfill state licensing requirements.

Well-Known Schools for Radiography

Minnesota is currently home to 11 radiography programs that are accredited by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). These radiology programs may offer a Certificate, an Associate’s, a Bachelor’s in Radiology Technology, or a combination of the three.

Other Schools to Consider

In addition to the colleges listed above, Minnesota currently has 5 other schools with radiography programs that are not currently accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiology Technology (JRCERT). However, most of these have either been accredited by other entities or have applied for their JRCERT-accredited status:

Crossing the state border to the south, there are several options in Iowa, including Des Moines, Iowa City and Cedar Rapids. In North Dakota, there are schools in Bismarck, Fargo and Minot, while in South Dakota there are programs in Sioux Falls, Yankton, Aberdeen, Mitchell and Rapid City. To the east in Wisconsin, students will find schools in Wassau, LaCrosse, Eau Claire, Fond du Lac, Oshkosh and Madison.

Large Employers in Radiology

The state of Minnesota is home to more than 100 hospitals and numerous other small healthcare facilities, such as clinics and family practice offices. While the major hospitals employ the greatest number of radiologic technologists, the smaller clinics them as well. Many of Minnesota’s most well-known hospitals are below:

Mayo Clinic, Rochester
200 S. W. First Street
Rochester, MN 55905-0002
(507) 284-2511

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis
2450 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454-1400
(612) 672-6000

Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis
800 East 28th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407-3799
(612) 863-4000

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis
2525 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404-9976
(612) 813-6100

St. Cloud Hospital, Saint Cloud
1406 Sixth Avenue North
Saint Cloud, MN 56303-1901
(320) 251-2700

United Hospital of St. Paul, Saint Paul
333 North Smith Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55102-2389
(651) 241-8000

North Memorial Hospital, Robbinsdale
3300 Oakdale Avenue North
Robbinsdale, MN 55422-2926
(763) 520-5200

Professional Organizations

To help further their career, both working radiologic technologists and students should consider joining the Minnesota Society of Radiologic Technologists (MNSRT). This professional organization offers its members benefits including exclusive employment listings and networking opportunities. For more information on radiology education, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) is a valuable resource.

Popular Programs

JRCERT Accredited Radiography Programs in Minnesota

Argosy University – Twin Cities – Radiation Therapy

1515 Central Parkway, Eagan MN 55121
Tel: (651) 846-3437
Program Name: Radiation Therapy
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 85 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 81%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 83%  
Tuition Fees: $20,800 Resident, $20,800 Non-resident

Century College – Radiography

3300 Century Avenue North, White Bear Lake MN 55110
Tel: (651) 779-3334
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 100 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 79%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100%  Job Placement Rate: 89.2%
Tuition Fees: $6,300 Resident, $6,300 Non-resident

Dunwoody College of Technology – Radiography

818 Dunwoody Blvd., Minneapolis MN 55403
Tel: (612) 381-3091
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 40 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 94%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 84%  Job Placement Rate: 95%
Tuition Fees: $24,000 Resident, $24,000 Non-resident

Lake Superior College – Radiography

2101 Trinity Road, Duluth MN 55811-2741
Tel: (218) 733-7713
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 75 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 67%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100%  Job Placement Rate: 91%
Tuition Fees: $7,779 Resident, $14,240 Non-resident

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences – Radiography

Siebens Building, 200 First Street, S.W., Rochester MN 55905
Tel: (507) 255-3542
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 68 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 94%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $15,841

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences – Radiation Therapy

Jacobson LO 210 Rad, 200 First Street, S.W., Rochester MN 55905
Tel: (507) 284-4148
Program Name: Radiation Therapy
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 12 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 100%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $16,275 Resident, $16,275 Non-resident

Minneapolis VA Healthcare System – Radiography

One Veterans Drive – 114, Minneapolis MN 55417-2399
Tel: (612) 467-4355
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 100%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 94%  Job Placement Rate: 100%

Minnesota State College Southeast – Radiography

1250 Homer Road, Winona MN 55987
Tel: (507) 453-2799
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 28 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 87%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 88%  Job Placement Rate: 92%
Tuition Fees: $8,056

Minnesota State Community and Technical College-Detroit Lakes Campus – Radiography

900 Highway 34 East, Detroit Lakes MN 56501
Tel: (218) 846-3740
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 32 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 93.75%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 93%  Job Placement Rate: 94.6%
Tuition Fees: $6,010 Resident, $6,010 Non-resident

Minnesota West Community and Technical College – Radiography

311 North Spring Street, Luverne MN 56156
Tel: (507) 449-2775
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 32 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 71%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 98%  Job Placement Rate: 92%
Tuition Fees: $7,817 Resident, $7,817 Non-resident

Northland Community & Technical College – Radiography

2022 Central Avenue NE, East Grand Forks MN 56721-2702
Tel: (218) 793-2616
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 32 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 69%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 86%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $7,547 Resident, $7,547 Non-resident

Rasmussen College – Lake Elmo/Woodbury – Radiography

8565 Eagle Point Circle, Lake Elmo MN 55042
Tel: (651) 259-6673
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Radiography
Duration: 40 months
Tuition Fees: $15,940 Resident, $15,940 Non-resident

Riverland Community College – Radiography

1900 8th Avenue, N.W., Austin MN 55912
Tel: (507) 433-0365
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 33 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 88%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 94%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $7,400 Resident, $7,400 Non-resident

St. Catherine University – Radiation Therapy

601 25th Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55454
Tel: (651) 690-7719
Program Name: Radiation Therapy
Program Type: Bachelor of Science
Duration: 9 months

St. Catherine University – Radiography

601 25th Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55454
Tel: (651) 690-7807
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 73 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 94%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 93%  Job Placement Rate: 95%
Tuition Fees: $19,800 Resident, $19,800 Non-resident

St. Cloud Hospital – Radiography

1406 Sixth Avenue North, St. Cloud MN 56303
Tel: (320) 255-5719
Program Name: Diagnostic Imaging
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 21 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 100%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100%  Job Placement Rate: 100%