A Guide to Radiologic Technology Training in New Hampshire

New Hampshire is a small state with many rural areas, but there are still great job opportunities for radiologic technologists.

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These are workers who assist physicians and nurses with a variety of tasks related to radiology including x-rays, CT scans, mammograms, and radiation treatments. The health care field is currently expanding and hospitals and medical centers across the country are in need of more workers.

Careers in radiologic technology are growing even faster than the average job or the average health care job. Now is a great time to earn a degree in this field.

Salaries in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic technologists in New Hampshire earn, on average, about the same as those in other areas of the country.

The average annual salary for radiologic technologists and technicians in the state is $60,720, but that can go up to $80,990 for experienced and specialized workers. The average hourly wage is $29.19 and goes up to $38.94 per hour. Across the country, the average hourly salary is $29 and the average annual pay is $60,320.

While salaries are a little better than average in New Hampshire, there is some variety within the state. Those in large, urban hospitals tend to make more than workers in rural areas. More information on Rad Tech salaries in New Hampshire.

Rad Tech Requirements

Many states require a license through the state government and may even require licensing for different specialties. In New Hampshire, radiologic technologists only require licensing when they perform mammography, breast sonography or bone density testing.

Also, individual employers may set certain requirements. Most likely, any hospital or medical center in the state will want to hire radiologic technologists who have completed a course of study at a college or university and who have passed the examination set by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Well-Known Schools for Radiology Technology

There are only two schools in the state of New Hampshire that offer a course of study for radiologic technology.

    • NHTI, Concord’s Community College, Concord. NHTI is part of the New Hampshire system of community colleges and is one of seven campus locations. This is the only location that offers radiology programs. Students here can earn a certificate in radiation therapy, or an associate degree in radiation therapy or radiologic technology. Radiation therapy is specific to working in cancer treatment, while radiologic technology is broader and prepares students to work in a variety of settings.
    • River Valley Community College. This community college serves the Upper Valley of both New Hampshire and Vermont and offers students a radiologic technology program. The program uses curriculum approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and includes clinical, hands-on experiences.

Other Schools to Consider

Although there are only two schools in the state of New Hampshire that offer any certificates or degrees in areas of radiologic technology, there are other options to consider. Several other colleges do have nursing and other health care programs. Anyone who is uncertain of what area of health care to study might want to begin with a general health or a nursing program. Schools with such programs include Saint Anselm College in Manchester and Southern New Hampshire University, which is also in Manchester but includes an extensive online component.

Large Employers in Radiology

New Hampshire has a lot of rural areas with smaller medical centers and hospitals. These locations need radiologic technologists, but most jobs are concentrated in the larger cities, like Manchester and Concord.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord
253 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301

Elliot Hospital
One Elliot Way
Manchester, NH 03103

Hampstead Hospital
218 East Road
Hampstead, NH 03841

St. Joseph Hospital
172 Kinsley Street
Nashua, NH 03061

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester/Bedford
100 Hitchcock Way
Manchester, NH 03104

Huggins Hospital
240 South Main Street>
Wolfeboro, NH 03894

Professional Organizations

With no state licensure for radiologic technologists, there are also no state-based professional organizations in New Hampshire. Workers in this field, however, may join national organization such as the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. They may also take the examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology is another national organization that can provide more information about careers in radiologic technology.

Popular Programs

JRCERT Accredited Radiography Programs in New Hampshire

NHTI – Concord’s Community College – Radiography

31 College Drive, Concord NH 03301-7412
Tel: (603) 271-6484
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 80 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 87%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 92%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $11,615 Resident, $24,211 Non-resident

NHTI – Concord’s Community College – Radiation Therapy

31 College Drive, Concord NH 03301
Tel: (603) 271-6484
Program Name: Radiation Therapy
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 15 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 71%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 78%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $10,000 Resident, $20,000 Non-resident

River Valley Community College – Radiography

One College Place, Claremont NH 03743
Tel: (603) 542-7744
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 40 months
Tuition Fees: $12,000 Resident, $27,300 Non-resident