How to Become a Radiology Professional in New York

New York State is part of the trend of job growth in the health care sector of the United States.

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Radiologic science jobs are increasing nationwide, and New York – where five of the largest employers in the whole state are hospitals – is a promising location in which to hunt for a health science career.

Students looking for a certificate or degree in New York will find also find a very large number of programs from which to choose. New York has some of the highest average salaries to be found in the field of radiologic technology, although this is somewhat balanced out by the high cost of living in the state.

Salaries for Radiographers

The average annual salary for radiologic technologists in New York State is well above the national average for this profession.

The current average salary is $68,720 per year in New York, compared to $60,320 per year nationwide.

However, the cost of living is New York is also very high, particularly in the greater New York metropolitan area, where many of the best and largest hospitals are concentrated. More information on Rad Tech salaries in New York.

Radiology Requirements in New York

Radiologic technologists, radiation therapists, and radiologist assistants in New York must pass the state exam or the national exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Radiologist assistants must be licensed as specialist assistants. Radiologic technologists must complete at least 24 hours of continuing education credits every two years, and mammography technologists must complete at least 15 hours of mammography-specific units every two years.

Well-Known Schools for Radiology in New York

CUNY New York City College of Technology: CUNY New York City College of Technology, City Tech, is part of the extended City University of New York system. The program at City Tech offers two separate degree tracks for students. The first track culminates in a two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Radiologic Technology degree, while the second culminates in a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Radiological Science degree. In order to be accepted into the BS program, students must first earn their AAS or a certificate in limited scope radiography.

St. John’s University: St. John’s University is a private university located in New York City. This well-regarded school offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Sciences through its College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. This program will provide students with a well-rounded education in addition to a professional degree.

Other Schools to Consider

New York state offers several opportunities for aspiring radiologic technologists to study at schools affiliated directly with large medical centers.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering School of Radiation Therapy: The Memorial Sloan-Kettering program gives students the chance to study at one of the top cancer diagnostic and treatment centers in the state. Individuals in this program will receive training specific to oncology (the study of cancer) radiation technology.

St Joseph’s Medical Center School of Radiography: The program at St. Joseph’s gives students incredible hands-on experience in general practice radiologic technology, culminating in an Associate of Science degree in Radiologic Technology.

Large Employers in Radiology

New York State has a very large number of exceptional hospitals and medical centers that employ large radiologic technology staffs. Many of these medical centers are located in the densely populated greater New York City area.

New York Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065-4870
(212) 746-5454

Tisch Hospital
550 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016-6402
(212) 263-7300

Mount Sinai Medical Center
One Gustave L Levy Place
New York, NY 10029-6574
(212) 241-6500

St. Francis Hospital
100 Port Washington Boulevard
Roslyn, NY 11576-1353
(516) 562-6000

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065
(212) 639-2000

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021-4898
(212) 606-1000

Huntington Hospital
270 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743-2799
(631) 351-2200

Professional Organizations

The main professional organization for radiologic technologists in New York state is the New York State Society of Radiologic Sciences. The goal of this society is to promote the interests of radiologic science professionals in the state, and to maintain education standards across New York.

Popular Programs

JRCERT Accredited Radiography Programs in New York

Alfred State College – Radiography

10 Upper College Drive, Alfred NY 14802
Tel: (607) 587-3682
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 26 months
Tuition Fees: $6,470

Arnot-Ogden Medical Center – Radiography

600 Roe Avenue, Elmira NY 14905-1676
Tel: (607) 737-7797
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 14 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 85.7%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 87.9%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $4,997 Resident, $4,997 Non-resident

Bellevue Hospital Center – Radiography

462 First Avenue, D 510, New York NY 10016
Tel: (212) 562-4895
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 40 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 100%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 95%  Job Placement Rate: 95%
Tuition Fees: $7,500 Resident, $7,500 Non-resident

Bronx Community College of the City University of New York – Radiography

2155 University Avenue, Bronx NY 10453
Tel: (718) 289-5285
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 86 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 76.3%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 96.6%  Job Placement Rate: 86.6%
Tuition Fees: $4,500 Resident, $286 Non-resident

Center for Allied Health Education – Radiography

1401 Kings Highway, Brooklyn NY 11229
Tel: (718) 645-3500
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 150 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 79%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 82%  Job Placement Rate: 96%
Tuition Fees: $27,357

Center for Allied Health Education – Radiation Therapy

1401 Kings Highway, Brooklyn NY 11229
Tel: (718) 645-3500
Program Name: Radiation Therapy
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 40 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 100%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 83%  Job Placement Rate: 91%
Tuition Fees: $27,357

Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Medical Center – Radiography

75 Beekman Street, Plattsburgh NY 12901
Tel: (518) 562-7510
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 28 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 86%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 84%  Job Placement Rate: 96%
Tuition Fees: $9,600 Resident, $16,200 Non-resident

Fulton Montgomery Community College – Radiography

2805 State Hwy 67, Johnstown NY 12095
Tel: (518) 736-3622
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 33 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 94%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 98%  Job Placement Rate: 93%
Tuition Fees: $3,194 Resident, $6,388 Non-resident

Hostos Community College of the City University of New York – Radiography

500 Grand Concourse A-307, Bronx NY 10451
Tel: (718) 518-4114
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 126 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 57%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 98%  Job Placement Rate: 92%
Tuition Fees: $7,805

Long Island University, Post Campus – Radiography

720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville NY 11548-1300
Tel: (516) 299-2022
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Bachelor of Science
Duration: 63 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 87.5%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 91%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $41,008 Resident, $32,342 Non-resident

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center – Radiation Therapy

1275 York Avenue, Box 22, New York NY 10065
Tel: (212) 639-6835
Program Name: Radiation Therapy
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 100%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $5,000 Resident, $5,000 Non-resident

Mercy Medical Center – Radiography

1000 North Village Avenue, Rockville Centre NY 11571-9024
Tel: (516) 705-2272
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 34 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 94%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 99%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $15,000 Resident, $15,000 Non-resident

Mohawk Valley Community College – Radiography

1101 Sherman Drive, Utica NY 13501
Tel: (315) 731-5877
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 44 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 95.2%
Tuition Fees: $3,810 Resident, $7,620 Non-resident

Monroe Community College – Radiography

1000 East Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14623-5780
Tel: (585) 292-2374
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 65 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 78.1%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 96.6%  Job Placement Rate: 89.1%
Tuition Fees: $3,780 Resident, $7,560 Non-resident

Nassau Community College – Radiation Therapy

One Education Drive, Garden City NY 11530
Tel: (516) 572-9640
Program Name: Radiation Therapy
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 51 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 83%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 96%  Job Placement Rate: 94%
Tuition Fees: $4,934

New York City College of Technology – Radiography

300 Jay Street – Room P-513, Brooklyn NY 11201-2983
Tel: (718) 260-5360
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 135 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 91%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 91.3%  Job Placement Rate: 84.8%
Tuition Fees: $6,030 Resident, $12,840 Non-resident

Niagara County Community College – Radiography

3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn NY 14132
Tel: (716) 614-6416
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 142 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 68%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 80%  Job Placement Rate: 83%
Tuition Fees: $4,224 Resident, $10,560 Non-resident

Orange County Community College – Radiography

115 South Street, Middletown NY 10940
Tel: (845) 341-4149
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 74 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 79.8%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 97%  Job Placement Rate: 89.9%
Tuition Fees: $4,860

Peconic Bay Medical Center – Radiography

1300 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901
Tel: (631) 15486173
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 75%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $7,500 Resident, $7,500 Non-resident

S.U.N.Y. Upstate Medical University – Radiography

750 East Adams Street, Syracuse NY 13210
Tel: (315) 464-6928
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Bachelor of Science
Duration: 61 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 100%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 92%  Job Placement Rate: 99%
Tuition Fees: $8,355 Resident, $22,230 Non-resident

S.U.N.Y. Upstate Medical University – Radiation Therapy

750 East Adams Street, Syracuse NY 13210
Tel: (315) 464-6937
Program Name: Radiation Therapy
Program Type: Bachelor of Science
Duration: 36 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 100%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $8,805 Resident, $22,980 Non-resident

South Nassau Communities Hospital – Radiography

One Healthy Way, Oceanside NY 11572
Tel: (516) 632-4678
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 20 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 60%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 99%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $7,000 Resident, $7,000 Non-resident

St. John’s University – Radiography

8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens NY 11439
Tel: (718) 990-8419
Program Name: Radiologic Sciences
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 97 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 67%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 95%  Job Placement Rate: 98%
Tuition Fees: $36,450 Resident, $36,450 Non-resident

SUNY at Stony Brook University – Medical Dosimetry

100 Nicolls Road, SBUMC L-2, Stony Brook NY 11794-7028
Tel: (631) 444-9304
Program Name: Medical Dosimetry
Program Type: Certificate (Post-Baccalaureate)
Duration: 10 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 100%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 87%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $7,500

SUNY Broome Community College – Radiography

907 Front Street, Binghamton NY 13905
Tel: (607) 778-5070
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 76 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 81%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 96%  Job Placement Rate: 94%
Tuition Fees: $4,944 Resident, $9,888 Non-resident

SUNY Erie Community College (City Campus) – Radiation Therapy

121 Ellicott Street, Buffalo NY 14203
Tel: (716) 270-4726
Program Name: Radiation Therapy
Program Type: Associate in Radiologic Technology
Duration: 22 months
Tuition Fees: $4,900 Resident, $9,466 Non-resident

SUNY/Westchester Community College – Radiography

75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla NY 10595
Tel: (917) 520-7957
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 48 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 96%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 95%  Job Placement Rate: 94%
Tuition Fees: $4,280 Resident, $11,770 Non-resident

Touro College – Radiography

500 Seventh Avenue, 4th Floor, New York NY 10018
Tel: (212) 939-3480
Program Name: Medical Imaging
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 80 months

Trocaire College – Radiography

360 Choate Avenue, Buffalo NY 14220
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 112 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 85%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 96%  Job Placement Rate: 84%
Tuition Fees: $15,500

UPMC Chautauqua WCA – Radiography

207 Foote Avenue, Jamestown NY 14701-0840
Tel: (716) 664-8366
Program Name: Radiology
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 12 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 83%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 96%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $3,500 Resident, $3,500 Non-resident