Radiologic Technologist
(Rad Tech)

Radiologic Technologists (Rad Techs) often referred to as X-Ray Techs, are a vital part of the healthcare team. These medical professionals use imaging equipment and tools to create pictures of a patient’s internal tissues, bones and organ systems. Rad Techs interact with patients by explaining procedures and positioning the patient so correct images are obtained.

$2,000 – $10,000*

Sign-On Bonus

$25/Hr*

Starting Pay

$2,000 – $10,000* Sign-On Bonus

$25/Hr* Starting Pay

Job Duties

  • Follow instructions from physicians regarding which area of the patient’s body needs imaging
  • Talk the patient through the procedure and answer questions to lower his or her anxiety
  • Correctly position the patient, adjust the imaging equipment to the specified position
  • Prevent unnecessary radiation exposure to the patient and themselves

Education/Licensure Requirements

  • Associate degree from Accredited Radiologic Technology Program required
  • ARRT Certification required
  • Kentucky State Certification required
  • Current CPR Certification (can be obtained at PMC)

PATHWAY TO BECOMING A RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST

  • Take the ACT test
  • College Readiness Track
  • Anatomy and/or Physiology
  • AP English Literature/Composition or Dual Credit Literature/Composition class
  • AP Biology or Dual Credit Biology Class
  • AP Chemistry or Dual Credit Chemistry

These classes are not required for admission to all schools, but are recommended in most instances.

Speak to your Guidance Counselor about:

  • What dual credit classes are offered at your school from colleges/universities in the region
  • What financial resources are available and how to apply for them
Hazard Community & Technical College

Hazard Community & Technical College offers an Associate Degree program in Radiography. The curriculum is comprised of specialized courses in radiography with concentrated study in the basic sciences, mathematics and general education.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University (MSU) offers an Associate Degree program in Radiologic Science, which is a three-year program.

Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College

Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College in Whiteshttps://www.moreheadstate.edu/study/radiologicsciencburg, Kentucky offers an Associate Degree in Radiography. The curriculum is comprised of specialized courses in radiography with concentrated study in the basic sciences, mathematics and general education.

Southern West Virginia Community & Technical College

Southern West Virginia Community & Technical College in Logan, WV, offers an Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology to meet community and employer needs for medical imaging professionals.

For a list of financial resources, click here.

Students successfully completing these programs will be eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) national certification examination in radiography.

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