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Radiology Technology Schools

There are 700 accredited radiology technology schools in the country. As a professor or instructor of radiology technology classes at one of these schools, you play a essential role in shaping the future of this growing field. The trends in the radiology technology academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes radiology technology training at the following levels:

  • Radiology Technology Certificate
  • Associates degree in Radiology Technology
  • Bachelors degree in Radiology Technology
  • Masters degree in Radiology Technology
  • PhD degree in Radiology Technology


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Radiology professionals

190,180 200,370 208,570 213,560 216,730
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

In the year 2010, there were 216,730 radiology professionals working in the US. This number has grown by 14% over the course of the past 4 years.

This growth is faster than the growth for all careers during the same time period. There was a 1% decline for all careers. Over the next 7 years, this trend is expected to contine.

National Salary percentiles for Radiology professionals

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In 2010, the median salary earned by radiology professionals around the nation, was $54,340 per year. The national median salary for all professions, was $68,155 in the same year. Thus, the median yearly salary for radiology professionals in the US was 165% more than the national median salary for all professions.

National Median Salary Growth For Radiology Technology

$48,170 $50,260 $52,210 $53,240 $54,340
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Between the years 2006 and 2010, salaries for radiology professionals have grown by 13%.

Educational Trends

National Radiology Technology Student enrollment growth by degree

11,896 11,831 11,974 12,004 10,085
1,473 1,685 1,888 2,063 2,006
3 2 1 1 2
8 12 18 36 83
1,980 1,913 2,236 2,851 4,082
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Radiology Technology
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Radiology Technology
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Radiology Technology
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Radiology Technology
  • Grey: Certificate in Radiology Technology

We are seeing a rapid change in the career outlook for radiology professionals. And the story on the educational front is similar. In the US, 15,360 students graduated from radiology technology degree programs in 2006. And in 2010, 16,258 students graduated from radiology technology schools.

This represents a 6% change in the number of graduates. This growth in the number of students graduating from radiology technology courses is less than the change nationally for students graduating from institutions for higher education in general, which has been a 12% growth from 2006 to 2010.

Radiology Technology Programs offered Nationwide


It is interesting to note that while student graduation is up, the number of schools offering radiology technology programs has also increased. In the year 2006, there were 624 radiology technology schools in the US. And in the year 2010, there were 700 schools.

Radiology Technology Faculty Salaries

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We are in the process of collecting data for the number of radiology technology faculty, growth in the field of radiology technology academia and radiology technology faculty salaries. We would appreciate your help. If you are involved in teaching radiology technology courses to students at the certificate in radiology technology, associates degree in radiology technology, bachelors degree in radiology technology, masters degree in radiology technology, and PhD degree in radiology technology levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of radiology technology. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see the data we have collected thus far.


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