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X Ray Technician Schools

As a professor or instructor of x ray technician classes at one of the 356 accredited x ray technician schools in the country, you play a fundamental role in shaping the education, and, in effect, the future of this growing field. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the x ray technician academic community and the future trends. Academia in x ray technician includes x ray technician training at the following levels:

  • X Ray Technician Certificate
  • Associates degree in X Ray Technician
  • Bachelors degree in X Ray Technician
  • Masters degree in X Ray Technician
  • PhD degree in X Ray Technician


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for X ray technicians

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

There were 216,730 x ray technicians working in the US in 2010. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of x ray technicians has grown by 14%.

This growth is faster than the growth for all careers during the same time period. There was a 1% decline for all careers.

National Salary percentiles for X ray technicians

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X ray technicians in the US earned a median salary of $54,340 per year in 2010.

National Median Salary Growth For X Ray Technician

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

X ray technicians' salaries have grown by 13% between the years 2006 and 2010.

Educational Trends

National X Ray Technician Student enrollment growth by degree

4,356 4,716 4,933 5,344 4,831
560 665 816 841 797
3 2 1 1 0
2 4 14 27 43
569 587 810 1,222 2,083
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in X Ray Technician
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in X Ray Technician
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in X Ray Technician
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in X Ray Technician
  • Grey: Certificate in X Ray Technician

We are seeing a rapid change in the career outlook for x ray technicians. And the story on the educational front is similar. In 2006, 5,490 students graduated from x ray technician degree programs in the US. In 2010, 7,754 students graduated from x ray technician schools.

This represents a 41% change in 4 years. The growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general has been 12% from 2006 to 2010. Thus, the growth in the number of students graduating from x ray technician courses is greater than the change in the number of students graduating in all disciplines in the US.

X Ray Technician Programs offered Nationwide


As student graduation numbers are up, the number of schools offering x ray technician programs has decreased. There were 254 x ray technician schools across the country in 2006. And there were 355 schools in 2010.

X Ray Technician Faculty Salaries

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