X-Ray Technician Schools in Florida | Radiology Schools

X-Ray Technician Schools in Florida

Radiology technician schools in Florida may offer students many opportunities, both on campus and off. The "Sunshine State" certainly earns its name with both year-round sunshine and hundreds of miles of Atlantic and Gulf Coast beach to enjoy. Attractions such as Disney World, the Everglades, and the nightlife of Miami are all within reach.

There are plenty of opportunities to learn, too, with a number of hospitals, universities and colleges offering bachelor's degrees, associate’s degrees, and certificate programs for aspiring x-ray technicians. The city of Punta Gorda has one of the country's highest concentrations of x-ray technicians, meaning students at Florida x-ray technician schools may have a good opportunity to meet and learn from others who are already working in the radiologic technology field.

X-Ray Technician Careers in Florida

Salaries for graduates of Florida x-ray technician schools may vary across the state, but according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2009, the mean annual earnings an x-ray technician can expect from some of Florida's big cities are:

  • Jacksonville: $49,000
  • Miami: $51,870
  • Orlando: $45,250
  • Tampa: $52,460

The statewide annual mean salary for graduates of radiology technician schools according to BLS in Florida is $51,180, in 2009. In general, future x-ray technicians may face a promising career outlook. The BLS projects that the field of radiologic technology should experience a growth of 17 percent between 2008 and 2018. Those who specialize in more than one kind of diagnostic imaging procedure may likely to have the best employment opportunities.

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