X-Ray Technician Schools in Idaho | Radiology Schools

X-Ray Technician Schools in Idaho

Spanning two time zones, major mountain ranges, and rolling farmland, the Gem State offers many opportunities for aspiring x-ray technicians. Those looking for x-ray technician schools in Idaho can find accredited programs at Boise State University and Idaho State University, as well as associate's degree or certificate programs at smaller colleges and hospitals across the state.

Students at Idaho x-ray technician schools have some of the country's most beautiful landscapes right at their doorstep, making outdoor activities such as fishing or hiking quite popular. Famous for homegrown potatoes, Idaho is largely an agricultural state, but that doesn't mean you won't find a few larger cosmopolitan cities between the charming small towns.

X-Ray Technician Careers in Idaho

Salaries for graduates of radiology technician schools in Idaho vary from city to city, but according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the mean salary for an x-ray technician is $52,880 in Boise and $47,250 in Idaho Falls. The mean salary for x-ray technicians across the entire state is $49,850, which is just below the national average.

Future x-ray technicians in Idaho can generally expect a positive job outlook, as the BLS predicts that the field of radiologic technology should grow by 17 percent nationally between 2008 and 2018. Graduates of Idaho x-ray technician schools who specialize in more than one kind of diagnostic imaging procedure may expect even greater job opportunities.

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