X-Ray Technician Schools in Kentucky | Radiology Schools

X-Ray Technician Schools in Kentucky

Known for its horses, bluegrass music, and bourbon, Kentucky is a southern state with approximately 4.3 million people. If you want to become an x-ray technician and you live in or near the state of Kentucky, you might be interested to know Kentucky has the third-highest concentration of radiologic technologists and technicians in the United States. The Huntington-Ashland metro area on the border between Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia has the second-highest concentration. But, that's not the only reason to look into radiology technician schools in Kentucky.

Kentucky X-Ray Technician Schools

If you want to attend x-ray technician schools in Kentucky, you'll find more than seventy institutions of higher education. Radiologic technicians and technologists in Kentucky earn an annual mean wage of $45,840. Those in the Louisville metro area earn $46,980, while those in the Lexington metro area earn $46,050. To receive your radiography technician license in Kentucky, you must complete a two-year program of study and pass an examination. Then, graduates can earn certification by either the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).

Kentucky is home to the Kentucky Derby, Mammoth Cave, which is the longest recorded cave system in the world, and is the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln. Its climate is temperate, with mild winters and hot, humid summers. Precipitation is fairly constant throughout the year. Many small towns with populations of 10,000 or less dot the Kentucky landscape. But, if you prefer city life, you could live in Louisville, with a population of more than 557,000, or Lexington, with a population more than 282,000.

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