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X-Ray Technician Schools in Maine

Choosing the right radiology technician school is an important first step in your career, and if you live in New England, radiology technician schools in Maine may be a good fit. A state of approximately 1.3 million people, Maine offers radiology technologists and technicians an annual mean wage of $53,710. If you enjoy mild summers and snowy winters, Maine might be the ideal state for your work and study.

X-Ray Technician Schools in Maine

If you're interested in earning a certificate, associate’s degree, or bachelor's degree in radiology, consider enrolling in Maine x-ray technician schools. You'll find a variety of small towns, and if you'd rather live in a larger city, you can choose from Portland, Lewiston, or Bangor. Those interested in licensure in Maine must graduate from a program accredited by either the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology or American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual mean wage for radiology technologists and technicians in Portland is $57,150, while those in Lewiston earn $48,460. Radiology technologists and technicians in Bangor earn an annual mean wage of $55,500.

With more than 3,500 miles of coastline, Maine is known for its beautiful ocean vistas and lighthouses. The winters are long and snowy, with average temperatures in the 20s and 30s. The summers are generally mild, with temperatures in the 70s. If you enjoy nature, you can spend time moose or whale watching, and music enthusiasts can take in a performance by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, the oldest community orchestra in the United States. For sports enthusiasts, Maine's pro baseball, basketball, and two pro hockey teams await.

Maine X-Ray Technician Schools

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