X-Ray Technician Schools in New Mexico | Radiology Schools

X-Ray Technician Schools in New Mexico

Radiology technicians can earn high salaries with just two years of school, and attending radiology technician schools in New Mexico can qualify indiviudals for this fast-growing field. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 2009 mean annual salaries for x-ray technicians in New Mexico were $54,290. New Mexico's cities offering the highest salaries for x-ray technicians in the state were: $57,060 in Albuquerque and $61,270 in Santa Fe. X-ray technician schools in New Mexico and across the country offer programs typically lasting 21 to 24 months.

Attending New Mexico X-ray Technician Schools

New Mexico x-ray technician schools attract students from New Mexico and from all over the country. People come to New Mexico for the wide open spaces, tight-knit communities, and amazing climate: New Mexico is one of few U.S. states to offer both summer and winter climates at the same time (winter in the mountains; summer at sea level). It is an outdoor recreationist's dream come true: ski by day, hike or bike by night.

Year-round warm weather allows for plenty of events and festivals, including:

  • Great American Duck Race
  • Santa Fe International Folk Art Market
  • New Mexico Wine Festival
  • The Whole Enchilada Fiesta

Students at x-ray technician schools in New Mexico find no shortage of things to do on their time off. And once they graduate, big demand for x-ray technicians and good salaries makes starting their careers a pleasure--nationwide, the BLS projects 17 percent job growth for radiology technicians from 2008 to 2018. Find out how attending radiology technician schools in New Mexico might offer you these opportunities.

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