X-Ray Technician Schools in North Dakota | Radiology Schools

X-Ray Technician Schools in North Dakota

 Radiology technician schools in North Dakota allow students to work toward a career with big employment needs. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts faster-than-average job growth for x-ray technicians across the nation, with an anticipated 17 percent growth between 2008 and 2018. Pay for x-ray technicians can be very good, too. The BLS reports 2009 mean annual salaries for x-ray techs in North Dakota at $45,060, higher than the $36,010 mean salary for all occupations in the state. The highest-paying regions in North Dakota for x-ray techs, with 2009 annual salaries were:

  • Bismarck: $43,110 (mean); $60,120 (90th percentile)
  • Fargo: $43,370 (mean); $57,500 (90th percentile)

Even better news is that North Dakota x-ray technician schools do not require extensive years of study: programs typically last between 21 and 24 months. This means x-ray tech students could jump into a new career relatively quickly.

Attending X-Ray Technician Schools in North Dakota

Time at North Dakota x-ray technician schools can be both educational and enjoyable. The state has a lot to offer: more wildlife refuges than any other state; plenty of outdoor recreation, including hiking, cross-country skiing, and horseback riding; and plenty of western-style culture in the cities of Bismarck and Fargo.

Students and graduates of x-ray technician schools in North Dakota can enjoy hanging out with locals dubbed by Cambridge University as the friendliest in the nation. North Dakota festivals such as Folkfest and Horsefest, as well as rodeos, powwows, and fairs, allow plenty of time for mingling.

X-Ray Technician Articles:

By Lisa Tortorello, Aug 04 '11
Employment opportunities for x-ray technicians are projected to increase from 2008 to 2018. The various specialties in the field of x-ray technology are growing at different rates.... ›› More
By Lisa Tortorello, Jul 29 '11
What is the process for an x-ray tech pursuing certification and/or registration? And what does it mean to potential employers and patients?... ›› More
By Lisa Tortorello, Jun 17 '11
Beginning January 1, 2015, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists may not accept certification applications from x-ray technicians who do not hold an associate, bachelor's or graduate degree. Although certification is voluntary, many employers favor the credential, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.... ›› More