X-Ray Technician Schools in Rhode Island | Radiology Schools

X-Ray Technician Schools in Rhode Island

One of the most prestigious radiology technician schools in Rhode Island is offered by Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. The Providence metropolitan area, which has more than 175,000 residents, has the highest concentration of radiology technicians in the state -- 1,130 people were employed in the field in 2009 -- and it also boasts the highest mean wages at $29.52 per hour, or more than $61,000 annually.

How to Become an X-Ray Technician in Rhode Island

Completion of the Radiologic Technology Program at Rhode Island Hospital allows students to sit for the American Registry for Radiologic Technicians exam to become a fully licensed radiological technician. The radiology technician program at Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

Students interested in attending an x-ray technician school in larger Rhode Island cities such as Warwick, Cranston, and Providence also have a wide variety of online schools from which they can choose. Jobs are less competitive in the Norwich area – where there were 230 radiology technologists in 2009. Annual mean salaries in this area still were in excess of $60,000, and top wage earners in the region brought home more than $83,000 annually.

Living in Rhode Island

The beautiful coastal environment and friendly atmosphere make idyllic settings for attending radiology technician school in Rhode Island. The state has a strong and loyal following of many sports teams, and Pawtucket is home to the Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate, the Pawtucket Red Sox. The Providence Bruins, an affiliate of the Boston Bruins NHL hockey team, also enjoy a strong fan base. Or take a break from studying with a coastal bike ride in Narragansett. Rhode Island also has a tremendous number of museums, art galleries, and incredibly scenic state parks.

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