X-Ray Technician schools in Fort Worth, TX | Radiology Schools

X-Ray Technician Schools in Fort Worth, TX

In 2010, CNBC ranked the Fort Worth-Arlington area the 4th-best city in the U.S. for relocation. Prospective x-ray technicians might support the designation not only because of the low cost of living and thriving arts scene, but also due to the choice of educational opportunities in the region designed to give students practical experience and quick access to the job market.

On-campus and online x-ray technician schools in Fort Worth, TX

For students already in the workforce or with obligations that make it difficult to attend campus-based classes, online programs--like those of Grand Canyon University or South University--could provide a good option.

Eight colleges and universities serve Fort Worth, several of which have radiology programs. Among them is Tarrant County College, which offers a two-year program in radiologic technology, awarding the associate degree of applied science. The curriculum focuses on the subject of radiologic technology and patient care, with a variety of practicums.

Students particularly eager to gain their training and enter the workforce may be interested in Remington College's Medical Assisting with X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope) and EKG diploma program. A 12-month diploma program, the curriculum includes both classroom study and experiential learning within lab and clinical settings.

A radiologist's life in Fort Worth, TX

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics salary data for Texas, 15,170 radiologic technologists and technicians in the state earned a mean annual wage of $53,150 in 2010.

Fort Worth residents enjoy cosmopolitan amenities but without the usual expense. The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce reports that the average Fort Worth home price was approximately $119,300 in 2010, significantly less than the national average of $171,700, and the cost of living is close to 14 percent lower than the national average. Fort Worth offers prospective x-ray technicians efficient training programs in the midst of affordable urban living.

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