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Career Overview

Entry Level Education

Associate's degree

Patient Interaction

Very High

Body Fluid Interaction

Very High



Job Growth


Job Description:

Take x rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other scanning modalities.

What Radiologic Technologist Do:

Radiologic technologists, also known as radiographers, perform diagnostic imaging examinations, such as x rays, on patients.

How to Become One:

Earn a certificate, associate's degree or bachelor's degree in radiography from a school that has been accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. In West Virginia (and most states), it is required that you pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination in order to be licensed.


Bluefield State College

Mountwest Community & Technical College

Pierpont Community & Technical College – Main Campus

St. Mary’s Medical Center – Center for Education

Southern West Virginia Community & Technical College

University of Charleston

University of Charleston, Beckley Campus

West Virginia Northern Community College

West Virginia University Hospitals

Ohio Valley Medical Center

United Hospital Center