Begin a Healthcare Career as a Radiologic Technologist
What Will I Learn?
Radiologic technologists, also known as radiographers, perform diagnostic imaging examinations, such as X-rays, on patients.
The Westmoreland Radiology Technology program offers the academic preparation and clinical training needed for a career as a radiologic technologist (radiographer). While many radiographers provide services in a hospital setting, others provide services in stand-alone medical imaging centers, mobile radiography providers and private physician offices.
Radiography is the gateway to most other specialized imaging modalities. With additional education through either employer-based training or formal education, radiographers can progress to careers in Computed Tomograph (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Angiography, Mammography and Quality Management.
Students who complete the radiology technology program satisfactorily are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national certification exam. View Radiology Technology in the College Catalog
What Will I Earn?
If you plan to stay in the region, there are many occupations related to this program degree and certificates. In the 10-county region* surrounding Westmoreland County Community College, the earnings for occupations in this field range from $22.79 - $35.65 per hour, with an average hourly wage of $27.22.
It is important to remember that wages vary based on level of education, experience, job location and other factors.
Source: Data provided by Lightcast™ (https://lightcast.io/) 2023.1
* 10-county region includes Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland.
Students completing this program will be qualified to enter the work force as an entry level radiographer. Radiographers may find employment opportunities with hospitals, stand-alone medical imaging centers, mobile imaging providers and private practice physicians.
Basic Application Process - Health Professions
- Complete and submit an Application for Admission to
- Download the Radiology Technology Checklist and consult the College Catalog for details on additional requirements
- Complete and submit a Health Professions Programs Application
- Submit official transcript from all secondary schools attended, graduate equivalency degree (GED) programs and any other formal educational program beyond high school
- Application Deadline: January 12 prior to fall start
- Acceptance Notification: Mid-March