Some interesting facts about radiology schools in Georgia
- There are only 2 schools offering radiology bachelor’s degree programs in the state and 3 offering certificate programs
- There are 12 institutions offering associate degree programs and 13 universities plus colleges offering degree programs on the same
- The average student population of student pursuing radiology certifications in Tennessee if approximately 6,000 students.
- On average, the annual tuition for radiology career schools and community colleges is about $16,000
- About 80 positions are vacated on a yearly basis and 35 more new positions are created. This makes for 115 vacant positions yearly
- The estimated growth rate for radiology jobs in Tennessee by 2020 is approximated to be 6%
- Tennessee has 3% of the total radiology technician jobs in the nation
How to become a radiology technician in Tennessee
Just like in most of the other states, radiology technicians in Tennessee are expected to be licensed in order to operate in the region. However, before the licensing phase, you should pass through all the study stages. To be on the safe side, it would be wise for one to pursue both a bachelors and associate degree in radiology. This increases your chances of getting a well-up in the market today. Either way, you should pass your Medical College Admission Test first before enrolling into any of the Tennessee radiology institutions. The exam is meant to test your science skills as well as some basic skills such as communication and writing. Another test that you will have to pass is that of ARRT (American Registry of Radiology Technologists). This one specifically will be required before the licensing phase. After getting enrolled into the institution of your choice, you will have to go through a 4 year training program (2 years for lectures, 2 years supervised in the field), after which you will go for your residency.
Career opportunities for radiology technicians in Tennessee
According to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, there is a likely 6% growth for radiology jobs in the state. Although the current growth rate has decreased by a certain margin, there are still plenty of jobs in the state. Some of the viable options include state hospitals in the state, medical clinics, physician offices, imaging centers and government agencies.