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Cleveland Clinic School of Diagnostic Imaging

Euclid Hospital Health Center Room 306

18901 Lakeshore Blvd. Euclid, OH 44119  

 

For more information contact Gloria Albrecht, MS, RT(R)

216-692-7512 galbrech@ccf.org or fill out the on-line contact form.

General Radiologic Technology Information

A radiographer, or radiologic technologist, is a healthcare professional who provides an essential service for the diagnosis and treatment of injury and disease. A radiographer administers radiation in the form of x-rays to create images (radiographs) of the human body for use in diagnosing medical conditions.To practice as a radiographer in the state of Ohio, the graduate must successfully pass the national registry certification examination from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).  In addition, the state of Ohio requires registered radiographers to possess a radiologic license from the Ohio Department of Health. 

Some radiologic technologists specialize in advanced diagnostic imaging technologies such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Because they are often dealing with people in physical and/or emotional pain, radiologic technologists must be sensitive to the needs of their patients. In addition, they must be detail-oriented team players and able to follow doctors’ directions explicitly. Documentation and maintenance of patients' records is also a requirement of the radiologic technologist profession. Operating complicated equipment requires mechanical ability and manual dexterity, while long periods of standing and lifting patients requires physical stamina.

Radiologic technologists may work full or part time. Since hospitals are open 24 hours, weekend and evening hours are sometimes required. Potential radiation hazards exist in this field however, protective equipment such as lead gloves and aprons and other shielding devices, minimize exposure. In addition, technologists wear badges that measure radiation levels in their work area. Detailed records are kept on their cumulative lifetime radiation doses.

Opportunities and Salary

An increasingly aging population requiring diagnostic services should spur job growth for radiographers, predicts the federal government. In fact, some employers are already reporting shortages of qualified technologists. Those with additional credentials, such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR), or with multiple skills, will find more job opportunities available to them.

Radiologic technology may be attractive to those seeking flexibility in their work schedules. 20 percent of the 275,000 technologists employed in 2008 worked part time. Hospitals should remain the chief employer of technologists; however, more physicians’ offices and clinics, including diagnostic imaging centers, are expected to employ greater numbers of technologists.

The ASRT Wage and Salary Survey 2010, conducted by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and the ASRT Education and Research Foundation, shows that Radiologic Technologists nationwide earn an average annual pay of $53,953.  In the Cleveland Clinic Health System, new graduates start at an average annual pay of $39,000.

 

 

State Licensure

State law requires that all radiographers who work in the state of Ohio obtain a Radiologic License from the State of Ohio Department of Health. Radiology students who are in their second year of the program also have the opportunity to take the Ohio General X-Ray Machine Operator license exam and obtain their GXMO license. With this license the student may be able to work in a limited capacity at select radiography departments while still in the program. 

After graduation from an accredited radiography program, students are eligible to take the ARRT registry exam. Upon successfully passing the exam, they are eligible to apply for a Radiographic Licensure through the State of Ohio Department of Health.

Professional Certification and Licensure Disclosure

JRCERT

 

Euclid Hospital/Cleveland Clinic Health System  
Professional Certification and Licensure Disclosure Statement  
State Does the program meet the national certification requirements (ARRT)? Requirements for State Licensure for Each State Date Verified and Updated by Program
Yes No State License Requirements
Alabama X   Does not license personnel. 11/20/2020
Alaska X   Does not license personnel.  
Arizona X   ARRT  
Arkansas X   Graduate of JRCERT accredited program, ARRT  
California X   Graduate of state approved program, ARRT. Fluoro license requires graduate of state approved fluoro program OR JRCERT accredited program and ARRT   
Colorado X   ARRT  
Connecticut X   Graduate of state approved program or JRCERT accredited program, ARRT  
Delaware X   Graduate of JRCERT accredited program, ARRT  
District of Columbia X   Does not license personnel.  
Florida X   Graduate of accredited program, FL state license exam, ARRT  
Georgia X   Does not license personnel.  
Hawaii X   ARRT  
Idaho X   Does not license personnel.  
Illinois X   ARRT  
Indiana X   Graduate from state approved program, ARRT  
Iowa X   ARRT  
Kansas X   Graduate from state approved program, ARRT   
Kentucky X   Graduate from state approved program, ARRT  
Louisiana X   ARRT  
Maine X   ARRT  
Maryland X   Graduate from JRCERT program, ARRT  
Massachusetts X   ARRT  
Michigan  X   Does not license personnel.  
Minnesota X   ARRT  
Mississippi X   ARRT  
Missouri X   Does not license personnel.  
Montana X   24 month course of study in state approved program, ARRT  
Nebraska X   Minimum 12 month course of study in state aproved program, ARRT  
Nevada X   Graduate from state approved or JRCERT program, ARRT  
New Hampshire X   ARRT  
New Jersey X   24 month course of study in state or JRCERT approved program, ARRT  
New Mexico X   ARRT  
New York X   Graduate from state approved program, ARRT  
North Carolina X   Does not license personnel.  
North Dakota X   ARRT  
Ohio X   ARRT; accredited program for state license  
Oklahoma X   Does not license personnel.  
Oregon X   ARRT  
Pennsylvania X   ARRT but does not license personnel  
Rhode Island X   ARRT; state approved training program  
South Carolina X   ARRT or JRCERT accredited program  
South Dakota X   Does not license personnel.  
Tennessee X   ARRT  
Texas X   Graduate from state approved program, ARRT  
Utah X   ARRT  
Vermont X   Graduate from ARRT approved program; ARRT  
Virginia X   ARRT  
Washington X   ARRT  
West Virginia X   Graduate from JRCERT program, ARRT  
Wisconsin X   ARRT or state approved or JRCERT accredited program  
Wyoming X   ARRT  
         
* All JRCERT accredited programs meet the curricular requirements for state licensure and national certification. 
JRCERT: The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology  
ARRT: The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists  

Gainful Employment Disclosure Report

The following program information is available in our Gainful Employment Disclosure Report as required by the Department of Education:

§  Tuition and fees

§  Books and supplies

§  Financial aid options

§  Program length

§  Program completion information

§  Job placement information

§  Program accreditation agency

         

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