Radiography

What is Radiography?

This program prepares you to become a radiographer who administers ionizing radiation for medical diagnostic imaging purposes. Emphasis is on radiation protection and quality patient care. The curriculum is comprised of specialized courses in radiography with concentrated study in the basic sciences, mathematics and general education.

average base pay
Based on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
$46,486
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low: $28k med: $46k high: $83k

What are my career choices?

In hospitals, health clinics, doctor s offices, outpatient medical centers, research laboratories, and industrial firms. A career in radiologic technology can lead in many directions. Radiologic technologists are needed in every health care setting. You could work in a large hospital, a suburban outpatient clinic or a rural physician's office. You could specialize in dozens of clinical areas including orthopedics. You could manage an entire radiology department, including its budget and personnel. You could teach, inspiring new generations of radiologic technologists, or you could perform research that leads to breakthroughs in diagnostic imaging or radiation therapy. With additional education, you could become trained in bone densitometry, breast sonography, cardiac-interventional radiography, mammography, quality management or registered radiologist assistant. The boundaries of your career in radiologic technology are determined only by your own abilities and interests.

Radiography Career Median Annual
SalaryBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
Advanced Imaging in Radiography $50,399
Radiography $46,486

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Degrees and Transfer

  • Radiography (Pathway 1)

Certificate

  • Advanced Imaging Radiography: Computed Tomography

Additional Information

Once enrolled in the Radiography program, you must achieve a minimum grade of "C" in each Radiography course. Upon completion of the program, you'll be eligible to apply to write the examination for registration as a radiographer by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Radiographers may find positions in hospitals, health clinics, and physicians' offices. Research laboratories and some industrial firms may also employ radiographers.

Note: CPR certificate must be obtained prior to enrolling in IMG (RADI) 100 and certification must be kept current throughout the program. The curriculum requires attendance in the summer session, fall and spring semesters.

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Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Program Contact

Homer Terry
Professor and Program Coordinator
606.487.3389
homer.terry@kctcs.edu

Tim Whittaker
Professor and Program Faculty
606.487.3390
tim.whittaker@kctcs.edu

Astor Halcomb
Professor and Clinical Coordinator
606.589.3310
astor.halcomb@kctcs.edu

Terri Fields
Administrative Assistant
606.487.3394
terri.fields@kctcs.edu