Associates Degree In Radiology Online

Looking for radiology technician programs that will prepare you for a career in this exciting medical field without having to finish four or more years of college? There are several radiology degree programs that can help you achieve this goal. Consider the following top 10 radiology programs if you are thinking of a career in this field:

1. Anthem College has a Limited Scope X-ray Technician program at its location in Denver, CO, and its Portland, OR campus also offers dental assisting, massage, medical assisting, medical billing & coding, pharmacy technician and surgical technologist programs.

2. Argosy University offers an Associate of Applied Science in Radiology Technology at its Twin Cities, MN campus, as well as an Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology and Associate of Science in Radiation Therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is there Any schools that offer a online associates degree in Radiology Tech?
    I've researched it, but it's hard to find. I've heard that there are some that you can get a degree online (i've graduated high-school '09) and just study under the closest hospital nearest where you are that has the accreditation that is needed.
    Could you please tell me of some schools online where I could earn my degree? Thankyou!

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know of any, but you can find accredited radiography schools here: http://www.jrcert.org/cert/Search.jsp

  2. QUESTION:
    Can i get a bachelor`s degree like this for Radiology?
    I know that a associate`s degree for Radiology is 2 years and a Bachelor`s degree is four years. If i complete my Associate degree for radiology do i just take 2 extra years in order to get my bachelor`s or do i have to do a extra 4 years. If that is possible can i get a associate degree at a local college and then get my bachelor`s degree online?

    • ANSWER:
      Generally if you are getting an Associate's in Radiography then you will take about two years of prerequisites then do two years of the Radiography program. So it will be about 4 years or maybe a little less. From start to finish because you will have to wait until the fall for a program to start it will probably be four years total. With a Bachelors in Radiography you have to have about 60 hours of prerequisites and that will take you two years then two years of the program. So it will be four years there too. I think if you are going to want your bachelors in this then you should do it first. However, a bachelor's will not get you more money. It will open doors to be a manager, supervisor or to go on to medical school, RA school, or a master's in Health management.

  3. QUESTION:
    How do I obtain an associates in radiography online?
    I want to be a radiologist, but I heard you can obtain an associates degree in radiology/radiography and get an entry level position at a hospital or doctors office. Then you can obtain hands on teaching and go back and receive your certification. Is this true? If so what is an accredited school that porvides the online associate degree needed?

    • ANSWER:
      A radiologist is a doctor.

      There is no way to become a radiologic technologist online. It is a very hands-on program. You can find accredited radiography programs here: https://www.arrt.org/index.html?content=nd/listOfSchools.ndm/listSchools&iframe=yes

  4. QUESTION:
    Bachelors degree in radiology?
    I have an associates degree in radiology science. Does anyone know of any good websites that offer online classes for an associate degree in radiology or a phd in nuclear medicine?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know about the PhD.

      Online bachelors:
      Siena Heights University
      Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences

  5. QUESTION:
    does anyone know of any online college that i can get an associate degree in radiology to be an x-ray tech?
    please anyinfo would be great thank u

    • ANSWER:
      You may be able to take some online classes, but keep in mind that you will have to have a lot of actual clinical time. You cannot learn radiologic technology from your home.

      Try this site to find schools: http://jrcert.org/cert/Search.jsp

  6. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know if there is a way to earn your first year radiological tech degree on line?
    I am looking for a way to earn my associates degree in radiology. I have looked fairly well though out the net, but I can only seem to find continued learning after you have gone though a radiological program, and or have an associates degree. If anyone has seen anything along the lines of a first year online radiology program, I would greatly appreciate if you would say where you have.

    • ANSWER:
      I think you actually have to go to class for a radiology degree because it requires clinical time. Since you have to practice your trade, it requires your presence in person.

  7. QUESTION:
    Are there accredited Sonographer programs for online study? What about Radiology Techs?
    I live in a fairly rural area and am looking to persue a career as either a Radiology Tech or Sonographer. I have an associates degree in communications so I was wondering if there are any online programs for certification without having to take the whole associates program again. All I can find for online schooling have to do with Associate of Applied Science Programs. Any help is greatly appreciated :)

    • ANSWER:
      Nothing online, you need tons of clinical hours in the hospital for hands on patient care.

  8. QUESTION:
    What colleges in Texas and Florida offer an Associate's Degree in Radiology?
    NO ONLINE SCHOOLS

    • ANSWER:
      Florida:
      Manatee Community College
      Brevard Community College
      Keiser University/Daytona Beach Campus
      Indian River Community College
      Keiser University/Ft. Lauderdale Campus
      MedVance Institute-Ft. Lauderdale/KIMC Investments, Inc.
      Edison College
      Santa Fe Community College
      Keiser University/Melbourne Campus
      MedVance Institute-Miami/KIMC Investments, Inc.
      Miami Dade College (Medical Center Campus)
      Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences
      Valencia Community College
      Palm Beach Community College
      MedVance Institute - West Palm Beach Campus/KIMC Investments, Inc.
      Gulf Coast Community College
      Pensacola Junior College (Warrington Campus)
      Keiser University/Sarasota Campus
      Hillsborough Community College (Dale Mabry Campus)
      Polk Community College

      Texas:
      Amarillo College
      Austin Community College (Eastview Campus)
      Lamar Institute of Technology
      University of Texas at Brownsville & Texas Southmost College
      Blinn College
      Montgomery College
      Del Mar College
      Cy-Fair College
      El Centro College
      El Paso Community College
      Galveston College
      Houston Community College System/ Coleman College of Health Sciences
      Tarrant County College (Northeast Campus)
      Laredo Community College
      South Plains College (Reese Center)
      Angelina College
      Midland College
      Odessa College
      San Jacinto College Central
      St. Philip's College
      Tyler Junior College
      McLennan Community College
      Wharton County Junior College
      Midwestern State University

  9. QUESTION:
    do they offer online classes for what i want to go for?
    Im attending south plains college in plainview Texas and i finally found what im interested in.. does south plains college offer online courses for radiology technician or maybe ultrasound technician? if they do how much more money will i have to pay and how long will i have to go online for? im planning on getting an associates degree.

    Thanks in advanced!! :)

    • ANSWER:
      As already mentioned, these careers require hands-on training. It is possible that you could take some pre-eq courses online, just make sure you find out what classes are required before you can apply, and that they will transfer to whatever school has the program. For Sonography (ultrasound), here is the link for accredited programs: http://www.caahep.org/Find-An-Accredited-Program/

  10. QUESTION:
    Career change to Radiology: How to specialize in MRI / CT?
    I have a bachelor's in Business, and have been working for 18 years in design (first textbook publishing, then later in building renovations). I'm interested in switching to the health care field (for job stability/income reasons, as well as the fact I have an interest in health). I'm currently taking prerequisite courses, so I can apply for a Radiology Tech program (an associates degree program). I'm in touch with several local colleges that offer the associates degree in Radiology, but I'm interested specifically in how I work towards a position in MRI, or CT, or sonography (which seems to pay a bit better than a simple radiology tech). I get the impression that most MRI or CT techs have the same radiography education (and certification) as basic radiology/radiography techs, and then they simply get on-the-job training for MRI/CT.... is this correct? Or, is there additional certification necessary? I'd be interested in hearing from people who started out with a basic radiology/radiography certification, and who then moved into MRI or CT, or sonography. How did you do this? Is the pay significantly better? What other areas of radiology (or what career path) would you recommend to someone who is just starting this career change? Thank you. You can respond online, or directly to my email.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, CT and MRI techs cross-train on the job after becoming a rad tech. After doing it for so long, you can take the ARRT registry in those modalities. Sonography requires additional schooling. You can find more information here: https://www.asrt.org/content/abouttheprofession/_AboutTheProfession.aspx

      Salary info: https://www.asrt.org/media/pdf/research/wss2007/wss07annualcompensation.pdf

  11. QUESTION:
    radiology schools near army bases?
    I'm looking for army bases with colleges that offer radiology programs for an associates degree. Somewhere within 30mins driving distance. My husband is looking for another duty station to request, and I am still in college. We are currently at Fort Drum, and the nearest school that offers this programs is in Utica (2hrs away) and 4 yr degree at Syracuse (1 1/2hrs away)...Anyone know anything? I've been looking online for days and coming up empty handed!

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    Radiological Tech degree...?
    My ultimate goal is to earn my degree in Radiology (tech). I am unable to physically attend a campus based program at this point in my life (active duty military). Would it be beneficial to earn my associates in health science and then once I am able enroll in a radiology program? Would I have to take the entire course or would a degree in health science allow me to take only the "radiology" courses?

    any information or anyone who knows of an online radiology program would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      You can take courses online but that courses should be strictly accredited from a reputed institute. Also you need to take some basic courses but that I am not sure that are actually available online or not. These courses are organic chemistry, biology, anatomy and physiology. You need to be careful while opting for an online degree. You also need to confirm the specifications along with the courses that are required that you should take.

  13. QUESTION:
    Kaplan College vs Ashford University?
    I am looking into getting my associates degree online. I am thinking of these two schools. So I have several questions:

    Do you know anything about either of these schools?

    Will WIA pay for an online degree?

    Which school do you think is better known?

    Anything else you would like to add would be appreciated. I would like to pursue a career in Radiation Therapy or Radiology tech, not sure which.
    Thanks for the info so far, I am thinking about an online degree as opposed to a campus degree because I have an elderly father I help care for and I have a 6 year old daughter.

    • ANSWER:
      All three schools — Kaplan, Ashford, and Walden — have no credibility. Many employers routinely toss all job applications listing degrees from these schools directly in the trash.

      Incidentally, there are too many Radiation techs for too few jobs.

  14. QUESTION:
    radiology therapist career?
    I live in Illinois. Is there a good college I can go to that I can get a degree, like an associates or bachelors that I can get a career in radiology therapy? Please help! Is the career good? Worth it? I do live in Aurora,IL. and do not want to drive more than an hour away. or I can do online. does not matter. HELP WITH RADIOLOGY THERAPY PLEASE

    • ANSWER:
      Do you mean radiation therapist (treats cancer patients) or radiologic technologist (takes x-rays)? Either way, you can find accredited radiation therapy and radiography programs here: https://www.arrt.org/index.html?content=nd/listOfSchools.ndm/listSchools&iframe=yes
      Neither can be done online.

  15. QUESTION:
    Bachelor's in Health Science - What is it good for?
    I am currently a Radiology Tech. seeking a BHS, but I only have a technical degree, not an associates. I would need to do 4 years of school for the BHS, besides the 2 I already wasted on the Rad Tech. Bad choice I know.

    But, Nova University offers this degree online. That way I can continue working and studying at the same time. The question is, what is this degree good for? I've done some research but I am worried that it won't be good for anything other than a stepping stone to a higher degree or to med school or something big like that. And there goes another 4 yrs and K on something that will do me no good.

    Can anyone with a BHS or with experience on the subject tell me some options for the degree? I wouldn't mind going into administrative work or even teach at a technical school if I can do that..

    • ANSWER:
      Hmmmmm..I can only tell you from my own personal experience but I did Pima's associates program then went on to do their BSRS online while I was working. The initial program cost me 25K but my job paid a big chuck of that back. The BSRS cost 11K and I am still paying that directly to the school at no interest. That is the way I did it, it is good to have because it could mean the difference between having a job or not (sometimes in the job description it says required: associates, desired: bachelors). Also, some facilities pay more for higher learning others do not. I just wanted it for my own personal satisfaction. Hope you find what you are looking for!

  16. QUESTION:
    What should I major in at Med School?
    Ok here goes. I dont not live in the US, but I am a US greencard holder. In this summer I will be going to a school in my home land where i'll be studying to be an Officer in Change of Navigational Watch ( I will receive an Associates Degree). The thing is I am torn between two! I love anything in the Marine Industry, and I love Radiology. After I get my Associates Degree i dont know where to go from there. I will we working at sea, probably for 6 months, and for the 6 months that follow I will be on land. I was therefore wondering if there are any online med programs i could do?? And i have no clue wat to major in to become a Radiologist. I need some advice please. Also do you suggest that I study any courses online, especially when it relates to medicine?

    • ANSWER:
      You can either do a short (2-year) program to be a radiology tech, or become a radiologist. A radiologist has a bachelors degree and the premed classes (any major is fine for this), 4 years of medical school (everyone there takes the same classes, there's no major in med school) and then 5 years of residency (training) in radiology. You cannot do this online, any part of it. It all requires lab work.

  17. QUESTION:
    Distance Education for Radiological Technologist?
    So im a junior and i do correspondence school for high school and make straight A's. I have no clue about college stuff...lol i find it confusing. I want to be a radiological technologist but i dont want to go to a university..i want to do most of it online or where they send books to me. Theres only 1 school in the state that is accredited for radiology that is distance education. Its reward is an associate degree in science..i guess specifically for radiology. My question is, can i hold a full-time job and complete an associates degree in 2-years with a distance learning course from an accredited community college? and.. like...do i have to do anything after that? the people who accredit the schools website had lists of "clinical settings" idk if thats where i would go for like..a final test? or what? or like...if thats places that employ radiological technologists? im not sure. thanks..i just need this allll explained to me in plain english. i need to be able to do ALL things except things at local hospitals online because i will be living too far from the college. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Clinicals are where you are actually learning the exams and doing the procedures on patients. This is not negotiable. Where do you live?


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