Radiologic Science

Radiologic technologists use imaging technology to help identify what is happening in the bones, organs, tissues, and vessels of a patient’s body. By earning your Associate of Science in Radiologic Science at Vermont State University, you’ll gain the imaging skills to help identify life-threatening conditions and prevent disease. 

Through coursework and hands-on experience in clinical settings, you will be introduced to general, fluoroscopic, trauma, orthopedic, and surgical imaging. You’ll also learn how to use effective non-verbal, oral, and written communication in patient care.  

Program graduates may apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam. Passing this exam opens the door to cross-training in CT, mammography, and more.

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Why Study Radiologic Science at Vermont State?

  • Great earning potential: Radiologic technologists earn a median annual salary of $61,370.* 
  • Prepare for further study: As you approach program completion, you’ll observe other areas of medical imagery that you might want to add to your skill set in the future, including computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and mammography.  
  • Higher pass rate on AART exam: 98% of our students pass the exam on their first try. The national average is 83.5%. Of students who successfully pass the exam, 100% are employed by graduation. 
  • A variety of employment opportunities: Radiographers are employed in a variety of industries with their technical expertise in the use of imaging equipment — not just in hospitals and medical centers.
  • Advanced experiential learning: After you have successfully completed your clinical requirements, you will be offered the opportunity to participate in clinical rotations in advanced imaging areas (CT, MRI, US, Mammo, and Interventional). 

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Financial Aid for Radiologic Science Students

Vermont State University is providing a high-quality, affordable degree in radiologic science to students across Vermont and beyond. More than 80 percent of Vermont State students are awarded financial aid, including new students, transfer students, international students, out-of-state students, and first-generation students. Our financial aid team is here to help you explore all your options.

Internships & Jobs in Radiologic Science

Job security is very strong in this high-demand field. 100% of our students who pass the AART exam are employed by the time they graduate. 98% of our students pass the AART exam on their first try. (The national average first-time pass rate is 83.5%.)

In addition to providing life-saving services to patients in hospitals and medical centers, radiographers can also pursue a variety of jobs outside of the hospital setting, with their technical expertise in the use of imaging equipment. Other job types include:

  • Technical advisors
  • Application specialists
  • Representatives for radiologic equipment and supply manufacturers
  • Federal government and Armed Forces radiographers
  • Public health professionals
  • Radiologic science instructors
  • Clinic staff and managers

Student Stories

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“I was drawn to radiologic science for the technical aspects, as well as for patient care. I knew I wanted a career that would allow me to provide empathetic and compassionate care to patients. While I initially applied for nursing, I made the switch to radiologic science and I am so happy that I did! I truly feel that this field is the best fit for me.” 

Megan Coyne, ’22