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How to Become an MRI Technician in Massachusetts

MRI Technician Training in Massachusetts

  1. Go to high school, graduate, and receive a high school diploma.
  2. Search for a school offering a program in Radiologic Technology. Massachusetts requires all radiologic technologists and technicians, including MRI technicians, graduate from a two-year program in radiologic technology.

  3. Take an additional one-year online or campus based Massachusetts MRI technician training program.
  4. Become nationally certified as a radiologic technologist through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Certification with the ARRT is a requirement of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Their exam is given at Pearson VUE testing centers across the nation. Test locations in Massachusetts include Boston, Waltham, Warwick, and Worcester. Application and examination information is at www.arrt.org/index.html?content=certification/appprocess.htm .
  5. Become certified as a MRI technician. This specialty exam is also available through the ARRT. Again, this test is given at Pearson VUE centers in Massachusetts and across the United States. Information is available at the link in step 4.
  6. Apply for a license to practice radiologic technology in Massachusetts. Applications can be found at www.mass.gov/Eeohhs2/docs/dph/environmental/radiationcontrol/radiologic_tech_application.pdf. It must be filled out completely and returned with a fee of $75 to:

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Health and Human Services
Department of Public Health
Bureau of Environmental Health
Radiation Control Program
Schrafft Center, Suite 1M2A
529 Main Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
(617) 242-3035

  1. Once you receive licensure from the Commonwealth, you can now look for a job as an MRI technician in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Potential employers of MRI technicians in the Commonwealth include Caritas Christi Health Care System in Fall River, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton.


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