How to Become a Radiology Tech in Nebraska - NE
The advances in science and medicine are making the field of radiology one that has more and more openings every year. There are a variety of ways to develop a career in this field in Nebraska. One can perform general functions or specialize in an area without necessarily going back to school after the initial licensure and certification.
Nebraska requires that individuals who practice radiology in the state be licensed through the state of Nebraska as well as nationally certified. In fact, to become licensed to practice radiology in the state of Nebraska, one must first become certified on a national level.
Future Radiology Technicians can best begin their career by completing high school. After high school they can move on to an accredited school to work toward a degree in radiology. To work in any area of radiology, the minimum of an associate degree should be earned. Nebraska radiology tech training programs are available as well as online options. Naturally, those who earn a higher degree will likely earn more than the average Radiology Technician salary in Nebraska, which happens to be around $65,000.
Once the degree is earned, the applicant will need to be able to prove their competency in this field on an informal level. This may be done through letters of reference or by some other type of verification. Applicants should also be able to pass a background check. When all of these qualifications are met, then the applicant can request an application from either the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Applicants should fill out the application in full and return it to either board along with the additionally requested information and applicable fees. Such additional information may include but not be limited to a fingerprint card, identification verification, transcripts and/or letters of recommendation.
Once the appropriate paperwork has been submitted and al the criteria met, applicants are able to sit for the exam. Those who have not yet met all of the qualifications may find that they are eligible to sit for the “limited scope” exam. Passing this exam will enable to applicant to test for a limited license so that they may practice some of the limited aspects of radiology while they are working on the completion of their education. Those who are able may test for the full exam. Once the rest is completed with passing scores, the applicant will be licensed and able to practice radiology.
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
1255 Northland Drive
St. Paul, Minnesota 55120-1155
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services: Division of Public Health
Office of Radiological Health
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509
This information was found through the following resources: American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services: Division of Public Health, Indeed.com and the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.