How to Become a Radiology Tech in Ohio - OH
In Ohio, a radiology tech is oftentimes referred to as an Xray technician or a General X Ray Machine Operator (GXMO). Below are the licensing requirements as indicated by the Ohio State Department of Health on how to become a radiology tech in Ohio.
- All applicants must complete a ‘GXMO didactic educational program’ accredited by the Ohio Department of Health, or be actively enrolled in a radiology tech training program at an accredited institution.
- Once completed, each applicant must then sit for the state GXMO examination. This registration and passing score of this exam must then be submitted to the Cleveland Clinic.
- The third step, required only in Ohio, involves the completion of at least one Department of Health accredited GXMO clinical educational program.
Ohio Radiology Tech Associations:
Ohio Society of Radiologic Technicians The OSRT was created to advocate for radiology techs and related professionals through research, education, the advancement of radiologic technology.
Ohio Department of Health:
The ODH Department of Radiologic Technology is the issuing body of all radiologic licenses for Radiographers, Nuclear Medicine Technologists, Radiation Therapists and General X-ray Machine Operators (GXMO) in the state. The program includes over 16,000 operators and 48 educational and continuing education facilities.