Radiology Tech School in Missouri - MO
There are eighteen (18) Missouri radiology technician schools that offer either a degree or a certificate in radiology technology. These programs include eight certificate programs (offered through hospitals or clinics), eight associate degree programs (offered through community colleges or technical academies), and two bachelor’s degree programs (offered through four year colleges or universities).
Certificate programs are one to two year programs that are offered only through a hospital or clinic and all of the classroom learning and clinical experiences are supervised by instructors on staff at the facility. Associate degree programs are also two-year programs, with the classroom education provided onsite and the clinical learning offered at offsite clinics or hospitals that are affiliated with the school. Bachelor’s degree programs require a four year commitment to complete; as with the associate’s degree program, classroom education is offered onsite and the clinical component is performed at affiliated clinics or hospitals. The bachelor’s degree program provides a more in depth study of the field, but all three types of programs will adequately prepare an individual to take the next step to becoming a radiologic technologist.
Additionally, some radiology technologists will choose to pursue advanced certifications in a subspecialty such as nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, sonography, or mammography. This can be done prior to employment or even while employed. Some employers will provide financial assistance for continuing into an advanced certification.