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ULM’s Rad Tech program ranked nationally

Published September 9, 2016

MONROE, La. — The University of Louisiana Monroe’s online program in radiologic technology was ranked in the nation’s “Best Online Colleges for Radiological Sciences” by OnlineColleges.com.

The program ranked number eight overall and number three in affordability. Schools joining ULM on the list were La Roche College, Siena Heights University, Clarkson College, Oregon Institute of Technology, and more.

The program’s director, Brett Bennett, says he is excited to have the program recognized nationally.

“The value of the program to our students equates to a great value of those students to the communities in which they serve patients," said Bennett. "This gives ULM the opportunity to enhance the level of patient care and exam quality to communities throughout the country."

Radiologic technology involves the study of medical imaging. Medical imaging is used in procedures as routine as the X-ray of a broken arm or as complex as oncological radiation therapy. Technologists are employed in hospitals, physician's offices, clinics and public health and educational facilities.

ULM’s program in radiologic technology is designed for associate degree or certificate radiologic technologists that are registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) – the national organization that develops and delivers the registry exam that all radiography students must pass to earn the initials “R.T. (R)” after their name. 

The profession of radiologic technology is expanding rapidly and offers a wide range of employment opportunities. According to the ranking, the annual average salary for radiologic technologists is $56,670 with over 195,000 job openings annually.  

To learn more about ULM’s online radiologic technology program, visit https://www.ulm.edu/radtech

To view the complete ranking, visit http://www.onlinecolleges.com/health/radiologic-science.html#methodology