Radiological Sciences

A radiographer is a member of the health care team, providing doctors with images needed to diagnose medical conditions or trauma. Skills needed for the field include adaptability and creativity. Like many health care fields, radiology is both a science and an art, with a high degree of patient interaction.

A radiographer uses ionizing radiation to image all parts of the body. Experience is obtained in trauma, special procedures, surgery, and diagnostic areas. Additional areas one may enter upon graduation are Sonography, Medical Resonant Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Oncology, Mammography, Cardiac Catherization Lab and Angiography.

Where You Could Go

Employment settings include hospitals, outpatient imaging centers, clinics, private offices, and mobile services.

NC State has over 40 agreements with four-year colleges and universities, to provide a smooth transition for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Through university partnerships, some four-year courses are also offered on the NC State campus or online.

$55,231Average Yearly Salary

Take x rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient’s blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other scanning modalities.

$37,765Average Yearly Salary

Maintain and use equipment and supplies necessary to demonstrate portions of the human body on x-ray film or fluoroscopic screen for diagnostic purposes.

National Certification

Our graduates have demonstrated a 99.3% first-time exam pass rate over the last 10 years.