Radiography Programs in New York

How to Become a Radiography in New York - Radiography programs in New York

In most community colleges, the most popular degree program is that of radiography. Because of its popularity, it is also one of the most difficult programs to get into. Each school can only accept so many new students into their radiography programs each year, so most of them have very strict admissions guidelines. The field of radiography involves doing imaging like x-rays. Some places call them x-ray technicians, but they are the same thing as radiographers. The radiographer is responsible for protecting themselves and the patient from getting extra radiation on parts of the body that do not need x-ray imaging. Some of their other duties include: maintaining the imaging equipment to ensure that it is always functioning properly, interpreting the imaging results and consulting with the doctor, and getting the patient to and from their exam room or hospital room and the x-ray room.

As previously mentioned, if you want to be a radiographer in New York, you need to get an associate's degree in radiography. Because of the strict admissions guidelines, there are certain things you have to do in order to be considered for program admission. You must make really good grades in science and math classes, complete some job shadowing of a radiographer on the job, and then complete an interview with the admissions committee. They have to require all of this so they can ensure the few students they are able to admit each year will be successful in completing the program.

For the most part, radiographers make really good money for what they do. In New York, they can make anywhere from $48,000 a year to $56,000 a year on the average. To put it in perspective, the average annual salary in the entire United States is around $55,000 a year, or around $27 an hour. But they work hard to get there and they work hard for their money once they get hired.

There is a lot of mathematics involved in the field of radiography. You also need to be sure that you can understand the doctor's instructions about what part of the body they need imaging of. There are different positions you need to put the patient in, depending on where the x-ray needs to be. So you will need to be sure you have the patient positioned correctly so that you get an accurate image of that part of the body. There have been misdiagnoses before because of faulty x-rays, so this is important to master.

On-Campus & Online Radiography Schools

37 Radiography Schools in New York

Broome Community College

Bronx Community College

  • 2155 University Avenue Bronx, NY 10453
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, Radiography, RN
    (718) 289-5100

Hostos Community College

  • 500 Grand Concourse Bronx, NY 10451
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, Radiography, RN
    (718) 518-4444

New York City Technical College

New York Methodist Hospital

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Long Island University

Trocaire College

Arnot Ogden Medical Center

  • 600 Roe Avenue Elmira, NY 14905
    Programs: Radiography, RN
    (607) 737-4100

St. John’s University

Nassau Community College

Glens Falls Hospital

  • 100 Park St Glens Falls, NY 12801
    Programs: Radiography
    (518) 926-3790

Long Island Univ/Cw Post Camp

  • 720 Northern Blvd Greenvale, NY 11548
    Programs: Radiography
    (516) 299-3075

St. James Mercy Hospital

  • 411 Canisteo St Hornell, NY 14843
    Programs: Radiography
    (607) 324-8265

W.C.A. Hospital

Women’s Christian Association Hospital

  • 207 Foote Ave Jamestown, NY 14701
    Programs: Radiography
    (716) 664-8366

Fulton – Montgomery Community College

  • 2805 State Highway 67 Johnstown, NY 12095
    Programs: ADN, CNA, Radiography, RN
    (518) 736-3622

La Guardia Community College

Orange County Community College

  • 115 South Street Middletown, NY 10940
    Programs: ADN, Radiography, RN
    (845) 344-6222

Bellevue Hospital Center

  • 462 1st Ave (at 27th St) New York, NY 10016
    Programs: Radiography
    (212) 562-4895

Harlem Hospital Center

  • 506 Malcolm X Blvd K New York, NY 10037
    Programs: Radiography
    (212) 939-3480

South Nassau Communities Hospital

  • 1 Healthy Way Oceanside, NY 11572
    Programs: Radiography
    (516) 632-4678

Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Medical Center

  • 75 Beekman St Plattsburgh, NY 12901
    Programs: Radiography
    (518) 562-7510

St. John’s University

  • Queens, NY 11439
    Programs: Radiography

Peconic Bay Medical Center

  • 1300 Roanoke Ave Riverhead, NY 11901
    Programs: Radiography
    (631) 548-6183

Monroe Community College

Mercy Medical Center

  • 1000 N Village Ave Rockville Centre, NY 11571
    Programs: Radiography
    (516) 705-2274

Niagara County Community College

North Country Community College

SUNY HSC at Stony Brook

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Hudson Valley Community College

Faxton-St Luke’s Healthcare

  • 1705 Burrstone Rd. Utica, NY 13413
    Programs: Radiography
    (315) 624-9260

St Elizabeth Medical Center

  • 2209 Genesee St. Utica, NY 13501
    Programs: ADN, Radiography, RN
    (315) 798-8100

Westchester Community College

  • 75 Grasslands Road Valhalla, NY 10595
    Programs: ADN, LPN, Radiography, RN
    (914) 606-6600

St Josephs Medical Center

  • 127 S Broadway Yonkers, NY 10701
    Programs: Radiography
    (914) 751-0391