Skip to content

Radiologic Technology

Learn with Minot State
The Bachelor of Science with a major in Radiologic Technology at Minot State University offers two tracks of study: radiologic technology (x-ray imaging) and diagnostic sonography (ultrasound).

What is radiologic technology?
Radiologic technology involves using radiologic imaging such as x-ray, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. Some of these are related career areas requiring additional training beyond a bachelor’s degree.

What do radiology technologists and do?
When you choose a career as a radiology technologist, you will work with radiologists to diagnose and treat patients using radiologic imaging. You will explain procedures to patients, prepare and position patients for tests, and perform those tests while following radiologic safety procedures. You will also carefully monitor patients, develop film, and maintain and operate specialized equipment.

When you choose a career in diagnostic sonography, you will assist doctors in making accurate diagnoses by using imaging equipment and soundwaves to form images of many parts of the body. Your training will enable you to acquire and analyze sonographic images as you work closely with patients.

Career outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, radiologic and MRI technologists earn a median pay of $67,180 per year.

Offered: On campus

Be inspired . . . earn your radiologic technology degree

Experienced faculty
The radiologic technology program is part of Minot State University’s Division of Science. Based in Cyril Moore Science Center, the division is made up of highly-qualified instructors dedicated to student success.
Employment outlook
Employment of radiologic technologists is growing faster than average for all occupations. Although hospitals are the main employers, a number of new jobs will be in physicians’ offices and imaging centers. With an average starting salary of $45,000 and an above average job market growth, you will find success in the job market.
Studies start in the classroom
You’ll begin work on your degree in radiologic technology at Minot State by completing general education requirements and taking classes in mathematics, physics, anatomy and physiology, psychology, sociology, and other courses on the Minot State campus.
Degree completed in clinical setting
Once you’ve completed the necessary on-campus work, you can apply for admission to a school of radiologic technology. Minot State has agreements with six accredited schools, including Trinity Hospital School of Radiologic Technology in Minot.

Certification as a Registered Radiologic Technologist/Radiographer is based on successful completion of the American Registry for Radiologic Technologist (AART) exam. Minot State radiologic technology graduates have an excellent passing rate, often scoring in the 90th percentile or higher among all candidates taking the exam.

Certification as a Diagnostic Sonographer is based on successful completion of the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).

Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

All Minot State programs fulfill the requirements for licensure in the state of North Dakota. If you are seeking a professional license in a state other than North Dakota, learn more about program disclosures and licensure requirements at

chat code placeholder