As a radiologic technologist, you’ll produce x-ray films (radiographs) of parts of the human body. You’ll also use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) which uses giant magnets and radio waves, rather than radiation to create an image, as well as CT (computerized tomography) scans where cross-sectional views are taken of the inside of the body. All of these important technologies play an important role in helping physicians diagnose medical problems and treat patients.

The field of radiology is constantly changing as new technological advances make diagnostic imaging faster, clearer and more informative. And you’ll be ready to succeed in this fast-growing field, playing your part in delivering the best patient care.

This is a rigorous 4-year undergraduate program that requires completing 4 or more semesters of preclinical course work to prepare for the 2-year professional and clinical training. You have your choice of 6 clinical affiliate options in the Greater Milwaukee area or Madison, Wisconsin.

The six options are:

  1. Aurora St. Luke’s School of Radiologic Technology in Milwaukee, WI.
    Academic classes and clinical experience provided off campus by the clinical affiliate.
  2. Froedert School of Radiologic Technology in Milwaukee, WI.
    Academic classes and clinical experience provided off campus by the clinical affiliate.
  3. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), sponsored Radiologic Technology Program.
    Academic classes provided on campus and clinical experience provided off campus through affiliations with Columbia St. Mary’s Hospitals and Clinics, The Orthopaedic Hospital of WI, and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
  4. University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) Radiologic Technology School in Madison, WI.
    Academic classes and clinical experience provided off campus by the clinical affiliate.
  5. Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints School of Radiologic Technology in Racine, WI.
    Academic classes and clinical experience provided off campus by the clinical affiliate.
  6. Wheaton Franciscan-St. Joseph’s School of Radiologic Technology in Milwaukee, WI.
    Academic classes and clinical experience provided off campus by the clinical affiliate.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to write the national registration exam offered through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Accreditation

Accredidation

The College of Health Sciences Radiologic Technology clinical training programs are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Dr., Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300
www.jrcert.org

Admission to UWM

Admission to UWM

New College Students

On your application for admission to UW-Milwaukee, select “Radiologic Technology” as your intended area of study. You will be classified as “Radiologic Technology-Intended” upon admission to the University.

After you have completed the prerequisite courses during your first two years of study, you will be eligible to apply for admission to the major and professional core courses.

Transfer Students

Application Procedure

Application Procedure
Submit a UW System application and all appropriate transcripts to the Department of Admissions & Recruitment. If you meet UWM standard admission requirements, you will be admitted directly into the College of Health Sciences as “Biomedical Sciences Intended” major with a Radiologic Technology submajor.

UWM Application Priority Dates
  • Fall: July 1
  • Spring: December 1

General Education Requirements for CHS

General Education Requirements for CHS
The following courses are required if you wish to receive your associate or bachelor’s degree:

UW-Colleges
Associate Degree
GER DesignationUW-Milwaukee Bachelor Degree
3-6Humanities6
3-6Fine Arts/Arts3
11Natural Science/
Laboratory Science/
Math Science
6
9Social Science6
3Application and PerformanceN/A
N/AForeign Language**
3*Ethnic Studies/Cultural Diversity3
3*Interdisciplinary StudiesN/A

*You may take a 3 credit course in Humanities, Fine Arts, Natural Science, or Social Science that will satisfy the Ethnic Studies/Cultural Diversity and/or the Interdisciplinary Studies requirement.

**For an explanation of the Foreign Language graduation requirement, refer to the General Education Requirement Policy.

Some courses required for the Biomedical Sciences Radiologic Technology major also meet General Education Requirements. Contact your UWM College of Health Sciences advisor for additional information.

Transfer from UW Colleges

Transfer from UW Colleges
Course Requirements for Entry into the Major

Direct admission to the major is not possible upon transfer; students transfer in as “Intended” and are required to apply and interview for clinical placement. Only students admitted to clinical training are admitted to the major.

UW-COLLEGES Course UWC Course TitleUW-MILWAUKEE
ENG 102English Composition II ENGLISH 102
MAT 110 College AlgebraMATH 105
CHE 125* (4cr)Introductory ChemistryCHEM 101*
CHE 204 (4cr) Applied Survey of BiochemistryCHEM 103
OR***
CHE 203*** (3cr) &
CHE 211* (1cr)
Survey of Biochemistry
Biochemistry Laboratory
CHEM 103
CHEM 103
PHY 110* (4cr)Physics For Health ProfessionsPHYSICS 110*
BIO 280** &
BIO 281**
Human Anatomy
Human Physiology
BIO SCI 202* &
BIO SCI 203*
OR**
BIO 285 &
BIO 286
Anatomy & Physiology
Anatomy & Physiology
BIO SCI 202* &
BIO SCI 203*
MAT 117Elementary StatisticsMTHSTAT 215****

*Minimum grades of “C” are required in this course for the BMS-Radiologic Technology major.

**The combination of BIO 280 (was: PHS 235) and BIO 281 (was: ZOO 234) at any UW College is equivalent to the combination of BIO SCI 202 GE:NS+ 4 credits and BIO SCI 203 GE:NS+ 4 credits at UW-Milwaukee.

***CHE 203 taken WITHOUT CHE 211 is equivalent to CHEM ELECTIVE and NOT applicable to the major.

****Will serve as a substitute for KIN 270 in the UWM BMS Radiologic Technology curriculum.

Required Courses for Entry into the Major that are NOT Available in the UW Colleges’ Curriculum

Not applicable.

Students must have earned a 3.00 GPA at UWM by end of the Fall semester during which they apply. As a result, students are encouraged to transfer to UWM after a maximum of two semesters at a UWC campus and are encourage to start at UWM during the Fall semester. It is possible to be concurrently enrolled at a UWC and at UWM. Concurrent enrollment would allow you to take the required courses for your major at UWM while finishing up other course work at a UWC. Please contact an advisor at the UWC Student Services Office to discuss your options.

Suggested Courses in UW Colleges’ Curriculum NOT Required for Admission

UW-COLLEGESUWC Course TitleUW-MILWAUKEE
3-6Fine Arts/Arts3
*Foreign LanguageSecond Semester Foreign Language*
*For an explanation of the Foreign Language graduation requirement, refer to the General Education Requirement Policy.

Radiologic Technology Application Requirements Include
  • A minimum UWM GPA of 3.00. In order to meet this requirement, students must be enrolled at UWM during the Fall semester in which the student is applying
  • It is highly recommended students complete the CNA course (Certified Nursing Assistant) and 100 hours of patient care contact by the professional training application deadline of November 1 is recommended. This is only a recommendation, not a requirement.
  • A minimum grade of “C” is required for the following specified courses: PHYSICS 110, CHEM 101, BIOSCI 202, BIOSCI 203, BMS 301, BMS 302, BMS 303, BMS 304, and BMS 305.
  • Complete a CPR course. Applicants must complete a CPR course and provide proof of certification by the application deadline of November 1. The Basic Life Support course for Health Care Providers offered through the American Heart Association is required. Online CPR certification courses will not be accepted.
  • Satisfy requirements in Freshmen and Sophomore semesters, including UWM’s general education requirements, by June 1st prior to the start of professional training.
  • Complete a job shadowing experience.
Other Requirements for Entry into the Major

In addition to the application for admission to the University, students are required to complete the Clinical Professional Training application process. The Application begins a year prior to the desired clinical placement and it is ONLY offered during the months of September. Students are not eligible to begin the application process unless they have all application prerequisites completed or in progress at the time of application submission.

Recommended Course Plan

If you are interested in obtaining a degree in Biomedical Sciences/Radiologic Technology submajor from UW-Milwaukee, the following recommendations have been established to help you plan your UWC course work. Students are encouraged to consult a UWC advisor to plan curriculum that transfers to UWM fulfilling prerequisites, General Education Requirement credit, and other program requirements.

Semester I

UW-COLLEGESUW-C Course TitleUW-MILWUAKEE
Total Credits: 16-17
ENG 102 (3cr) English Composition II ENGLISH 102
MAT 110 (3cr)College AlgebraMATH 105
CHEM 125 (4cr) Introductory Chemistry*CHEM 101
BIO 285 (4cr) OR**
BIO 280** (3cr)
Anatomy & Physiology*
Human Anatomy*
BIO SCI 202
Social Sciences (3cr) Social SciencesGER-Social Sciences
Semester II

UW-COLLEGESUW-C Course Title UW-MILWUAKEE
Total Credits: 17-18
MAT 117 (3cr) Elementary Statistics MTHSTAT 215
CHE 204 (4cr) OR
CHE 203 (3cr)
Applied Survey of Biochemistry* OR
Survey of Biochemistry*
CHEM 103
CHE 211 (1cr) Biochemistry Laboratory*
CHEM 103
BIO 286 (4cr) OR
BIO 281**(5cr)
Anatomy & Physiology* OR
Human Physiology*
BIO SCI 203
Humanities (3cr)HumanitiesGER-Humanities
Art (3cr)Fine Arts/Arts GER-Arts
*Minimum grades of “C” are required in this course for the BMS-Radiologic Technology major

**The combination of BIO 280 (was: PHS 235) and BIO 281 (was: ZOO 234) at any UW College is equivalent to the combination of BIO SCI 202 GE:NS+ 4 credits and BIO SCI 203 GE:NS+ 4 credits at UW-Milwaukee.

Special Notes

Please note that there are 13 UW Colleges and not all of the UW Colleges offer all of the courses listed. Be sure to work with an academic advisor at the UW College. You can be guaranteed admission to UW-Milwaukee by participating in the UW Colleges Guaranteed Transfer Program. After fulfilling certain credit and grade point average requirements, you will transfer with the same rights and privileges as those who begin their education at UWM. Please contact an advisor at your UWC for more information. For more detailed information on transferring to UWM, please view the UWM Transfer Student webpage.

Transfer from Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC)

Transfer from Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC)
Course Requirements for Entry into the Major

Direct admission to the major is not possible upon transfer; students transfer in as “Intended” and are required to apply and interview for clinical placement. Only students admitted to clinical training are admitted to the major.

MATCMATC Course TitleUW-Milwaukee
ENG 202English Composition 2English 102
MATH 200Intermediate AlgebraMath 105
Nat Sci 207General ChemistryChem 101*
Nat Sci 208Survey of BiochemistryChem 103*
Nat Sci 221***College Physics 1Physics 120/121*
Nat Sci 201Anatomy and Physiology 1Bio Sci 202*
Nat Sci 202Anatomy and Physiology 2Bio Sci 203*
MATH 260Basic StatisticsMTHSTAT 215**

*Minimum grades of “C” are required in this course for the BMS-Radiologic Technology major.

**Will serve as a substitute for KIN 270 in the UWM Kinesiology curriculum.

***Will serve as a substitute for Physics 110 in the DMS curriculum.

Required Courses for Entry into the Major that are NOT Available in the MATC Curriculum

Not applicable.

Students must have earned a 2.50 GPA at UWM by end of the Fall semester during which they apply. As a result, students are encouraged to transfer to UWM after a maximum of two semesters at an MATC campus and are encouraged to start at UWM during the Fall semester.

Suggested Courses in UW Colleges’ Curriculum NOT Required for Admission

MATCMATC Course TitleUW-Milwaukee
3 CreditsArts/Fine Arts3 Credits
*Foreign Language (FL)Second semester FL*

*For an explanation of the Foreign Language graduation requirement, refer to the General Education Requirement Policy.

Radiologic Technology Application Requirements Include
  • A minimum UWM cumulative GPA of 2.50. In order to meet this requirement, a student must be enrolled at UWM during the Fall semester in which the student is applying.
  • It is highly recommended students complete a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) course and 100 hrs. of patient care contact by the professional training application deadline of November 1. This is only a recommendation, not a requirement.
  • A minimum grade of “C” is required for the following specified courses: Physics 110, Chem 101, Bio Sci 202, Bio Sci 203, BMS 301, BMS 302, BMS 303, BMS 304 and BMS 305
  • Complete a CPR course. Applicants must complete a CPR course and provide proof of certification by the application deadline of November 1. The Basic Life Support course for Health Care Providers offered through the American Heart Association is required. Online CPR certification courses will not be accepted.
  • Satisfy requirements in Freshman and Sophomore semesters, including UWM’s General Education Requirements by June 1 prior to the start of the professional training.
  • Complete a Job shadowing experience.
Other Requirements for Entry into the Major

In addition to the application for admission to the University, students are required to complete the Clinical Professional Training application process. The Application begins a year prior to the desired clinical placement and it is ONLY offered during the months of September. Students are not eligible to begin the application process unless they have all application prerequisites completed or in progress at the time of application submission.

Recommended Course Plan

Students can complete the vast majority of general education requirements and foundations coursework for this major at MATC before transferring to UWM. It is possible to be concurrently enrolled at MATC and at UWM. Concurrent enrollment allows a student to take the required courses for the Kinesiology major at UWM while finishing up other coursework at MATC. Please contact an advisor at the MATC Student Services Office to discuss your options.

If you are interested in obtaining a degree in Biomedical Sciences/Radiologic Technology from UW-Milwaukee, the following recommendations have been established to help you plan your MATC course work. Students are encouraged to consult an MATC advisor to plan curriculum that transfers to UWM fulfilling prerequisites, General Education Requirement credit, and other program requirements.

Semester I

MATCMATC Course TitleUW-Milwaukee Course
Eng 202English 2English 102*
MATH 200Intermediate AlgebraMath 105*
Nat Sci 207General ChemistryChem 101*
Nat Sci 201Anatomy & Physiology 1Bio Sci 202*
Social Sciences (3cr)Social SciencesGER-Social Sciences
Total Credits: 16-17
Semester II

MATCMATC Course TitleUW-Milwaukee Course
MATH 260Basic StatisticsMTHSTAT 215
Nat Sci 208Survey of BiochemistryChem 103*
Nat Sci 202Anatomy & Physiology 2Bio Sci 203*
Humanities (3cr)HumanitiesGER-Humanities
Art (3cr)Arts/Fine ArtsGER-Arts
Total Credits: 17-18
*Minimum grades of “C” are required in this course for the BMS-Radiologic Technology major

Registry Exam

Registry Exam

Individuals planning to enter the field of Radiologic Technology are eligible to apply for the national registry examinations offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) to earn his or her professional credentials in the appropriate specialty areas. Please visit the ARRT website for more information.

Contact

Contact

Bill Mueller, MS
Academic Advisor
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
College of Health Sciences
(414) 229-2758
muellew@uwm.edu
Schedule an advising appointment now!

Torry Rufer, MS
Recruitment Coordinator
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
College of Health Sciences
(414) 229-6237
tjrufer@uwm.edu
Schedule an appointment with Torry now!

For admissions related questions contact the UWM Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (414) 229-2222.

For transfer credit evaluation questions contact the UWM Registrar’s Office at (414) 229-3800 or fill out this form.

Admission to Major

Admission to Major

Application Requirements for students with a UW-Milwaukee College of Health Sciences background

Please see the section pertaining to “Professional Training” below.

Admission Requirements for students without a UW-Milwaukee CHS background (transfer students)

The College of Health Sciences welcomes students from other academic areas on the UW-Milwaukee campus, and students transferring to UWM from other institutions. Many courses can be transferred to meet specific program and General Education Requirements (GER) needed for graduation.

If you plan to transfer into any of the College of Health Sciences majors, you should make an appointment to meet with an advisor to plan your curriculum:

Office of Student Affairs
College of Health Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Northwest Quadrant Building B, Room 6425
Milwaukee, WI 53201
(414) 229-2758

Meet With Your Advisor

Meet With Your Advisor

To schedule an advising appointment, call (414) 229-2758 or visit Northwest Quadrant Building B, Room 6425.

I’m a new student.  How do I start?

You are assigned an academic advisor upon admission to UWM. New Student Orientation (NSO) helps those who are new to campus to learn and understand the enrollment process and enroll in classes for their first semester at UWM!

Who is my advisor?

Bill Mueller, MS
(414) 229-2758 • muellew@uwm.edu
Schedule an advising appointment now!

You can also see the name of your advisor and contact them directly by accessing your student center in PAWS.

When should I meet with my advisor?

Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor at least once per semester to ensure timely progress to graduation.

  • Enrolling for spring semester?
    Schedule an appointment with your advisor in October or November.
  • Enrolling for fall semester?
    Schedule an appointment with your advisor in March or April.

Students are also welcome to schedule an appointment with their advisor at any time to discuss academic challenges, career opportunities, or any other questions.

How can my advisor help me?

CHS boasts professional academic advisors who understand the challenges of balancing academics, work, family, and the social aspects of college life. Advisors partner with you to:

  • Explore your academic and career interests
  • Plan the sequence of your courses
  • Prepare for course enrollment
  • Access tutoring and other academic support
  • Identify opportunities for campus involvement
  • Connect you to campus resources
  • Plan for graduation

Curriculum

Curriculum

Get Involved

Get Involved

Diagnostic Imaging Student Association

The Diagnostic Imaging Student Association is an active organization for students in the diagnostic medical sonography and radiologic technology programs. Members volunteer in the community and receive support to pursue educational and professional development, such as attending professional workshops and conferences.

Contact

Amanda Smith, Faculty Advisor
Clinical Assistant Professor, Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Director
(414) 229-3920
smith989@uwm.edu

Jayne Wisniewski, Faculty Advisor
Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiologic Technology Program Director
(414) 229-3920
wisniews@uwm.edu

Volunteer Service

The Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research provides the UW-Milwaukee campus with different opportunities to volunteer throughout the city and beyond. Each week of the year there are opportunities to make a real difference in Milwaukee and beyond by working to improve the environment, mentoring local kids, stocking shelves at a food pantry, serving breakfast to Milwaukee’s homeless community, engaging in an alternative spring break, and helping older adults.

Learn more about volunteer opportunities at uwm.edu/community/students/

Professional Training

Admission Criteria

Radiologic Technology Program students complete the freshman and sophomore years on campus. Students accepted into the professional training component complete the junior and senior years at one of the clinical affiliate professional training sites. The professional training is time-intensive, requiring students to commit to a 40+ hour week.

Entry into professional training is competitive and dependent upon:

  1. Completion of UWM’s General Education Requirements (GER)
  2. Completion of all required courses and electives in the freshman and sophomore semesters by May prior to the following fall start of the professional training
  3. Minimum UWM cumulative grade point average of 2.5
  4. Earning a grade of C or better in in PHYSICS 110, CHEM 101, BIOSCI 202, BIOSCI 203, BMS 301, BMS 302, BMS 303, BMS 304, and BMS 305

Additional requirements vary by clinical training site and program. You should meet with your academic advisor for more detailed information on progressing into the professional training.

Office of Student Affairs
College of Health Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Northwest Quadrant Building B, Room 6425
Milwaukee, WI 53201
(414) 229-2758

Application Process

Prior to each fall semester, an annual September Mandatory Meeting is held for students ready to apply to the 2-year professional training. You will be notified ahead of time and will receive the most current application information at the meeting.

In addition to attending the September Mandatory Meeting, students must complete the following steps in the application process:

  1. Complete the Radiologic Technology Program Application Form and return it by November 1 of your junior year.
  2. Radiologic Technology Program
    College of Health Sciences
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    UWM Northwest Quadrant, Building B, 6th floor
    Milwaukee, WI 53201
  3. Submit an autobiography, along with your Application Form, describing yourself and your accomplishments. Text should be 1-page, double-spaced on 8.5 x 11” paper and include:
    • Your work experience, including any in health care
    • Your reasons for choosing radiologic technology as your profession
    • Your future goals
  4. Submit 2 recommendation letters. References may be employers, teachers, TA’s, clergy or other qualified individuals, excluding relatives and friends. Recommendation letters should be completed by the recommender, placed in a sealed envelope, signed with a name over the seal and returned to the applicant. Applicants should submit the 2 sealed letters along with the other application materials.

Review of Applicants

The College of Health Sciences Office of Student Affairs and the program director will review all application materials and transcripts for each applicant to verify that the admission criteria have been satisfied.

The completed application materials, letters of recommendation, and a copy of each applicant’s college transcripts will be forwarded to the program directors at the affiliate clinical programs.

Interviews for Professional/Clinical Training

The program directors will review the application materials and contact applicants to set up an interview.

Clinical Placements

The affiliate sites will make the final decisions on placements and will notify applicants by mail. Eligibility is conditional, that is, the students must complete the required course work and maintain a minimum UWM cumulative GPA of 2.50.

UWM student applicants will complete 4 or more semesters of pre-clinical course work to prepare for the 2-year professional and clinical training.

UWM student applicants have 6 clinical affiliate options:

  1. Aurora St. Luke’s School of Radiologic Technology in Milwaukee, WI.
    Academic classes and clinical experience provided off campus by the clinical affiliate.
  2. Froedert School of Radiologic Technology in Milwaukee, WI.
    Academic classes and clinical experience provided off campus by the clinical affiliate.
  3. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), sponsored Radiologic Technology Program.
    Academic classes provided on campus and clinical experience provided off campus through affiliations with Columbia St. Mary’s Hospitals and Clinics, The Orthopaedic Hospital of WI, and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
  4. University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) Radiologic Technology School in Madison, WI.
    Academic classes and clinical experience provided off campus by the clinical affiliate.
  5. Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints School of Radiologic Technology in Racine, WI.
    Academic classes and clinical experience provided off campus by the clinical affiliate.
  6. Wheaton Franciscan-St. Joseph’s School of Radiologic Technology in Milwaukee, WI.
    Academic classes and clinical experience provided off campus by the clinical affiliate.

Upon successful completion of the Radiologic Technology Program, students are eligible to write the national registration exam offered through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Student Handbook

Student Handbooks are provided during orientation at the professional training site.

Important Information

  • You need to schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor to review transcripts and complete a degree audit to make sure that all academic records are in order. An appointment can be made at:
  • Office of Student Affairs
    College of Health Sciences
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    Northwest Quadrant Building B, Room 6425
    Milwaukee, WI 53201
    (414) 229-2758
  • A background check and a physical examination are required of all students prior to starting the professional clinical training. Health Status Assessment Forms should be submitted to:
  • Department of Biomedical Sciences Program Office
    College of Health Sciences
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    Enderis Hall, Room 411
    Milwaukee, WI 53201
  • The clinical affiliate sites require that all students have health insurance while in the clinical rotation.
  • Limited employment during the Summer Session is recommended.
  • Books and miscellaneous fees for the clinical training will cost approximately $1,000.
  • Rotation schedules, vacations and other time off are matters which are decided individually by each clinical site. The UWM academic calendar does not apply.
  • You are expected to register for classes at UWM in the usual fashion at the beginning of the Summer, Fall and Spring semesters of your senior year. University fees will be charged.

Essential Functions

These are the essential non-academic requirements that all students must master to successfully participate in the Radiologic Technology Program and become employable.

Physical Characteristics

  • Physical stamina and the ability to endure long, continuous periods of duty without incapacitating fatigue and disability.
  • Visual acuity to examine images/exposed films for detail and to observe physical changes in the patient’s condition.
  • Conversational English and medical language skill sufficient to communicate with patients, physicians, staff.
  • Adequate speech and hearing ability to give instructions to and receive communication from patients and discern audible sounds.
  • Demonstrate sufficient manual dexterity to perform such required tasks as: performing procedures safely and accurately; operating delicate instruments; manipulating tools.
  • Manual dexterity to adjust machine controls, attach and adjust supportive devices and assist patient into position for the procedure/exam.
  • Satisfactory health as verified by a physician.

Mental & Emotional Characteristics

  • Be able to work under stress and maintain self-control.
  • Have both patience and tact in dealing with others.
  • Be emotionally stable.
  • Be able to organize and plan work in a logical sequence.
  • Be able to use sound judgment in making decisions.
  • Be able to adapt to new situations.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills.

Personal Characteristics

  • Neat in appearance
  • Positive attitude
  • Enjoy working with others
  • Able to follow instructions
  • Willing to accept responsibility
  • Accountability
  • Empathy for patients
  • Service oriented
  • Good moral character

Corrective devices and reasonable accommodations may be used to satisfy these Essential Functions.

Graduation

Graduation

Students in the Radiologic Technology sub-major are awarded a Bachelor of Science degree upon completion of all of the following requirements:

  1. Completion of UWM’s General Education Requirements (GER)
  2. A cumulative UWM minimum grade point average of 2.50
  3. Completion of all required courses and electives
  4. A grade of C or better in all professional level courses

You should contact your advisor at the beginning of your senior year to ensure that all requirements are being met.

Use UWM’s Graduation website to review campus-wide graduation requirements, graduation application deadlines, applying for graduation, and ordering your cap and gown.

Professional Certification

Professional Certification

Professional Certification information can be found at the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, St. Paul, MN. They may be contacted at (651) 687-0048 or www.arrt.org.

Employment Outlook

Employment Outlook

Earnings

The median annual wage for radiologic technologists was $55,870 in May 2014. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $37,610, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $80,080.

Expected Growth

Employment of radiologic technologists is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. As the population grows older, there will be an increase in medical conditions, such as breaks and fractures caused by osteoporosis, which can require imaging to diagnose them. Radiologic technologists will be needed to maintain and use the diagnostic equipment.

Although hospitals will remain the main employer of radiologic technologists, a number of new jobs will be in physicians’ offices and in outpatient imaging centers. Employment in these healthcare settings is expected to increase because of the shift toward outpatient care whenever possible. Outpatient care is encouraged by third-party payers as a cost-saving measure and is made possible by technological advances, such as less expensive equipment, that allow for more procedures to be done outside of hospitals.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Radiologic and MRI Technologists.

Professional Organizations

Professional Organizations