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Pursue a Career in Medical Imaging

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Medical Imaging is a growing field of opportunity. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical imaging technologists made an average of $62,000 per year in 2019, which is almost $30 an hour. This occupation is projected to grow by 7% within the next 10 years. As our population grows, so will the need to diagnose diseases that require medical imaging. In order to become a licensed medical imaging technologist in the state of Kentucky there are 2 methods in which a candidate can apply for licensure – reciprocity or by obtaining a degree from an accredited educational program.

Licensure candidates applying through reciprocity must have at least 5 years of work experience within the profession, must submit documentation of an active license with another state, must provide a copy of their certificate of licensure with a national organization such as but not limited to The American Society of Radiologic Technologists, The Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board, or The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, and must also provide proof of continuing education credits. Licensure candidates applying outside of reciprocity must have completed an accredited educational program approved by the Kentucky Board of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (KBMIRT), and must have successfully passed the national exam administered by ARRT or NMTCB. KBMIRT is currently waiving application fees for military applicants who are able to provide proof of service. This is a $100 savings towards licensure fees. For more information on how to obtain your Kentucky medical imaging license, visit or for more information about our other pathways, visit


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