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School of Radiologic Technology – Avera McKennan Hospital

Also known as LATI/Lake Area Tech

1201 Arrow Avenue, Watertown, SD

Avera McKennan School of Radiologic Technology offers a two year program. The school was founded in 1947 and presently accepts up to ten students each year, with classes beginning the first day after Labor Day. The two year cost of the program is $3,900.

The aim of the program is to help students learn problem solving skills. Students will also demonstrate critical thinking abilities and problem solving skills.

Typically radiologic technologists work in a hospital setting. However some work in other settings such as healthcare facilities, physicians' offices, mobile imaging companies, industrial plants, research centers, government agencies, commercial sales and marketing.

The job outlook for Radiologic Technologists is excellent with employment expected to grow by 28%. Students can specialize in a specific area that opens up new and exciting career opportunities.

Salaries vary based on location; however, the range is usually reflective of training, education and experience. Starting salaries average in the range of $34,000 to $38,000 annually.

Individuals who have in areas such as Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy earn more. Radiologic Technologists usually receive excellent benefits.

Avera McKennan School of Radiologic Technology graduates excel. The graduation rate for 2010-2011 was 100%. One-hundred percent of students passed the National Certifying Examination on the first attempt. Not to mention that every student graduated without accruing debt. That is something that most schools cannot say.

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College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

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Student Loans (Federal)5%$9,901
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Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Radiology Technician Program
    • * Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1949)

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