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MEDICAL PROGRAMSMedical Radiography (X-ray)

Carrington’s Medical Radiography program trains future radiologic technologists the skills to use diagnostic-level radiation and instrumentation to produce medical images of the human body.

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Real World Skills
With many classes to guide you, you’re certain to be prepared for your career.
Start Your Path
Earn an Associate Degree in as few as 23 months.
Learning Options
Carrington College is not currently enrolling in the Medical Radiography program.
Affordable Tuition
Affordable tuition varies by program and location.

Discover What It’s Like to Train to Become a Medical Radiographer at Carrington College

Discover What It’s Like to Train to Become a Medical Radiographer at Carrington College

This program made me more prepared for what to expect. So the second year was just putting it into play. Everything that we learned we got to use.
Kory B. 2020 Graduate Medical Radiography

What Will I Learn?

Radiographic Procedures
Quality Control

Career Opportunities

Radiologic technologists, also known as radiographers, perform diagnostic imaging examinations on patients. Typical job duties of a radiologic technologist include:1

  • Processing patients, which includes obtaining medical history and answering questions about the procedure they are having
  • Preparing patients by positioning them correctly for the imaging and placing shields over parts of the body not being imaged
  • Operating the computerized equipment to take the images
  • Producing quality images that can be used by physicians to make a diagnosis
  • Adjust and maintain imaging equipment
Medical radiologic technologists showing patient an x-ray scan on a tablet

Program Details

Cost & Financial Aid

Education is a major investment, but it’s an investment in your future. Every student comes to Carrington with unique financial needs. Carrington College is committed to helping you achieve your education goals. We participate in most financial assistance programs, both federal and state, as well as private financing. Each program has different requirements and application instructions. Student loans, grants, and scholarships are available to those who qualify.

For complete information on current tuition costs, please see the Academic Catalog.

Program Availability

Carrington College is not currently enrolling in the Medical Radiography program.

Accreditation & Approvals

Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), 331 J Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814; 415- 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at

For comprehensive information on Carrington’s accreditation and approvals, visit

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Check out our guide on becoming a Medical Radiographer.

Whether you call it a medical radiographer, X-ray technician, or radiologic technologist, the role is the same—and so is the sense of fulfillment one experiences in this growing healthcare field. Use this guide to learn what an X-ray technician does, why becoming an X-ray tech could be the right career choice for you, and the education you need to become an X-ray tech.

Carrington College Medical Radiography student pointing to x-ray scans

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