Your CT Tech Career
CT Technician F.A.Q.
Ready to start your career as a CT tech? Here’s what you’ll need to do:
1. Check the state requirements for CT technicians in your state.
2. Earn a minimum of associate’s degree in a related field, like radiography or diagnostic medical sonography. Make sure the program is accredited by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
3. Get a radiography, nuclear medicine technology, or radiation therapy certification through the ARRT. These certifications typically require you to complete an application and exam.
4. Earn your CT credential through the ARRT. This includes a 16-hour training program and a written exam.
The average CT technician earns $80,095 in 2023, according to Salary.com. This can range anywhere from $73,155–$87,552, depending on your certifications, salary, location, and experience. See how much CT tech jobs pay near you here.
You can find CT tech jobs in a variety of healthcare settings, including:
● Imaging Centers
● Outpatient Care Centers
A CT tech’s skills and dedication empower healthcare teams to make accurate diagnoses and offer life-changing treatments. You might be the right fit for CT tech jobs if you have the following skills and knowledge:
● Interest in the latest medical technologies and innovations
● Observational skills and attention to detail
● Compassionate, clear communication
● Critical thinking and problem-solving
● Physical stamina
You’ll need the following ARRT certifications to become a CT tech:
1. Primary credentials: Radiation therapy, Radiography, or Nuclear Medicine Technology.
2. Post-primary credential: Computed Tomography (CT).
3. State licensure (depending on where you live).