Magnetic Resonance Imaging

  • MRI machine

“A certificate in MRI is the credential technologists need to specialize in the imaging field and also advance a career as a radiologic technologist.”

Jenna Zetwick, Program Coordinator
Jenna Zetwick, Program Coordinator
United States Department of Labor Statistics
Professional Outlook

Overall employment of radiologic and MRI technologists is projected to grow 9 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

About 20,800 openings for radiologic and MRI technologists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

Graduates can gain employment in hospitals, clinics, government agencies, diagnostic medical centers, and private physicians offices. 

The median wage for magnetic resonance imaging technicians was $61,980 in 2021.

Program Advantages

This certificate program targets existing radiologic technologists who wish to expand and diversity their clinical skills within the healthcare market place. With the exception of the clinical requirement, the program is designed to be an online experience. Graduates of the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) will be able to demonstrate correct positioning skills, select proper technical factors, utilize appropriate radiation protection techniques, exhibit patient-centered skills, critique images to determine diagnostic quality, display proper work ethics, adapt standard procedures for non-routine patients, apply written communication skills to the construction of documents of record that are established professional guidelines, apply oral communication skills to the explanation of ideas and scientific terminology, using technological resources effectively and appropriately, synthesize theory and concepts from the liberal education domain and other professions into MRI. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Upon successful completion of the MRI certificate program, students may also transfer directly into one of our own BS or BTech degree programs or to another college.