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Imaging Sciences Careers

Beyond Boise State

Career opportunities for every student.

Move out of patient care and pursue a career in teaching and mentoring the next generation of medical imaging professionals with an online Bachelor of Science in Imaging Sciences. Gain hands-on experience, develop your management and leadership skills and network with other learners across the country.

Many students express interest in going on to PA school after completing the program. Our accredited online imaging sciences degree prepares you for most physician assistant programs.

Are you ready to get started? Contact a student success coach to learn more about the imaging sciences degree at Boise State University.

What Can I Do With This Degree?

The following statistics are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor:

Possible Careers

  • Department Manager
  • Administrator
  • Lead Sonographer
  • Lead MRI Technologist
  • Director of Radiology
  • Imaging Science Instructor

Projected New Jobs

  • 6% job growth from 2021-2031.

Median Salary

  • $61,980 annually or $29.80 hourly.

Degree Outcomes

Upon graduation, every student will have achieved the following competencies:

  • Promote a safe environment for the patient, self and others by providing useful patient education, contributing with an informed and educated perspective as a health care provider, and recognizing an imaging technologist’s overall interprofessional and social impact on patient outcomes.
  • Employ critical thinking and decision-making strategies in leveraging technology to improve quality and efficiencies within the health care system.
  • Apply ethical practice as a professional technologist from a legal, compliance, and systems perspective within the health care realm.
  • Actively lead and/or participate as part of an interprofessional team to decrease patient risk, identify solutions to complex issues and improve communication amongst health care providers.
  • Effectively analyze resources and advance research within the profession to promote life-long learning and knowledge sharing.
  • Demonstrate effective, appropriate and respectful communication with diverse populations of patients, co-workers, physicians and the community to improve patient outcomes by performing beyond technical application.

Rankings and Recognition

Boise State’s online Bachelor of Science in Imaging Sciences has been reviewed and recognized by several college rankings sites for our academics, affordability, quality and accreditation., an online leader in student-focused college and career information, ranked Boise State’s online Bachelor of Science in Imaging Sciences fifth on its list of Best Online Radiologic Technologist Programs.

Our online Bachelor of Science in Imaging Sciences was recently profiled on Radiology Schools 411, a comprehensive resource for those looking to begin a degree or advance their careers in radiology.

OnlineU recently ranked Boise State’s imaging sciences degree fifth in the nation for starting median salary for radiologists.

OnlineU: Best online colleges of 2023, salary score

Improve Your Skills

“The one-year program curriculum was challenging, but I feel that my skills in leadership, radiobiology, current technology, human resources, healthcare law, research and patient care have vastly improved. My employer is thrilled with my ability to proactively lead the department staff and teach others!” – Stephanie, Montana, Class of 2016

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