Radiology Technologist Schools in Delaware
This page provides a guide to radiologic technologist and technician schools in Delaware in order to help you find the information on schools in the state that may be a match for your educational and career goals. The colleges and universities in Delaware offer several programs in radiologic technology that can support your future career in diagnostic imaging. You may also wish to consider online radiologic technologist and technician schools, which some students find to be a more flexible and independent avenue to earning a degree or certificate in this field. Read about the difference between radiology technologists and radiology technicians.
- 3 colleges and universities offer a degree program in radiologic technology/science.
- No schools offer a certificate program in radiologic technology/science.
- 3 schools offer an associate’s degree program in radiologic technology/science.
- No schools offer a bachelor’s degree program in radiologic technology/science.
- Highest graduation rate: Widener University-Delaware Campus, 82%.1
- Highest transfer out rate: Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington, 16%.1
- Highest net price per year: Widener University-Delaware Campus, $19,471.1
- Lowest net price per year: Delaware Technical Community College-Owens, $4,283.1
- Highest student population: Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington, 6,984.1
- Lowest student population: Widener University-Delaware Campus, 1,197.1
- Annual tuition range for radiologic technologist and technician programs at community colleges and career schools in Delaware: $7,200-$7,200.2
Read more about radiologic technologist and technician schools in Delaware and career projections for radiologic techs by continuing below.
JRCERT Accredited Radiography Programs
The following programs are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on
Education in Radiologic Technology for radiography as of 2014.
Delaware Technical & Community College – Jack F. Owens Campus (Georgetown)
Delaware Technical & Community College – Wilmington Campus (Wilmington)
Delaware Radiology Technologist Degree Programs
Delaware Technical Community College
Delaware Technical Community College offers the state’s only radiology technologist program, which leads to the Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology. Students may enroll at the Georgetown or the Wilmington campus but will spend considerable time off-campus at clinical rotations. Clinical education begins during the second semester when students work Tuesdays and Thursdays while attending classes on campus on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. That schedule will change the third semester with students on campus two days a week and at their clinical rotation three days a week. The radiologic technology program admits 22 students each year with students generally allowed to choose between beginning the program in the summer or in the fall. Students typically complete their general education coursework, which could take a year or more, before beginning the radiologic technology program requirements.
How to Become a Radiology Technologist in Delaware
Radiology technologists and technicians in Delaware must be licensed to work in the state by the Office of Radiation Control. Application requirements include an application fee and proof of American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification or the date the applicant is scheduled to take the exam. Applicants must also sign the application, agreeing that they understand it is their mandatory obligation, under state law, to immediately report any suspected incidents of professional misconduct and child abuse. Current radiologic technology students can begin the application process for the ARRT certification exam three months prior to their intended graduation date. To maintain ARRT certification, radiology techs must complete 24 continuing education credits and pay a fee every two years.
Career Opportunities for Radiology Techs
Projected Job Growth
Radiology Techs in Delaware from 2010-20203
The Delaware Department of Labor predicts healthy job growth over a 10 year period with 1,061 radiology technologist and technician positions in 2010 growing to 1,318 positions in 2020.3 Radiology techs in Delaware, and throughout the United States, typically hold an associate’s degree. The field of radiologic technology is one of the fastest growing in the country with the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting a job surge of 28% nationwide between 2010 and 2020.4 Radiology tech positions nationwide tallied 219,000 in 2010.4 If projections prove correct, that number will increase to 281,000 in 2020.4 As of May 2012, the national mean annual salary for a radiologic technologist is $59,930 with a mean hourly wage of $28.81.5 Radiologic technologists and technicians generally secure employment with medical facilities, hospitals, physicians’ offices, and imaging centers. Those who employ radiologic technologists and technicians in Delaware include Bayhealth Medical Center, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Beebe Medical Center, MedStar Physician Partners, and Take Care Health.
Delaware Radiologic Technologist Salary and Jobs
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Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of May 2012.
1. National Center for Education Statistics: http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. Niche: http://colleges.niche.com/search/t-career/sm2-radiologic-technician/st-de/
3. State of Delaware: http://lmi.delawareworks.com/Content/Publications/Documents/Delaware%20Wages%202014.pdf
4. Bureau of Labor Statistics: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/radiologic-technologists.htm#tab-6
5. Bureau of Labor Statistics: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_de.htm
6. Bureau of Labor Statistics: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oessrcma.htm