Radiology Technologist Schools and Careers in Delaware
This page provides a guide to radiologic technologist and technician programs in Delaware in order to help you find information about whether Delaware has a program that may be a match for your educational and career goals. Delaware only offers one program (on two different campuses) in radiologic technology that can support your future career in medical imaging. Due to the limited options among rad tech programs in Delaware, you might be interested programs in neighboring states such as Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. You may also wish to consider online radiologic technologist programs, 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. Read more about the radiologic technologist program in Delaware and career projections for radiologic techs by continuing below, where you will find information on the rad tech program at each campus and a profile of the program, as well as additional information about Delaware careers in radiologic technology.
- There is 1 college with a radiologic technology degree program in Delaware.1
- No schools offer a certificate program in radiologic science.1
- 1 school offers an associate’s degree in radiologic science.1
- No schools offer a bachelor’s degree in radiologic science.1
- No schools offer a master’s or advanced degree in radiologic science.1
- 1 school has a medical imaging program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).2
- 1 school has a medical imaging program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).3
- 1 school has a medical imaging program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT).4
For not-for-profit schools with radiologic technology programs.
- Delaware Medical Imaging Schools
- Schools in Delaware with RT Programs
- How to Become an RT in Delaware
- Delaware RT Salary and Job Outlook
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Delaware Medical Imaging Schools
We have designed the following table to allow you to view information on the two campuses offering the only not-for-profit radiologic technology and medical imaging program in Delaware. You should check with the Office of Radiation Control (ORC) to ensure that the program you are considering will meet licensure requirements.
|School Name||Associate’s Imaging Program||Bachelor’s Imaging Program||Graduate Imaging Program||National Accreditation||Completion Rate2||Credential Exam Pass Rate2||Job Placement Rate2||Net Price1|
|Delaware Technical Community College-George Campus||Yes||—||—||JRCERT, CAAHEP, JRCNMT||85%||98%||100%|
|Delaware Technical Community College-Jack F. Owens Campus||Yes||—||—||JRCERT, CAAHEP||38%||100%||98%|
- — indicates none.
- N.Av. indicates no data available.
Schools in Delaware with Radiology Technologist Degree Programs
Delaware Technical Community College (DTCC) offers the state’s only radiologic technologist program, which leads to the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Radiologic Technology. Students may enroll at the Owens or the George campus but will spend considerable time off campus at clinical rotations. Clinical education begins during the first year when students work on Tuesdays and Thursdays and attend classes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. That schedule will change in the second year, with students being on campus two days a week and at their clinical rotation three days a week. Students will perform one evening rotation each semester with the option of overnight rotations during the summer semester. In addition to clinical study, students will take classes such as Select Topics in Radiography, Radiographic Pathology, and Medical Terminology. The radiologic technology program admits 20 students per campus each year. Applications open once a year at the Owens campus and twice a year at the George campus. To qualify for admission, students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in prerequisite courses. DTCC also offers an AAS degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Nuclear Medicine.
How to Become a Radiology Technologist in Delaware
Delaware requires radiologic technologists to be certified by the ORC to practice in the state. Certifications are issued for radiologic technologists, cardiovascular radiologic technologists, nuclear medicine technologists, and radiation therapists. To qualify for certification, rad techs must obtain a professional credential in their specific field. The individual requirements for a professional credential may vary between professions, but generally, earning a credential and state certification requires the following steps:
- Complete a certificate, diploma, or degree program in your field. Candidates must complete an educational program in their specific profession. To meet the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) requirements requires at least an associate’s degree, which may be the same as the qualifying program, but does not need to be.
- Pass an exam from a national credentialing organization. Obtaining a professional credential requires taking and passing a national credentialing exam from an agency such as the ARRT or the Nuclear Medicine Certification Board (NMTCB).
- Apply for certification. Applicants may apply for certification once they have scheduled their credentialing exam. To apply, the ORC requires an application, proof of professional credentials or the date of the scheduled exam, and a licensing fee.
- Renew your license. Rad techs in Delaware must renew their certification every three years. Renewal requires proof of a current professional credential. Maintaining ARRT or NMTCB credentials requires 24 hours of continuing education every two years.
The ORC also offers a certificate (also known as a permit to practice) for Limited Scope Medical Radiography. This certificate allows the holder to x-ray designated parts of the body under supervision. Candidates must first apply to the ORC to receive permission to take the ARRT Limited Scope of Practice in Radiography exam. A passing score on this exam is required before a Limited Scope Medical Radiography certificate can be issued.
Delaware Radiology Tech Salary and Job Outlook
Projected Job Growth
Radiology Techs in Delaware from 2018-20285
Projections estimate job growth of 16.2% for rad techs in Delaware through 2028, with projections calling for an average of 60 annual openings due to growth and replacements together.5 The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts job growth of 9% nationwide for radiologic technologists and technicians through 2028.5 As of May 2020, the BLS reported that the 670 rad techs in Delaware earned an average of $63,720 per year.6 The Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington metro area, which includes portions of Delaware, had the fifth-highest employment of rad techs among metropolitan areas in the US as of 2020, with 4,330 rad techs working in the region.6 The BLS does not track occupational data for limited scope x-ray technicians. However, limited scope technicians typically earn less than fully-licensed radiologic technicians due to the lower educational requirements and work responsibilities. Radiologic technologists and technicians generally secure employment with medical facilities, hospitals, physicians’ offices, and imaging centers. Organizations that employ radiologic technologists and technicians in Delaware include Bayhealth Medical Center, Tidal Health, and Beebe Healthcare.
Delaware Radiologic Technologist Salary by Metro Area
|City||Number Employed7||Average Annual Salary7|
1. National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Program Effectiveness Data: https://www.jrcert.org/resources/program-effectiveness-data/
3. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs: https://www.caahep.org/Students/Find-a-Program.aspx
4. Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology: https://www.jrcnmt.org/find-a-program/
5. Projections Central Long Term Occupational Projections: https://projectionscentral.org/Projections/LongTerm
6. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, Radiologic Technologists and Technicians: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292034.htm
7. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oessrcma.htm