Radiology Technologist Schools and Careers in Delaware
This guide to radiologic technologist and technician programs in Delaware will help you find information about whether Delaware has a program that may be a match for your educational and career goals. 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 avenue to 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 below.
- There are 2 not-for-profit colleges with radiologic technology degree programs in Delaware.1
- No schools offer a certificate program in radiologic science.1
- 2 schools offer 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
- 2 schools have medical imaging programs accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).2
- 2 schools have medical imaging programs 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
- 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
The following table allows you to view information on the two campuses offering the only not-for-profit radiologic technology and medical imaging program in Delaware. Check with the Office of Radiation Control (ORC) to ensure that the program you are considering will meet licensure requirements.
|Associate’s Imaging Program
|Bachelor’s Imaging Program
|Graduate Imaging Program
|Credential Exam Pass Rate2
|Job Placement Rate2
|Delaware Technical Community College-Georgetown
|Delaware Technical and Community College-Wilmington
|JRCERT, CAAHEP, JRCNMT
- — 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 Wilmington or the Georgetown campus, but 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 changes in the second year, with students being on campus two days a week and at their clinical rotation three days a week. Students perform one evening rotation each semester with the option of overnight rotations during the summer semester. In addition to clinical study, students take classes such as Select Topics in Radiography, Radiographic Pathology, and Medical Terminology. The radiologic technology program admits 20 students per campus each year. To qualify for admission, students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in prerequisite courses and pass a departmental interview. DTCC also offers AAS degrees in Cardiovascular Sonography, 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. The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ (ARRT) standards require 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 national certification. You must achieve and maintain national certification from the ARRT, the NMTCB, or an equivalent national certification organization in order to be certified by the ORC.
- Apply for Delaware certification. Applicants may apply for certification once they have scheduled their credentialing exam, but state certification will not be issued until the exam is passed and national certification is issued. The ORC requires an application, proof of professional credentials, and a licensing fee.
- Renew your license. Rad techs in Delaware must renew their state 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 2020-20305
Projections estimate job growth of 14.5% for rad techs in Delaware through 20308, 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 8.6% nationwide for radiologic technologists and technicians through 2030.5 As of May 2022, the BLS reported that the 760 rad techs in Delaware earned an average of $69,490 per year.6 The Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington metro area, which includes portions of Delaware, had the fourth-highest employment of rad techs among metropolitan areas in the US as of 2022, with 4,580 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, TidalHealth, and Beebe Healthcare.
Delaware Radiologic Technologist Salary by Metro Area
|Average Annual Salary7
*Data is from 2020, the most recent year available.
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/program-effectiveness-data/
3. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs: https://www.caahep.org/students/find-an-accredited-program
4. Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology: https://www.jrcnmt.org/programs/
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