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DCH School of Radiologic Technology Exceeds National Average

The 2011 graduating class achieved a 100 percent first-time pass rate on national registry.

“The excellent scores the graduates made placed the DCH Radiography Program in the 84th percentile in the nation,” said Deborah Shell, M.Ed., R.T.(R),  Program Director.

The DCH School of Radiologic Technology offers a 24-month, full-time program leading to certification in radiologic sciences. Graduates are prepared to be entry-level radiographers who are efficient and capable assistants to radiologists—physicians specializing in the reading and interpretation of X-rays and other medical images.

Employment of radiologic technologists is expected to increase by about 17 percent from 2008 to 2018, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. For the last five-year reporting period, graduates have been able to secure employment at the minimum rate of 100 percent within six months after graduation.

“Although hospitals will remain the principal employer of radiologic technologists, a number of new jobs will be found in offices of physicians and diagnostic imaging centers,” Mrs. Shell said. “As technology advances, many methods of imaging are becoming less expensive and more possible to have in a physician’s office.”

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