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DCH Radiologic Technology Class of 2012 Scores Above National Average on National Registry

The program's class of 2012 achieved a 100 percent first-time pass rate on the national registry.

"Thirteen graduates took the test, and their scores averaged 5.6 points above the national average, which placed the DCH Radiologic Technology Program in the 92nd percentile in the nation" said Deborah Shell, M.Ed, ARRT (R), Program Director of the DCH Radiology Program. "Nationally, 12,338 graduates took the exam, and the national average pass rate was 93 percent," she said.

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 28 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the United States Board of Labor Statistics (USBLS). For the past five-year reporting period, graduates are able to secure employment at the minimum rate of 90 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," Shell said. "As technology advances, many methods of imaging are becoming less expensive and more possible to have in a physician’s office."

Click here for more information about the DCH School of Radiologic Technology, or call 205-750-5169.

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