Your Career in Radiologic Technology in Delaware Starts Here

Across the country, the field of radiologic technology is expected to grow 11 percent by 2024. In Delaware, the growth of this profession is expected to be slightly slower, at 8 percent. Even so, this is well above the projected rate of growth for similar professions and for all professions in the US.

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Thanks to these promising employment figures, as well as comparatively high salary figures, this is a great time to explore a career in the radiologic sciences in Delaware.

Salaries for Radiologists

The average salary for a Delaware professional in radiologic science is $60,040 per year. This is 3 percent higher than the $58,520 average annual salary for radiologic technologists nationwide. The average cost of living in Delaware is also higher than the national average, but only by a little over 12 percent. New Delaware radiologic technologists with an associate’s degree can expect to earn between $43,690 and $50,250 as a starting annual salary. Professionals with additional training in MRI’s, ultrasounds, or other advanced imaging techniques may earn more than $80,000 per year. More information on Rad Tech salaries in Delaware.

Radiology Requirements in Delaware

Radiology science professionals in Delaware must be licensed. Radiologic technologists and radiation therapists must sit for the state exam or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam. The state exam or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) exam is required for nuclear medicine professionals. Those working in cardiovascular medicine must pass the state exam, or the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) exam. Licensing exams from other states are acceptable when those states have equivalent requirements. Limited license X-ray technicians must pass the ARRT exam and attend an approve study program.

Well-Known Schools for Radiology in Delaware

In the tiny state of Delaware, there are only two schools and three campuses that offer accredited programs in radiology science. Both schools offer associate degree programs that take approximately two years to complete. Delaware Technical & Community College: Delaware Technical & Community College (DTCC) is the system of community colleges for the state, consisting of four campuses. Two of those campuses – Wilmington and Georgetown – offer Associate of Science degrees in Radiologic Technology. The program’s accredidation is offered by the joint Review Committee On Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and prepares students to sit for the ARRT exam. This program is also a co-called ‘connected program’ that prepares students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree for transfer to a four-year school. Widener University: Widener University is a private Pennsylvania University, but it has a satellite campus in Wilmington, DE. The Widener school of continuing studies offers an Associate of Science degree in Radiologic Technology.

Large Employers in Radiology

Hospital radiology departments are the largest employers of radiologic science professionals in any state. There are relatively few hospitals in the tiny state of Delaware, but the major medical centers in the largest cities are the most promising choices for job seekers. One hospital in Delaware, Christiana Care in Newark, has been nationally ranked by the US News & World Report.

Christiana Care Health System
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19718-0002
(302) 733-1000

Bayhealth – Kent General Hospital
640 South State Street
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 674-4700

Bayhealth – Milford Memorial
21 West Clarke Avenue
Milford,Delaware 19963
(302) 422-3311

Wilmington Veterans Affairs Medical Center
1601 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 994-2511 or (302) 994-2511

Saint Francis Healthcare
701 North Clayton Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 421-4100

Nanticoke Health Services
801 Middleford Road
Seaford, Delaware 19973
(302) 629-6611

Professional Organizations

The Delaware affiliate of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists is the Delaware Society of Radiologic Professionals (DSRP). The DSRP does not currently have its own website, but it does provide information and networking opportunities via the social networking site Facebook.

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JRCERT Accredited Radiography Programs in Delaware

Delaware Technical & Community College (George Campus)
700 West Lea Blvd., Suite 101, Wilmington DE 19802
Tel: (302) 428-4571
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 77% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 96% Job Placement Rate: 88%
Tuition Fees: $4,527 Resident, $11,322 Non-resident
https://www.dtcc.edu/academics/programs-study/radiologic-technology

Delaware Technical & Community College (Jack F. Owens Campus)
21179 College Drive, Georgetown DE 19947
Tel: (302) 259-6680
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 23 months
Program Effectiveness:  Completion Rate: 50% Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 89%
Tuition Fees: $3,354 Resident, $8,388 Non-resident
Description: The program’s mission is to provide comprehensive, educational experiences that enable qualified students to acquire the knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary to be eligible for certification by the ARRT, and employment as radiologic technologists.
https://www.dtcc.edu/academics/programs-study/radiologic-technology

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