What is a Radiologic Technologist?
Radiologic Technologists (also known as Radiographers) use x-rays to produce images (radiographs) of the human body for the diagnosis and treatment of pathology. The curriculum includes instruction in radiographic procedures, patient care, radiation protection and imaging technique through an integration of classroom, laboratory, and clinical education. The radiographer is a skilled healthcare professional qualified to provide patient services using imaging modalities as directed by qualified physicians.
Radiographers are generally employed in hospitals, clinics and physicians’ offices. With more specialized education, a qualified Radiographer may advance into the areas of Radiation Therapy, Nuclear Medicine, Mammography, Ultrasonography, Computerized Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), education, or administration.
Program Effectiveness Outcomes
ARRT Credentialing Pass Rate: The number of graduates that passed on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam compared with the number who took the exam within 6 months of graduation. A scaled score of 75% is the minimum passing score.
|Year of examination||Number taking the ARRT exam within 6 months of graduation.
||Number passing the ARRT exam on the 1st attempt within 6 months of graduation.
||ARRT exam pass rate|
|5-year average pass rate = 100%|
Job Placement Rate: The number of graduates that gained employment in the radiologic sciences within 12 months of graduation compared to the number that graduated and are actively seeking employment. **(The JRCERT has defined not actively seeking employment as: 1) the graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts, 2) the graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation, 3) the graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours, 4) the graduate is on active military duty, and/or 5) the graduate is continuing their education.)
|Graduation year||Number of graduates actively seeking employment||Number of graduates finding employment within 12 months||Job placement rate
|5-year average = 97%|
Program Completion Rate: The program completion rate is defined as the number of students who complete the Radiography program within 150% of the stated program length The annual measurement is calculated by the number of graduates compared to the initial number in cohort group.
|Graduating class||Number of students||Program completion rate
|2014||18 began/16 graduated||89%|
|2015||18 began/17 graduated||94%|
|2016||18 began/13 graduated||72%|
|2017||19 began/16 graduated||84%|
|2018||17 began/14 graduated||82%|
|5-year average = 84%|
This information can also be obtained at www.jrcert.org/resources/program-effectiveness-data.