Employment Outlook

As the population grows and ages, there will be an increasing demand for diagnostic imaging.  With age comes increased incidence of illness and injury, which often requires diagnostic imaging for diagnosis.  In addition to diagnosis, diagnostic imaging is used to monitor the progress of disease treatment.  With the increasing success of medical technologies in treating disease, diagnostic imaging will increasingly be needed to monitor progress of treatment.

Wages are competitive with other health professionals who have similar educational backgrounds and starting salaries range from $25,000 to $35,000. 

Job stability and the opportunity to advance in an expanding field are additional pluses.  Also, many radiologic technologists can work flexible schedules which include part-time and evening hours.

Statistics

Credentialing Examination Pass Rates

According to the JRCERT Program Annual Report, “Credentialing examination pass rate is defined as the number of graduates who pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists credentialing examination or an unrestricted state licensing examination compared with the number of graduates who take the examination.”

Blessing Hospital School of Radiologic Technology has a benchmark set of 85 percent or greater for students to take and pass the examination on the first attempt.

 

ARRT Registry Examination Pass Rates 

 Year

Percent Passing on 1st Attempt

# of Students 

 2015 100%  9 of 9 passed on first attempt 

  2014 

 88%

 7 of 8 passed on first attempt

 2013   100%  10 of 10 passed on first attempt 

 2012

 100%

 7 of 7 passed on first attempt

 2011 100% 8 of 8 passed on first attempt 

 5 Year Avg.

 98%

 41 of 42 passed on first attempt



ARRT Registry Examination Mean Scores

 Year

Blessing

All Programs

 2015  91.2 83.7
2014   84.6  83.8
2013  86.9  84.1 

2012

 89.7

85.3

2011 87.9 85.1

2010

86.3

84.9

2009 87.3 84.8

Job Placement Rate

According to the JRCERT, “Job placement rate is defined as the number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences.”  The JRCERT has defined not actively seeking employment as: 
 
        1. Graduate not communicating employment status with program officials after multiple attempts. 
 
        2. Graduate is not willing to seeking employment if it requires relocation.
 
        3. Graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours.
 
        4. Graduate is on active military duty. 
 
        5. Graduate is continuing education.

Consistent with the JRCERT Standards, Blessing Hospital School of Radiologic Technology has a 5-year average job placement rate of not less than 75% within 12 months of graduation.

Job Placement Rates

 Year

Percent Job Placement

# of Students 

2015

100%

9 graduates
8 of 9 seeking employment
8 of 8 employed within 12 months of graduation

2014

75%

8 graduates
8 of 8 seeking employment
6 of 8 employed within 12 months of graduation

2013

100%

9 graduates
9 of 9 seeking employment
9 of 9 employed within 12 months of graduation

2012

100%

8 graduates
8 of 8 seeking employment
8 of 8 employed within 12 months of graduation

2011

88%

8 graduates
8 of 8 seeking employment
7 of 8 employed within 12 months of graduation 

 5 Year Avg.

93%

42 graduates 
41 of 42 seeking employment 
38 of 41 employed within 12 months of graduation

 

Program Completion Rate

According to the JRCERT Program Annual Report, “Program completion rates are calculated by dividing the number of students who complete the program within the cohort(s) by the number who enrolled in the cohort(s) initially and subsequently (for example, transfer students or re-admits). Students who leave or do not graduate on time for any reason, such as medical leave, personal choice, or course failure, are considered as not completing the program with the original cohort.”
 
Blessing Hospital School of Radiologic Technology has a benchmark set of 75 percent or greater for students entering to successfully complete the program. 

Program Completion Rates 

 Year

Percent Completion

# of Students 

2015 100%  

9 began; 9 graduated  

2014 73%

11 began; 8 graduated
2 voluntary withdrawals, 1 dismissal 

 2013 

82%

11 began; 9 graduated
1 voluntary withdrawal, 1 dismissal

 2012 80%  10 began; 8 graduated
1 voluntary withdrawal, 1 dismissal

2011

80%

10 began; 8 graduated
1 voluntary withdrawal, 1 dismissal