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Baker College Radiologic Technology Students Achieve 100 Percent Pass Rate for National ExamAugust 19, 2014
Sixth consecutive graduating class to pass on first attempt
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Baker College of Clinton Township has reported a 100 percent pass rate on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination for its 2014 graduates of the radiologic technology program. These graduates are now registered radiography technologists.
This is the sixth consecutive graduating class in which all students who have taken the rigorous national credentialing exam have passed on their first attempt.
“We commend these students for their hard work and dedication to this demanding professional track program,” said Donald R. Torline, president of Baker College of Clinton Township. “It is an incredible achievement to have all 104 of our graduates in this program since 2009 pass the national credentialing exam on their first attempt, especially considering the national pass rate is 89.6 percent. This reflects positively on the quality of the students and also on the program and our faculty and staff who are dedicated to training others for rewarding careers in this important field.”
The Baker College radiologic technology program is a competitive, limited-enrollment, associate degree program that accepts approximately 20 students each year. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.
“Radiologic technicians are on the front lines of helping patients back to health, and the profession tends to attract those who are eager to be of service to others,” said Jufauri Ely, MBA, R.T.(R)(ARRT), radiologic technology program director. “Our graduates’ performance on the credential exam shows that they are as passionate about their studies as we are about our work in training them to provide valuable diagnostic information that can potentially save lives.”
To qualify for the ARRT exam, students must successfully complete the associate degree program. Through classroom studies, advanced learning labs, closed-circuit video training and clinical experience, students are trained to be qualified professionals ready to become ARRT certified and enter the workforce as an entry-level radiographer.
ARRT credentials are a nationally recognized standard for professionals in medical imaging and radiologic technology.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for radiologic and MRI technologists is $55,910 and employment in the field is expected to grow 21 percent by 2022. The median salary for diagnostic medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians, including vascular technologists, is $60,350 with an expected growth of 39 percent by 2022.
For more information about the radiologic technology associate degree program, visit the new Baker College website at www.baker.edu that offers extensive program and career information or contact Annette Looser in the admissions office at Annette.Looser@baker.edu or 586.791.3000.return
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