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Table. 2.

Table. 2.

Trend of passing rate of Korean clinical laboratory technologists’ national examination

Year Examinees Passers Passing rate (%) No. of licenses
Act on Medical Assistants
1st (1965 Apr) 1,251 684 54.7 684
2nd (1965 Aug) 736 208 28.3 892
3rd (1966) 256 71 27.7 963
4th (1967) 131 60 45.8 1,023
5th (1968) 146 61 41.8 1,084
6th (1969) 162 63 38.9 1,147
7th (1970) 222 143 64.4 1,290
8th (1971) 278 177 63.7 1,467
9th (1972) 324 129 39.8 1,596
10th (1973) 411 171 41.6 1,767
Act on Medical Technicians
1st (1974) 451 139 30.8 1,906
2nd (1975) 566 185 32.7 2,091
3rd (1976) 687 369 53.7 2,460
4th (1977) 783 479 61.2 2,939
5th (1978) 894 556 62.2 3,495
6th (1979) 948 366 38.6 3,861
7th (1980) 1,154 615 53.3 4,476
8th (1981) 1,171 537 45.9 5,013
9th (1982) 1,380 497 36.0 5,510
10th (1983) 1,852 1,058 57.1 6,568
11st (1984) 1,954 549 28.1 7,117
12nd (1985) 2,682 1,748 65.2 8,865
13rd (1986) 2,486 1,559 62.7 10,424
14th (1987) 2,540 1,695 66.7 12,119
15th (1988) 2,384 1,626 68.2 13,745
16th (1989) 2,290 1,495 65.3 15,240
17th (1990) 2,184 1,262 57.8 16,502
18th (1991) 2,189 1,362 62.2 17,864
19th (1992) 2,219 1,026 46.2 18,890
20th (1993) 1,043 413 39.6 19,303
21st (1994) 1,959 1,337 68.2 20,640
22nd (1995) 2,074 1,425 68.7 22,065
23rd (1996) 2,017 1,520 75.4 23,585
24th (1997) 2,132 1,610 75.5 25,195
25th (1998) 2,017 1,520 75.4 26,715
Act on Medical Technologists (change of job title)
26th (1999) 2,132 1,610 75.5 28,325
27th (2000) 2,259 1,353 59.9 29,678
28th (2001 Feb) 2,214 1,336 60.3 31,014
29th (2001 Dec) 2,287 1,430 62.5 32,444
30th (2002) 2,293 1,616 70.5 34,060
31st (2003) 2,216 1,522 68.7 35,582
32nd (2004) 2,269 1,400 61.7 36,982
33rd (2005) 2,366 1,376 58.2 38,358
34th (2006) 2,366 1,440 60.9 39,798
35th (2007) 2,395 1,225 51.1 41,023
36th (2008) 2,654 1,708 64.4 42,731
37th (2009) 2,372 1,203 50.7 43,934
38th (2010) 2,497 1,618 64.8 45,552
39th (2011) 2,483 1,497 60.3 47,049
40th (2012) 2,757 1,799 65.3 48,848
41st (2013) 2,880 1,997 69.3 50,845
42nd (2014) 2,949 2,184 74.1 53,029
43rd (2015) 2,956 2,259 76.4 55,288
44th (2016) 2,788 2,070 74.2 57,358
45th (2017) 2,993 2,509 83.8 59,867
46th (2018) 2,927 1,878 64.2 61,745
47th (2019) 3,521 3,054 86.7 64,799
48th (2020) 2,918 2,355 80.7 67,154
49th (2021) 3,155 2,675 84.8 69,829
50th (2022) 2,917 2,561 87.8 72,390
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