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About the Radiologic Technology Pre-Professional Program

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A radiologic technologist, also known as medical radiation technologist or radiographer, performs imaging of the human body for diagnosis or treating medical problems. Students will be prepared to apply to a radiology technology school after completing the Pre-Radiologic Technology program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

The Pre-Radiologic Technology program will satisfy the requirements for admission to the Department of Clinical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center as well as other affiliated professional training programs (see below). Students should check with the specific schools of radiologic technology to which they intend to apply to ensure that requirements are fulfilled.



Specialty areas in radiologic technology:

  • X-ray
  • MRI
  • Ultrasound
  • CT
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Bone densitometry
  • Mammography
  • Angiography
  • Cardiovascular interventional radiology

Median Pay: $61,980 per year

6% Projected Employment Growth

from 2021 to 2031 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Affiliated Radiologic Technology Programs

In addition to the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the University of Nebraska at Kearney is currently affiliated with five schools of radiography. These include Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings, NE; CHI Health in Omaha, NE; Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, NE; Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD; Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD.


Based on cumulative placement data for the last 3 years

88% Accepted


Cristi Engel
"I graduated from UNK in 2000. I am now the program director of the Mary Lanning Healthcare School of Radiologic Technology in Hastings, NE. I am happy that I chose UNK for my undergraduate education as it provided a high level of education and preparation for Radiography school. I was accepted to multiple schools and I truly feel that my courses and the help from my advisor, Peggy Abels, had an impact on that outcome. I enjoyed the time I had on UNK campus. The instructors and professors are knowledgeable and approachable without being intimidating and the campus is just the right size."

Cristi Engel

Mary Lanning Healthcare School of Radiologic Technology, Hastings, NE

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