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APSU answers shortage with TBR's only B.S. in Radiologic Technology

With radiographers in high demand and shortages forcing American hospitals to use experts overseas, APSU is offering a new Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology–the only degree of its kind offered by a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.

The program will teach students to create and evaluate x-rays in preparation for careers as radiographers, CT technologists and MRI technologists.
With radiographers in high demand and shortages forcing American hospitals to use experts overseas, APSU is offering a new Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology—the only degree of its kind offered by a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.

The program will teach students to create and evaluate x-rays in preparation for careers as radiographers, CT technologists and MRI technologists.

“It is an exciting time for radiologic technology professionals,” says Dr. Rex Ameigh, assistant professor of biological sciences and director of APSU's radiologic technology program. “We are in high demand, new technology has broadened the field, and we get paid pretty good, also.”

The average starting salary for radiographers is approximately $40,000. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the field is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2012.

APSU offers three concentrations in the program: radiography, nuclear medicine and diagnostic sonography. The nuclear medicine and diagnostic sonography concentrations are taught in partnership with Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
The University also offers a Master of Science in Biology with a concentration in radiologic science.

APSU's radiologic technology program accepts only one class per year. Applications for the June class are being accepted through Monday, Feb. 28. You must have completed two years in a pre-professional degree program prior to acceptance.
For more information, telephone Ameigh at (931) 221-7791.
—Rebecca Mackey