Radiographers use x-rays and sound waves to either diagnose disorders and injuries such as broken bones or to treat illnesses such as certain types of cancer. They will use their academic knowledge along with technical skills required for the sophisticated equipment.
A degree in diagnostic radiography or therapeutic radiography depending on which area you intend to work in (approved by the Health and Care Professions Council). You could also start as a radiography assistant and work your way up to assistant practitioner. You can then work and study part time for a degree and a professional qualification as a radiographer.
- The ability to use complex technology and sophisticated scanning equipment
- A strong interest in science
- An eye for detail
- Care and consideration for others
- Empathy for patients who may be very ill
- Able to think quickly and make decisions
- A desire to keep up to date with techniques and technology
£21,000 to £28,000