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Radiographer

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Radiographers work in one of two main areas: diagnostic radiography – identifying injuries and diseases using various kinds of scans and x-rays; or therapeutic radiography – using radiation to treat illnesses.

The Work

Diagnostic Radiographer

You could be:

Therapeutic Radiographer (or Radiotherapy Radiographer)

You could be:

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Conditions

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Getting In

There are over 26,000 registered radiographers in the UK, the majority of which work for the NHS. Radiographers also work in private clinics, in industry or in the armed forces.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
3025
2.4 %
RISE
2023
3097
  United Kingdom
2018
29730
2.9 %
RISE
2023
30583

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

Training

Getting On

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS)
Website: http://www.bmus.org
Twitter: @BMUS_Ultrasound
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BMUSoc/?ref=page_internal

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Tel: 0300 500 4472
E-mail: registration@hcpc-uk.org
Website: http://www.hcpc-uk.org/
Twitter: @The_HCPC
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hcpcuk

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is the UK-wide regulatory body responsible for setting and maintaining standards of professional training, performance and conduct in the following health care professions: Arts Therapists; Audiologist; Biomedical Scientist; Chiropodist and Podiatrist; Clinical Scientist; Dietician; Occupational Therapist; Operating Department Practitioner; Orthoptist; Paramedic; Physiotherapist; Practitioner Psychologist; Prosthetist and Orthotist; Radiographer; Speech and Language Therapist. (The HCPC may regulate other healthcare professions in the future.) The HCPC website contains a register of all approved courses in the above professions.

Skills for Health
Tel: 0207 388 8800
E-mail: contactus@skillsforhealth.org.uk
Website: http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/
Twitter: @Skillsforhealth
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skillsforhealth1

Skills for Health is the Sector Skills Council for the health sector.

Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR)
Tel: 020 7740 7200
Website: http://www.sor.org/
Website (2): http://radiographycareers.co.uk/
Twitter: @SCoRMembers
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Society-and-College-of-Radiographers/117467811876

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