Radiography Careers

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Radiography Careers

Radiography is an exciting, fulfilling career that bridges advanced technology with patient-centred care.

Radiographers care for patients using a range of fascinating technology to diagnose, investigate or treat patients with illness, conditions, and injuries.

They work with people through all stages of their life from before birth, including fertility support and specialist prenatal imaging, right the way through to end-of-life care and occasionally beyond.

Everyday radiographers see the difference they make to people’s lives. Providing compassionate respectful care towards patients, their families, friends, or carers, is essential in this career.

Learn about being a Diagnostic or Therapeutic radiographer below.

Book a session with our outreach officer

We are available to educate young people and larger audiences about careers in radiography. Whether you’d like us to speak at your event (in-person or virtually) or exhibit at your careers fair, book a session with our Professional Officer for Careers Promotion and Outreach via our request form.

Diagnostic Radiography

Diagnostic radiographers (DRs) use highly technical equipment to view inside the human body. They often diagnose injuries, illnesses, or conditions producing high quality, detailed digital images. Sometimes
they use the technology for treatment procedures.

Learn more about being a diagnostic radiographer via the NHS website, while for a list of available UK course see below: 

Therapeutic Radiography 

Therapeutic radiographers (TRs) provide care to patients diagnosed with cancer and safely plan and deliver radiotherapy. They are responsible for patients throughout their whole radiotherapy journey and will support and advise patients, their friends, family, or carers.

Learn more about being a therapeutic radiographer via the NHS website, while for a list of available UK course, see below: 


Please view our list of CoR Approved Providers with radiography courses below. 

Careers Booklet

Working as a Radiographer: What you need to know

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