- Carries out post-treatment reviews and follow-ups.
- Explains treatment to patient and management of any side effects.
- Calculates radiation dosage and maps volume to be treated.
- Plans course of treatment with clinical oncologists and physicists.
- Maintains records of all radiographic/therapeutic work undertaken.
- Positions patient and operates x-ray, scanning or fluoroscopic equipment.
- Decides length and intensity of exposure or strength of dosage of isotope.
- Verifies identity of patient and ensures that necessary preparations have been made for the examination/treatment.
- Assesses patients and interprets clinical requirements to determine appropriate radiographic treatments.
- Uses a range of imaging devices for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.
Typical Education Level
Honours, Bachelor's degree
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 17% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for medical radiographer is £34,808
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,005. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for medical radiographer roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £34,808 per year. That is about £2,901 per month or £17.85 per hour. New workers generally start on £27,040, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £81,016
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 1,005 people are employed in the region.