How to become a Radiographer | Career Paths & Education | Open Universities Australia

How to become a radiographer

Work with cutting edge technology to take X-rays and for diagnostic, monitoring, and treatment purposes.

Pathways to this career

  1. Complete an accredited undergraduate degree in radiography or medical imaging.
  2. Do you have your eye on postgraduate study? You will need an undergraduate degree in a health science field or other qualified recognition.
  3. You may be required to complete a year of supervised practice with the Australian Institute of Radiography before becoming a registered radiographer.
  4. Register with the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia to practice as a radiographer.

What does a radiographer do?

Duties and tasks

  • Setting up radiation equipment and performing radiation processes on patients
  • Monitoring the status of radiation processes
  • Answering patients questions about the radiation process
  • Deciding on the accuracy and quality of images taken
  • Following up on patients with medical professionals

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