How to become a radiographer
Pathways to this career
- Complete an accredited undergraduate degree in radiography or medical imaging.
- Do you have your eye on postgraduate study? You will need an undergraduate degree in a health science field or other qualified recognition.
- You may be required to complete a year of supervised practice with the Australian Institute of Radiography before becoming a registered radiographer.
- 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
- Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
- Australian Institute of Radiography
- Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia
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