The Med Shed
What NHS career would suit you?

Diagnostic Radiographer


You work as a diagnostic radiographer on the ground floor of Hull Royal Infirmary, using a variety of different methods to take images of the insides of peoples’ bodies.

Today, you can identify a small fracture from the x-ray of a little girl’s leg. You tell the team looking after her so she can be treated correctly.

You never quite know who’ll you’ll come across next. There’s an elderly woman with a broken hip, a teenage boy who hurt his leg playing football. It’s not broken, though. You’re part of a large medical team, playing a vital role in the diagnosis of injuries and diseases.


You’d like to work in a medical environment and are interested in digital imaging and technology. You can put people at ease and enjoy working in a team.

Radiography is one of the most innovative aspects of healthcare — you’ll use advanced technology to look inside patients’ bodies and understand the root causes of their illness and consult with colleagues on diagnosis and treatment plans. You need to be confident to work with leading-edge technology and be able to learn new skills. You should be able to build a rapport with patients and to communicate well with other team members.


You’ll need a minimum of five GCSEs (or the equivalent), preferably including a good grade in science. You’ll be applying for two — maybe even three — A-Levels, including a science subject.

After obtaining at least two good A-Level grades, you’ll need to apply for a degree in diagnostic radiography, approved by the Health and Care Professions Council.

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