The Med Shed

Diagnostic Radiographer

THE WORKING DAY

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.

DOES THIS SOUND LIKE ME?

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.

WHAT'S NEXT?

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.