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What is a radiographer?

Have you ever broken or cracked a bone and been to hospital? Have you or a member of your family had radiotherapy treatment for cancer? Yes? Then you’ve probably met a radiographer!

Radiographers care for people who are unwell, in pain and may be anxious or uncertain about what is going to happen. They are an important part of large multi-profession teams and use their wide range of skills and training to deliver a sensitive, patient-focused healthcare service in Wales.

Is radiography the right career for me?

Caring for patients is at the heart of what radiographers do; they must be compassionate and have empathy. Radiographers must be able to work and communicate with people of all ages and backgrounds. When you study to become a radiographer, you will develop your people skills in order to provide excellent patient care.

An interest in the sciences is essential as you'll learn a lot about anatomy, technology, disease and injuries.

A great radiographer:

  • is calm under pressure
  • enjoys working as part of a team
  • is confident working with leading-edge technology
  • is adaptable and has the ability to learn new skills

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