Radiography is the art and science of using radiation to provide images of the tissues, organs, bones, and vessels that comprise the human body. Radiologists, physicians who have had special training in interpreting diagnostic images, read or diagnose these images. Treatment of a patient depends on the accurate and precise production of radiographic images.
In India, the average starting salary of a radiographer ranges between Rs.7,000 – Rs.10,000 per month in government/private hospitals. However, earnings are more in private practice as compared to salaried jobs. Opportunities are also there in gulf countries and Middle East countries. In these countries radiographers get salaries between Rs.30, 000 – Rs.50, 000 per month. In UK, the average starting salary of a newly qualified Radiographer is around £17,000 per year which is much more than what it is in India.
Candidates who have passed their 10+2 or equivalent with 50% marks in mathematics, physics and chemistry are eligible for entry into the course.
B.Sc. Medical Technology in Radiology (Hons)
Bachelor of Medical Radio Diagnosis and Imaging Technology (BMRIT)
Bachelor of Medical Radiotherapy Technology (BMRT)
Certificate Course in Radiography
Certificate Course in Radiography Diagnostic
Certificate Course in Radiological Assistant
Diploma in Radiodiagnostic Technology
Diploma in Radiography and Radiotherapy
Post Graduate Diploma in Radio Diagnosis and Imaging Sciences
Post Graduate Diploma in Radio Therapy Technology
Post Graduate Diploma in X-ray Radiography and Ultrasonography
Radiography is one of the most promising career options in the paramedical field. Employment prospects for radiographers are good, both within the country and overseas. With health services increasing leaps and bounds, radiographers are constantly in demand in nursing homes, hospitals, diagnostic centres as well as super-speciality hospitals. In India, radiographers can work both in private & government hospitals. Jobs are available on part time and full-time work.