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    whats the most you could possibly earn?
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    I think you start at about 16k a year, and it increases from there.
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    (Original post by foldingstars45)
    I think you start at about 16k a year, and it increases from there.
    I think it is 22K a year it starts at then it increases. 16k sounds way too low.

    It is a good career. I am thinking of it myself.
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    Maybe you should ask this question in the diagnostic radiography thread. Here it is

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1381146
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    (Original post by firestar101)
    I think it is 22K a year it starts at then it increases. 16k sounds way too low.

    It is a good career. I am thinking of it myself.
    sorry, i was wrong
    Google says the starting salary if you are a newly qualified diagnostic radiographer on the NHS is £20,225.
    My dad is currently training as one though, and I'm pretty sure he said it was lower than 20k in your first year working..
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    (Original post by foldingstars45)
    sorry, i was wrong
    Google says the starting salary if you are a newly qualified diagnostic radiographer on the NHS is £20,225.
    My dad is currently training as one though, and I'm pretty sure he said it was lower than 20k in your first year working..
    It is ok. Where did your dad get his degree from. I am thinking of doing the masters in diagnostic radiography course at teesside uni. I am a graduate.
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    (Original post by firestar101)
    It is ok. Where did your dad get his degree from. I am thinking of doing the masters in diagnostic radiography course at teesside uni. I am a graduate.
    He's doing his undergraduate degree at Derby, he qualifies this year.
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    I've googled this alot myself 'cause i'm interested

    Seems you start on the bottom of band 5 at about 21k a year, can go up to 27k
    If you decide to specialised you can move up a band and earn 25-35k
    You could have a lead/superintendant role and move up again and at the very top end become a consultant at 50k +
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    (Original post by emma363)
    I've googled this alot myself 'cause i'm interested

    Seems you start on the bottom of band 5 at about 21k a year, can go up to 27k
    If you decide to specialised you can move up a band and earn 25-35k
    You could have a lead/superintendant role and move up again and at the very top end become a consultant at 50k +
    wow thats excellent money
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    (Original post by firestar101)
    It is ok. Where did your dad get his degree from. I am thinking of doing the masters in diagnostic radiography course at teesside uni. I am a graduate.
    I'm thinking of doing that too! This post a 2 years old I see and would like to ask if you carry it through, if so, how was the course?

    Many thanks
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    (Original post by chatter289)
    I'm thinking of doing that too! This post a 2 years old I see and would like to ask if you carry it through, if so, how was the course?

    Many thanks
    No, I decided against it. Not enough jobs in radiography.
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    (Original post by firestar101)
    No, I decided against it. Not enough jobs in radiography.
    Really? I thought there were not enough radiographers... Well, that's what the NHS website states. Did you carry it out or did you drop prior to the course?
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    (Original post by chatter289)
    Really? I thought there were not enough radiographers... Well, that's what the NHS website states. Did you carry it out or did you drop prior to the course?
    I never carried it out. That's what the nhs always says. It is really difficult just now to find a job as a radiographer.
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    (Original post by firestar101)
    I never carried it out. That's what the nhs always says. It is really difficult just now to find a job as a radiographer.

    Whatever career we do we are never guaranteed anything. May as well shove the degree(s) up our a**! What are you doing with yourself now? Ay luck in finding a job or anything?
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    (Original post by chatter289)
    Whatever career we do we are never guaranteed anything. May as well shove the degree(s) up our a**! What are you doing with yourself now? Ay luck in finding a job or anything?
    Decided to do pharmacy.
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    (Original post by emma363)
    I've googled this alot myself 'cause i'm interested

    Seems you start on the bottom of band 5 at about 21k a year, can go up to 27k
    If you decide to specialised you can move up a band and earn 25-35k
    You could have a lead/superintendant role and move up again and at the very top end become a consultant at 50k +
    don't forget there's the shift allowances / on calls on top of that, diagnostic radiography is under increasing pressure to be a 24/7 speciality to support not only A+E and acute assessment areas but also CT for CVA to rule in/ rule out bleed vs thrombus for Thrombolysis and to support the MTCs in deliviering timely trauma care.
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    (Original post by chatter289)
    I'm thinking of doing that too! This post a 2 years old I see and would like to ask if you carry it through, if so, how was the course?

    Many thanks
    Well I stuck to doing the course and glad I did. And yes there is still a shortage do whoever says there isn't enough jobs is lying!

    I'm enjoying now going into second year, it is a good rewarding career from what I can see. I'm hoping to specialise in ultrasound after and remember with sonography u can a LOT of money, 50-£60 per hour privately.
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    (Original post by gchaggar75)
    Well I stuck to doing the course and glad I did. And yes there is still a shortage do whoever says there isn't enough jobs is lying!

    I'm enjoying now going into second year, it is a good rewarding career from what I can see. I'm hoping to specialise in ultrasound after and remember with sonography u can a LOT of money, 50-£60 per hour privately.
    Thank you so very much hun. Good luck x
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    It's actually really hard getting a job in radiography at the moment. And the government is pushing for more reforms so uncertainty remains :-(

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