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    What's in more demand?
    Which one has a better prospects?
    Are radiographers in danger to x rays ?

    I've got excema would x ray harm my skin? .
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    hey, im doing radiography this year and I already work in the radiology dpt, and the x-rays wont hurt your skin. you don't get exposed to the radiation and you always wear a lead gown protecting you if you go out and even then you don't get hit by the rays.

    job wise, they are both in demand and I know with radiography theres a lot you can go into. CT, MRI, Ultrasound, NM, and you can progress a lot, if you specialise. I don't know much about audiology though so cant help with that

    Hope this helps
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    (Original post by ZuluK)
    hey, im doing radiography this year and I already work in the radiology dpt, and the x-rays wont hurt your skin. you don't get exposed to the radiation and you always wear a lead gown protecting you if you go out and even then you don't get hit by the rays.

    job wise, they are both in demand and I know with radiography theres a lot you can go into. CT, MRI, Ultrasound, NM, and you can progress a lot, if you specialise. I don't know much about audiology though so cant help with that

    Hope this helps
    Thanks for the response! it helped abit.
    What made you go into radiography?
    Is it biology , chem or physics based ?
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    (Original post by Uz25)
    Thanks for the response! it helped abit.
    What made you go into radiography?
    Is it biology , chem or physics based ?
    no worries.

    my current job actually. its actually a decent job and the starting salary is over 21k and I know someone whose been working as a radiographer for 10 years and is now earning over double. 45k I think. so its not bad. plus the variety you see a lot and have a wide area to specialise in.

    I haven't started the course yet but from what I hear its mostly bio and physics. because of anatomy and radiation. physics a lot more in 2nd year and the first year is more bio I think.
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    (Original post by ZuluK)
    no worries.

    my current job actually. its actually a decent job and the starting salary is over 21k and I know someone whose been working as a radiographer for 10 years and is now earning over double. 45k I think. so its not bad. plus the variety you see a lot and have a wide area to specialise in.

    I haven't started the course yet but from what I hear its mostly bio and physics. because of anatomy and radiation. physics a lot more in 2nd year and the first year is more bio I think.
    Awwww atm I'm considering doing Dietetics. However, I'm considering shadowing a radiographer and get a feel for that career.

    I'm into Biology. I'm not really into physics but it's not bad
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    (Original post by Uz25)
    Awwww atm I'm considering doing Dietetics. However, I'm considering shadowing a radiographer and get a feel for that career.

    I'm into Biology. I'm not really into physics but it's not bad
    that's sounds good. defo do that and get a rough idea about the degree and course and stuff.

    haha I hate physics but its a major part of radiography unfortunately. I prefer chemistry and they barely cover I think. xx
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    (Original post by ZuluK)
    that's sounds good. defo do that and get a rough idea about the degree and course and stuff.

    haha I hate physics but its a major part of radiography unfortunately. I prefer chemistry and they barely cover I think. xx
    Yeah I will do so!
    I've decided that I'm either applying for: Dietetics/radiography/audiology for uni.

    I'm confused to whether shadow a radiographer or audiologist. I'll try and apply for radiography at a hospital. And maybe audiology in a different place.
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    (Original post by Uz25)
    Yeah I will do so!
    I've decided that I'm either applying for: Dietetics/radiography/audiology for uni.

    I'm confused to whether shadow a radiographer or audiologist. I'll try and apply for radiography at a hospital. And maybe audiology in a different place.
    You could try to shadow both and see which you prefer and get an idea. I heard you get paid a lot for audiology and it's less responsibility but I don't have facts. you might prefer audiology if you don't like physics that much
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    (Original post by ZuluK)
    You could try to shadow both and see which you prefer and get an idea. I heard you get paid a lot for audiology and it's less responsibility but I don't have facts. you might prefer audiology if you don't like physics that much
    That's what I'm thinking however, there's a lack of jobs in that area. Plus they do audiology far and I don't wanna live away.

    Hopefully, I get to shadow both for now I'm ganna apply for radiography work experience!
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    Hi! I've just been reading your posts and I'm in the same position as you! at first i was considering applying for radiography but i heard the job is very stressful in terms of having to be available for night shifts and on-call shifts in A&E.

    I didn't get the chance to do work experience for radiography i tried many hospitals but most of them didn't accept If you do shadow a radiographer, could you please let me know what you thought of it/what your experience was like?

    I am planning to get audiology work experience soon because I'm thinking it's a better choice but still not sure yet If I do shadow an audiologist I'll let you know how my experience was
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    (Original post by Uz25)
    What's in more demand?
    Which one has a better prospects?
    Are radiographers in danger to x rays ?

    I've got excema would x ray harm my skin? .
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    I have no experience of audiology at all, but I'd say radiography (not radiology - that's a branch of medicine) is more demanding, but has great prospects, there are many things you can do post-gad (MRI, CT, Ultrasound, Nuclear medicine, reporting, research, education, etc) there's so much you can do and radiography is constantly advancing. I start my radiography course on Monday and I can't wait.

    No, radiographers aren't in danger of radiation exposure, so long as they take all the safety precautions. They're also required, by law, to wear a safety device called a thermo-luminescent dosimeter which will record any exposure they may have accidentally received.

    No, I don't believe radiation will exacerbate your eczema.

    Really take some time and research various courses, do something that genuinely interests you and that you see yourself doing long term. I started out in nursing and decided that wasn't for me, radiography is definitely where I want to be.

    Edit: Just seen I've pretty much repeated what ZuluK said, but yeah lol, hope this helps.
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    (Original post by Maryam Taher)
    Hi! I've just been reading your posts and I'm in the same position as you! at first i was considering applying for radiography but i heard the job is very stressful in terms of having to be available for night shifts and on-call shifts in A&E.

    I didn't get the chance to do work experience for radiography i tried many hospitals but most of them didn't accept If you do shadow a radiographer, could you please let me know what you thought of it/what your experience was like?

    I am planning to get audiology work experience soon because I'm thinking it's a better choice but still not sure yet If I do shadow an audiologist I'll let you know how my experience was
    Thanks I haven't even sent off my application form...

    I'll tell you how it goes if I get a place.

    I'm also considering becoming a dietician
 
 
 
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