I was interested in being a radiographer could someone tell be what their working hours are like and what the degree course is like.
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- 20-10-2015 17:25
- 20-10-2015 22:01
A newly qualified diagnostic radiographer working in x-ray has to provide a 24/7 service in most hospitals. That means you will have to work weekends and nights.
You can specialise in other areas which don't require you to work nights, but weekends are virtually unavoidable as the NHS has to move to a seven day service. The private sector is an alternative but career progression is usually more limited.
The degree course is challenging at times as you have to balance written work with placement. There's also a lot of rubbish involved as you have to do quite a bit of interprofessional practice, which is wishy-washy at best. The radiography bits are interesting though, and you spend half the time on placement, so if you don't enjoy that bit, you're on the wrong course.