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I'm an Alevel student predicted AAA in Eng Lit, Biology and Pyschology.

I want to do a degree in health with good pay and an opportunity to work towards higher jobs within the field. More specifically diagnostic radiography. I just wanted to know, what are the prospects and the process after finishing my degree?

Aaand also wanted to know how exactly do I work towards the sonography consultancy bit?

Thankyouu !!
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Original post by jellyandjam
I'm an Alevel student predicted AAA in Eng Lit, Biology and Pyschology.

I want to do a degree in health with good pay and an opportunity to work towards higher jobs within the field. More specifically diagnostic radiography. I just wanted to know, what are the prospects and the process after finishing my degree?

Thankyouu !!


To get into sonography?

Almost 100% employment in diagnostic radiography. To become a sonographer you'd have to do complete a masters in ultrasound (which is really competitive)
Original post by KyleH123
To get into sonography?

Almost 100% employment in diagnostic radiography. To become a sonographer you'd have to do complete a masters in ultrasound (which is really competitive)


:smile: what about consultancy in diagnostic radiography? a masters needed?
Original post by jellyandjam
:smile: what about consultancy in diagnostic radiography? a masters needed?


A masters helps, but I think you work your way up.
Original post by KyleH123
A masters helps, but I think you work your way up.


thankyouuu for your wisdom :biggrin:
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Consultant-grade radiographers are few and far between. It's just a fancy term for a highly specialised radiographer who might focus more on clinical work rather than managerial (superintendent). Only a few departments recognise them. A masters is essential for the role, but so is years of experience.

As above, a job is 100% guaranteed when you qualify. Just be aware that to do postgraduate ultrasound you need to work somewhere willing to support your training. This won't be an issue, just something you'll want to consider. You may have to work as a radiographer for a year or two if there are no training posts available/there are more senior staff already in line.
Original post by jellyandjam
I'm an Alevel student predicted AAA in Eng Lit, Biology and Pyschology.

I want to do a degree in health with good pay and an opportunity to work towards higher jobs within the field. More specifically diagnostic radiography. I just wanted to know, what are the prospects and the process after finishing my degree?

Aaand also wanted to know how exactly do I work towards the sonography consultancy bit?

Thankyouu !!


BCU do a BSc in Ultrasound if you're positive you want to go into to that field. Otherwise you would need to do an MSc after completing a diagnostic radiography degree.

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Original post by FXX
Consultant-grade radiographers are few and far between. It's just a fancy term for a highly specialised radiographer who might focus more on clinical work rather than managerial (superintendent). Only a few departments recognise them. A masters is essential for the role, but so is years of experience.

As above, a job is 100% guaranteed when you qualify. Just be aware that to do postgraduate ultrasound you need to work somewhere willing to support your training. This won't be an issue, just something you'll want to consider. You may have to work as a radiographer for a year or two if there are no training posts available/there are more senior staff already in line.


Is it hard to get into sonography ?
Original post by KyleH123
To get into sonography?

Almost 100% employment in diagnostic radiography. To become a sonographer you'd have to do complete a masters in ultrasound (which is really competitive)


Can i become a sonographer by doing therapeutic radiography then a master in medical ultrasound
No, it usually requires diagnostic radiography BSc
Hiya, Ive just graduated from Diagnostic Radiography & Imaging BSc!
The way to become a sonographer is to first, do diagnostic radiography and become a radiographer. After a couple of years experience in radiography you can specialise into sonography and do your postgraduate masters in sonography and then you're a sonographer :smile:
Hope this helps !
Original post by jellyandjam
I'm an Alevel student predicted AAA in Eng Lit, Biology and Pyschology.

I want to do a degree in health with good pay and an opportunity to work towards higher jobs within the field. More specifically diagnostic radiography. I just wanted to know, what are the prospects and the process after finishing my degree?

Aaand also wanted to know how exactly do I work towards the sonography consultancy bit?

Thankyouu !!
Please DO NOT do the BSc at BCU in sonography. You need HCPC registration to practice and sonography itself is not a protected title. I do believe that BCU are scrapping it. This is why 95% of people do a BSc in radiography before going into another modality. Also, you need a PGDip for medical ultrasound to be qualified, not a masters. However, if you want a masters you can apply for that too.

I’m about to apply to do my BSc in radiography as a mature student but my partner is a sonographer and was a radiographer for over a decade. People are right on here that it’s very competitive to get on a training prep frame in ultrasound if you’re a newly qualified radiographer. My only advice would be to at least work as a full time radiographer for at least a year. If training posts still do not come up in your trust or you don’t land a place, look elsewhere. Hope this help.

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