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I've been looking into alternative options as I know i will probably get rejected from dentisry, then I came across this. But upon doing further research I am beginning to question if diagnostic radiography is a good option and will be worth it, like the pay is not great considering the work required. And at uni you have to both work and do placement. Can anyone who has studied this please advise me and be real with me about if its worth it or not?
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I've been looking into alternative options as I know i will probably get rejected from dentisry, then I came across this. But upon doing further research I am beginning to question if diagnostic radiography is a good option and will be worth it, like the pay is not great considering the work required. And at uni you have to both work and do placement. Can anyone who has studied this please advise me and be real with me about if its worth it or not?
Qxi.xli ( I think I read you were doing this course - correct me if I'm wrong ).

Yes it still a worthwhile career to do as we always need people to do xrays / scans etc.

All health profession jobs requires both university & placement. Those working in radiography departments only tend to work Monday to Fridays from about 8am till approx 6/7pm compared to nursing with 24/7 shifts patterns...!!! Obviously each country of UK they work different hours & days .

Pay starts at bottom of band 5 for newly qualified diagnostic radiography with NHS and you can gradually work up the other pay band levels ever few years after gaining experience in job.

I studied adult nursing & recently midwifing which is hard to do to.

Nobody goes into NHS for the money as it all about the care we give to people so if it's about money then NHS won't suit you probably.
I worked up the career ladder but of course I worked hard over the years to get to position I'm currently in. Try working in ICU transplant area looking after patients who fighting for there lives after major surgery as it not easy compared to someone in xray department looking at a note telling you what area require xray or scanned on as I think it a easy enough job dispite what's involved.

If I'm right its 3 years in some parts of uk and 4 years in others parts.
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Qxi.xli ( I think I read you were doing this course - correct me if I'm wrong ).

Yes it still a worthwhile career to do as we always need people to do xrays / scans etc.

All health profession jobs requires both university & placement. Those working in radiography departments only tend to work Monday to Fridays from about 8am till approx 6/7pm compared to nursing with 24/7 shifts patterns...!!! Obviously each country of UK they work different hours & days .

Pay starts at bottom of band 5 for newly qualified diagnostic radiography with NHS and you can gradually work up the other pay band levels ever few years after gaining experience in job.

I studied adult nursing & recently midwifing which is hard to do to.

Nobody goes into NHS for the money as it all about the care we give to people so if it's about money then NHS won't suit you probably.
I worked up the career ladder but of course I worked hard over the years to get to position I'm currently in. Try working in ICU transplant area looking after patients who fighting for there lives after major surgery as it not easy compared to someone in xray department looking at a note telling you what area require xray or scanned on as I think it a easy enough job dispite what's involved.

If I'm right its 3 years in some parts of uk and 4 years in others parts.
hii, not me but thank you
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hii, not me but thank you
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Apologies in thinking you were ok xx😃 😃
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All allied health professions are typically a lot of hard work for slightly above average pay. There are definitely easier jobs out there. If you are money-oriented it's probably not a good choice. However if you enjoy having a positive impact on others then it could be very rewarding. From my research, each day is different and you are constantly learning throughout the career. You can work in several areas of a hospital (A&E, Theatre, Outpatient) which keeps it varied. And there are many opportunities to specialise in an imaging modality e.g. MRI (and go up to band 6 or 7 on the payscale). Also just to clarify, there are definitely nightshifts involved. Imaging is a 24hour service now.

Perhaps physiotherapy would suit you more as it's easier to work privately or even set up your own business with high earning potential, like Dentistry
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All allied health professions are typically a lot of hard work for slightly above average pay. There are definitely easier jobs out there. If you are money-oriented it's probably not a good choice. However if you enjoy having a positive impact on others then it could be very rewarding. From my research, each day is different and you are constantly learning throughout the career. You can work in several areas of a hospital (A&E, Theatre, Outpatient) which keeps it varied. And there are many opportunities to specialise in an imaging modality e.g. MRI (and go up to band 6 or 7 on the payscale). Also just to clarify, there are definitely nightshifts involved. Imaging is a 24hour service now.

Perhaps physiotherapy would suit you more as it's easier to work privately or even set up your own business with high earning potential, like Dentistry
Thanks ,I will look into physiotherapy
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