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Radiography : Job Prospects & Career Options

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There are a lot of job opportunities for radiographers inside the country as well as internationally. In India there are a lot of jobs in health services. Radiographers are required in large numbers in nursing homes, hospitals, diagnostic centers and super speciality hospitals. The job of a radiographer also covers areas like medicine, research and teaching.  The field of nuclear medicine and photography are also open to x-ray technicians and radiographers. Radiographers have to make high quality images which in turn will help to diagnose disease and injury. They are employed in the X-ray and ultrasound departments of medical institutions and clinics.

Radiographers have to work in diagnostic imaging department, intensive care unit, operating theatre, along with doctors and other hospital staff. In short they have to work as a team. 

The following job profiles also comes under radiography :

Radio Diagnosis: It is the method of diagnosing the patient's illness with the help of X-ray, ultrasound or other such equipment.

Radio Therapy: A therapy radiographer treat patients with tumour, using radiation in highly controlled conditions.

Radiation Protection: Specialists in this area monitor the levels of radiation exposure and thereby ensure that no one is over-exposed to these radiations, which could prove to be extremely harmful.


In the government establishments, medical technologists get a starting salary of approximately Rs 6000 per month. X-ray technicians get a starting salary of Rs 5000 to Rs 8000 per month. Junior occupational therapists may initially draw salaries ranging between Rs 4,000 and Rs 5,500 per month. Remuneration will increase with the rank and experience. In the private sector, salaries are a lot higher.

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