Pay by Experience Level for Radiographers
The entry-level, years of experience and the average salary for Radiographers are as follow:
Entry-level Radiographers with less than one year experience earn £23,561 (bonus, overtime pay and tips are included).
Early-career Radiographers with 1-4 years of experience, can expect to earn £25,636.
Mid-career Radiographers with 5-9 years of experience will pocket £30,399.
Experienced Radiographers with 10-19 years of experience will make £36,061.
Late career Radiographers with more than twenty years experience can look forward to a total average of £39,820 compensation.
Essential Skills for Radiographers
Emergency/Trauma and Radiography (X-ray), Computed Tomography (CT), and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) are some of the most popular skills for radiographers.
How Become a Radiographers?
To become a radiographer, you need the right qualifications, and you need to be a qualified medical graduate. If you work as a radiographer, you are working as an independent contractor. Being self-employed means that you don’t need occupational health or safety certificate or any special certificate to work as a radiographer.
However, the fact that you are working as a radiographer means that you need to be accredited by the Department of Health, and by the Medical Council. These certificates give you access to specific jobs within the NHS, and the first step in taking this step is to apply to the Health and Social Care Council.
What Do Radiographers Do?
Radiographers in the UK provide specialist radiographic services to the NHS in England, including rapid diagnosis of patients with suspected coronary heart disease (CHD). They have the opportunity to work at the community level, working in networks of hospitals, hospitals’ teams of consultants, other radiology centres, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and teaching hospitals to deliver services to these populations. The overall goal of the consultant radiologist is to provide high-quality services that will improve patient outcomes.