Who Should Enrol?

You may be interested in a career in Medical Radiologic Technology if you:

  • Desire to work in a medical environment
  • Are compassionate and motivated to help the sick and injured
  • Have a strong academic background, especially in science
  • Have an aptitude for effective communication
  • Are able to cope with constant changes in technology and in your work environment

When working in the health care profession, there are many physical and emotional demands. As a radiographic technologists you must:

  • Be in good physical and mental health and be able to stand or walk for extended periods of time without resting
  • Demonstrate the use of safe and effective body mechanics while working with patients
  • Be able to safely transfer large and heavy patients who may have limited or no weight bearing capabilities
  • Be able to lift and position patients, some of whom are in a state of unconsciousness

Additionally, you may:

  • Experience repetitive strain injuries
  • Be exposed to radiation (within acceptable limits)
  • Be exposed to extreme patient injuries
  • Be required to work extended hours
  • Be exposed to infectious diseases, blood and bodily fluids, toxic materials, noise, allergens, and physical and emotional stress
  • Encounter aggressive and agitated patients, visitors, and staff
  • Experience physical and compassion fatigue
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