Diagnostic radiographer

Female diagnostic radiographer at x-ray machine

A day as a diagnostic radiographer

You work as a diagnostic radiographer at your local NHS hospital, using a variety of different methods to take pictures, or images of the insides of peoples' bodies.

Your day begins with an x-ray of a child's leg, where you identify a small fracture. You inform the relevant healthcare professionals of your findings so the patient can be treated.

Throughout the day, you carry out various other imaging of patients - never knowing quite who or what you'll come across next. You enjoy working closely with a large medical team, and playing a vital role in the diagnosis of injuries and diseases of patients.

Work is always interesting and varied, with great opportunities to develop your career in the future.