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Medical Radiation Therapist

A Medical Diagnostic Radiographer or Medical Imaging Technologist operates x-ray and other medical imaging equipment. They produce images for medical diagnostic purposes and often work with radiologists and other medical specialists.

How to be a Medical Radiation Therapist in South Africa

Get the Required Qualifications

Depending on the specific career path you wish to take, you will typically need the following qualifications to  become a medical radiation therapist in South Africa.

  1. Certificate (National Senior Certificate / NC(V) According to the specific requirements of the educational institution)
  2. Diploma (National Diploma in Diagnostic Radiography)
  3. Bachelor’s Degree (Bachelor of Technology in Radiography)

Demonstrate Competence in the Required Subjects

Different educational institutions may have different admission requirements; however, you will typically be required to demonstrate competency in the following subjects:

Accumulate Years of Relevant Study and Experience

Medical radiation therapists in South Africa typically study for 3-4 years.

Find Relevant Employment Opportunities

To work as a medical radiation therapist in South Africa, you will have to register with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

Medical Radiation Therapists are employed in government and private hospitals, as well as clinics and private practices. 

Find More Information from Relevant Regulatory Bodies

To find more information about medical radiation therapists in South Africa, contact the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA).


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