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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 become qualified in this field (learning path)

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

Level of Schooling & School Subjects

  • NSC/NC(V) 

Recommended subjects:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Physical Science or Biology

Duration of study

3-4 Years


To begin working you will have to register with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA)

Diagnostic radiologists are employed in government and private hospitals, as well as clinics and private practices. 

Further Information

Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA)

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