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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.

Required Qualifications

  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)

Level of Schooling & School Subjects

  • NSC/NC(V) 

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Duration of Study

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

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. 

Further Information

Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA)

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