Watch the video to hear from one of our very own Therapeutic Radiographers about what attracted her to the role and lead to a change of career. Karen talks about the training and the different aspects of the role that she enjoys.
One of our Clinical Specialist Therapeutic Radiographers talks about her varied role as the scheduling lead, as well as her role working in pre-treatment and planning.
Take a look at the Wow Show's Career Guide for Therapeutic Radiographers with a look behind the scenes to meet young people in the profession and find out what it’s really like to work as a Therapeutic Radiographer.
Daniella shares what it's like to work as a therapeutic radiographer, the day-to-day life of the role and what it's like to work within radiography.
Watch the video to learn about the role of physics within radiotherapy.
Working in radiotherapy physics, you’ll be responsible for the precision and accuracy of treatments by using advanced computer calculations to develop individual patient treatment plans.
A clinical oncologist is a doctor who uses chemotherapy, radiotherapy and a range of other treatments to care for patients with cancer.
The role of a clinical oncologist is highly collaborative. You’ll work closely with your patients but also your colleagues as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Medical engineering is a really exciting and varied role where you’ll use your expertise in electronic or mechanical engineering to undertake these activities.
This includes sophisticated linear accelerators which deliver radiotherapy, as well as other cutting-edge technologies.
Have you been inspired about the different careers within radiotherapy?
Do you want to find out about training opportunities?
Click on the links below to find out about university courses and training routes .
This programme allows students to learn to use radiation equipment, software and systems for treatment delivery and planning for patients undergoing radiotherapy.
This Health and Care Professions Council-accredited degree will qualify you to apply for registration to begin a career as a therapeutic radiographer. You can also access several specialist masters-level courses, some with part-time and distance learning options.
All of these programmes are developed in consultation with partners in the sector, including NHS trusts, private healthcare companies and commissioning groups.
This Therapeutic Radiography and Oncology programme allows students the traditional academic and clinical learning opportunities to develop into competent and resilient radiographers, equipped with the necessary skills to flourish in a wide array of professional environments.
With an integrated case based approach enabling you to study all aspects of the radiotherapy patient pathway, through connecting your academic lectures, clinical placement experience and clinical simulation.
This programme aims to produce competent, reflective, research active, caring, safe, proactive and progressive Therapeutic Radiographers, through an innovative and authentic teaching and assessment strategy encompassing real world radiotherapy research and radiotherapy clinical simulation.
Thanks to a unique collaboration between UWE Bristol and NHS providers, healthcare science practitioners can now access exciting learning opportunities fully funded via an apprenticeship.
This Level 6 degree apprenticeship is aimed at healthcare workers who wish to develop in the field of medical physics and specialise in radiation physics, nuclear medicine or radiotherapy physics.
You can study one of three specialist pathways on the Healthcare Science Practitioner (Medical Physics Technology) apprenticeship. For careers in radiotherapy, you will specialise in radiotherapy physics and will qualify with a BSc (Hons) Healthcare science accredited by the National School of Healthcare Science.
This accredited MSc Clinical Sciences course is available to the healthcare science workforce and through competitive national recruitment.
The course co-ordinates specialist contributions from:
It uses facilities from Newcastle University and Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The Medical Physics pathway offers specialisms in the areas of: