Radiographers use X-rays that they take of their clients and use them to determine a treatment plan, as well as a diagnosis. All the X-rays are sent to the Radiologist for examination once the Radiographer has finished the X-rays. An X-ray gives all the vital information for a Radiographer to find out what their patients are suffering from. All the equipment that is used to take X-rays is advanced and modern.
All Radiographers usually find employment at hospitals and many other medical institutions. Radiographers work in indoor environments. Radiographers help the clients maneuver into the right position and they are also responsible for operating all the machinery. Radiographers help ensure that their patients are relaxed as well as they communicate with their patients to discuss the problems that their patients are experiencing.
A vital part of being a Radiographer is following all the safety protocols. All Radiographers have to wear protective clothing. All X-rays are sent to the Radiologist as soon as they are complete. A Radiologist is someone who is responsible for a lot of different images including CT scans as well as MR scans. All Radiologists are medical professionals. Radiologists are trained so that they can also review sonograms and mammograms.
Bursaries for Radiography available
1. Gauteng Department of Health Bursary
The Gauteng Department of Health Bursary was created by the Department of Health to help the skill set in the medical field in South Africa. This skill is very scarce within South Africa. You can download a PDF Gauteng Dept of Health Bursary Application Form. Once you have completed the application form and have added all required documentation, then you can send.
You can gather and send the application form to any of these health care services:
Tambo Memorial Hospital, Tembisa Hospital, Steve Biko Academic Hospital, South Rand Hospital, Rahima Moosa Hospital, Far East Rand Hospital, Sebokeng Hospital, Natalspruit Hospital, Heidelberg Hospital, Leratong Hospital, Dr. George Mukhari Academic Hospital, Mamelodi Hospital, Charlotte Maxeke JHB Academic Hospital, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital.
2. KZN Department of Health Bursary
Bordering three other countries (Mozambique, Lesotho, and Swaziland), and located on the southeast side of South Africa, KZN (KwaZulu-Natal) is one of nine provinces within South Africa. Within this province, Durban is the largest city and Pietermaritzburg is the capital. You can get one of their bursary application forms at any of your nearest Human Resource Department or Government Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal.
Every Year all the bursary application forms are not available from the 1st of May and the 31st of August. You can visit this link to find the address as well as contact details of your closest Government Hospital across the province.
3. Mpumalanga Provincial Government Bursary
Bordering on Swaziland and Mozambique, Mpumalanga is one of the provinces located in the eastern part of South Africa. The Mpumalanga province’s government offers their bursaries to students that are unemployed but wants to further their studies in a field that is scarc within the country.
You can download yourself one of their bursary application forms from their website. You can also collect one of their bursary application forms from any Provincial Government Department (Districts offices, Circuit offices, Thusong Service Centers and public libraries).
4. PPS Bursary
PPS is short for Professional Provident Society. PPS of South Africa was first created in 1941 in the month of July. The PPS of South Africa is currently one of the largest groups of graduate professionals in the entire world with more than 290 000 members in total.
PPS bursaries are only given to chosen graduate professionals that are studying around-the-clock with their postgraduate study or in their 4th year of study within one of the preferred professions. You can download and complete a PDF PPS bursary Application Form.
5. Western Cape Department of Health Bursary
In the Western Cape Province, the Western Cape Department of Health is responsible for all of the public healthcare services to their residents. The Department has created this bursary program to help the students that want to form a better future for themselves, who will then join the Department in their service delivery. You can download a PPS bursary application form on their webpage. Remember that every tertiary institute has their own bursary application form.
Radiography Study Fields
Students presently learning at a University/ University of Technology:
- Speech therapy, Audiology, Language & Pathology
- B Pharmacy
- Medical Physicists
- Occupational Therapy
- MA Clinical Psychology
Students presently in Matric and have been recognized to study at a University
- University of Technology in the approaching year:
- Bachelor of Clinical Medical Practice
- Clinical Engineering
- Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics
- Dental Therapy
- Diagnostic Radiography
- Medical Care Emergency
- Optometry Radiotherapy
- Oral Hygiene
- Clinical Technology
- Dental Technology
Universities offering Radiography Studies Bursaries study fields
- University of free state
- Rhodes University
- University of Limpopo
- Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
- University of Cape Town
- University of south Africa
- Johannesburg University
- University of Pretoria
- University of western cape
- University of the Witwatersrand
- University of Limpopo
- North-West University
- University of Stellenbosch
- Kwa Zulu Natal University
There is a wide selection of career for this profession. Industries to consider for Radiography Studies fields are:
- radiology technician
- sonographers and technologists
- Magnetic resonance technologists
- Nuclear medicine technologists
- Radiation therapists