Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I lucked out when I accepted my place in DN004 in UCD in 2006. Radiography that is (radiation technologist, x-ray technician, glorified button-pusher...d) a worm). The internet says I am 'responsible for producing high quality images to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.' In reality what I mainly do is ask "is it 5 o'clock yet?", try not to spill radiation or laugh at patients who say stupid things (much restraint is needed here).
I lucked out because I got a well paid job straight out of college, a job that is challenging and engaging and that lets me work pretty much anywhere in the world. Even in the shittiest of economies, doctors will always need them pretty pictures. Enter radiographer. 
It'll also be relatively straightforward when I apply to work in the UK in a year or so. Once my application to the Health Professionals Council is accepted (this can reportedly take 4-6 months though :-(), I can work as a locum in London for as long as I want and maybe get something more permanent down the line if things are going well. 
Current plan: 
- get more training and bulk up CV
- get HPC registered
- find a job in London
- see how that goes
- consider Australia
Ok so now I've written it down it seems achievable right? Yes.

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