Medical Imaging Assistant Courses

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What does a Medical Imaging Assistant do?

A Medical Imaging Assistant operates and maintains equipment such as x-ray machines or scanning equipment. You might perform scans according to the instructions of medical professionals and record the results. Medical Imaging Assistants ensure images are of good quality and send them to relevant medical teams. You might have to perform adjustments or minor repairs to equipment when necessary.

Medical Imaging Assistants need to have strong technical skills and excellent attention to detail. It’s important that you can communicate well and have good personal skills. Medical Imaging Assistants must be able to follow correct procedures and understand medical terminology.

Medical Imaging Assistant Courses

There is one course available for people who want to become a Medical Imaging Assistant.

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How much does a Medical Imaging Assistant earn?

In Australia, a full time Medical Imaging Assistant generally earns $1,050 per week ($54,600 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Medical Imaging Assistant?

The number of people working in this profession has dropped in recent years. There are currently 17,900 people employed as a Medical Imaging Assistant in Australia compared to 21,400 five years ago. Medical Imaging Assistants usually work in larger towns and cities where such facilities are located.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Medical Imaging Assistant?

If a career as a Medical Imaging Assistant interests you, consider enrolling in a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance. This course will give you the skills to work in a range of support roles in the health industry. Depending on your career plans, a Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Radiography Specialisation) may also be appropriate.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within allied health assistance and radiography and medical imaging. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.