Importance of Education
Name – Chandra Nath Roy
Profession – Radiographer
Designation – Senior Radiographer
Organisation – Tata Main Hospital
Age – 55
City – Jamshedpur
Work Experience (Years) – 33
Under-Graduation – B.Sc, Calcutta University
Professional Qualification – I did a course on Radiography
Please give us a summary of your Career.
After completing a vocational course on Radiography from West Bengal, I started my career in 1985 as an X-Ray Technician in Heavy Engineering Corporation Hospital situated at Ranchi, Jharkhand. I worked there for about four years.
After leaving Ranchi, I got a job as a medical technologist (X-Ray) in Tata Main Hospital, Jamshedpur. I was posted in 1989 in the department of Radiography. I have been working here for the last 29 years and have risen to be the senior radiographer.
Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as Radiographer.
As a senior radiographer in one of the most premier medical institutions of Jamshedpur, my primary job responsibility is to help patients diagnose their medical condition through X-Rays. I have to undertake MRIs and CT Scans for the same.
I have to perform an imaging diagnostic exam and have to ensure that patients are not only aware of the procedure but also have consented to it. Also, I have to take care of the safety norms that are associated with radiation.
Average Income of Radiographer in the current scenario
Starting out/Fresher – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
More than 9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work require you to travel?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
What are the different ways of entering this profession?
An academic degree such as graduation is necessary. Also, one must have done a course in Radiography.
How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work as Radiographer is
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
Importance of Education in the Profession of Radiographer
Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success of this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
The field requires more practical knowhow than theoretical knowledge. Though both are necessary, one can become successful by being observant and sincere even if you are not that meritorious.
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
At present, which institutes are best for the education of the profession of Radiographer?
Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful Radiographer?
First Personality Trait – Prefer working alone or in small groups and focus on few tasks at a time
Second Personality Trait – Focus on facts and details and apply past experiences to come up with practical solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions using logic by weighing pros and cons
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer routine and stable life
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be easy-going and flexible with life
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details
This profession does not allow many variations in general. So instead of multitasking, focus, and observation on the present task help a lot. Also one must have the patience to explain and handle all types of patients.
What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to become a Radiographer?
This profession offers good employment opportunities as almost every medical institute has a functional radiography department.
Secondly, by handling updated equipment, we get to know about new medical advances and stay in touch with the scientific progress of the era.
The job security in this field is also quite high.
Lastly, the mental satisfaction of serving and helping people in need serves as a common incentive for the job.
What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career as Radiographer?
The foremost negative aspect of this profession is the constant exposure to radiation. Long time exposure to the radiation leads to health issues in later years of life.
Secondly, this field is not as lucrative in case of income. The income potential is on its way of increasing but it will take time.
Thirdly, a radiographer has a variety of tasks that need to be done on a daily basis which sometimes results in immense workload, especially in case of emergencies.
Recognition in your Profession
What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
General Information of your Profession/Business
What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?
I would choose the profession of a doctor because of its noble nature, high pay scale, and social respect.