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Descriptions & Duties

  • Radiographers perform diagnostic imaging examinations by administering radiation treatments such as X-ray and radioactive materials on patients.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Trade Specific Competencies

Professional knowledge and skills in using radiation on medical purpose

Radiographers must be able to use professional radiation knowledge and skills to perform imaging diagnostic tests for patients.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • generally have a bachelor of science degree in Radiography awarded by the Hong Kong Polytechnic or the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, or equivalent

Professional qualification

  • must be a registered radiographer of the Supplementary Medical Professions Ordinance

Other specific requirements

  • must hold a valid practicing certificate issued by the Radiographers Board under the Supplementary Medical Professions Council of Hong Kong

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $20,000-$50,000

Monthly Salary $30,000-$60,000

Monthly Salary $40,000-$80,000

Government Sector

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 14-24

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 25-33A

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 34-39

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 40-44

*For more details on Civil Service Pay Scales, please visit website of the Civil Service Bureau.

Work Environment

  • Radiographers work in hospitals, outpatient clinics and healthcare centres. They usually keep a regular work schedule because radiation therapy procedures are usually planned in advance. They, sometimes, work in emergency situations, may work evenings, weekends, or overnight.


  • Bone densitometer
  • Medical cine fluoroscopy equipment
  • Computed tomography equipment
  • Single-photon emission computed tomography cameras
  • Gamma cameras
  • Magnetic resonance imaging equipment
  • Image capturing and transmission systems; Picture archiving and communication systems
  • Positron emission tomography equipment
  • Medical radiation dosimeters/ monitors
  • Medical radiographic equipment grids
  • Compression bands; Patient immobilization devices; Sandbags; Straps
  • Patient radiation shields
  • Fluoroscopic imaging systems
  • Medical ultrasound scanners
  • Medical X-ray film archiving system software
  • X-ray machines
  • X-ray filters

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