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What is the most difficult part of being a x-ray technician ?

I am a senior curious about the radiology field. I hope you can answer some of my questions :)

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William’s Answer

The most difficult part, in my opinion, is the pressure you are put under in situations like surgery. Some surgeons want you to get the views they need right away, which is sometimes difficult when you are under drapes and trying to avoid contaminating the sterile field. Other than that, staffing shortages are frustrating sometimes.
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Vicky’s Answer

I would say besides the schooling (quantum physics) it's the physical and emotional impact on your body. Lifting patients, portable,c arm and seeing/xray abuse cases (especially kids). Huge burn out rate, short staffed.
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Brittany’s Answer

I would say the hardest part for me is the physical labor. Patients can be really heavy and unable to move on their own very often. Im 110 pounds so lifting is not my specialty.

i see other peoples answers explain that they most difficult part is the surgeries in the operating room. Just wanted to let you know that once you have graduated you can find a job where they dont have a operating room if that is not something your into. You will have to experience it as a student but as a tech you can choose where you go and what you do!
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morgan’s Answer

It just depends on you and your strengths and weaknesses. For some people the schooling is very hard (most schools are selective submission and you have to have and keep a certain GPA). Some people the worst part is physical, such as moving patients around. For others it can be the stress of the OR (thought not all jobs involve going to the OR). Management and co-workers can be a challenge in any industry and job so there is always that. Do research on the job and maybe even reach out to a local hospital to see if you could job shadow to see first-hand how the job is.
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BO’s Answer

The actual job is not really difficult since you will do most of the exams repeating and you will get better everytime. The hardest part of your job will be your co workers. Try to avoid drama and get to emotional just do your job clock in and clock out.
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