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What made you choose the field of radiology as a career?

1 of 30 Radiographer Interview Questions and Answers Written by Darby Faubion

Updated on November 17th, 2018 |
How to Answer

Interviewers always want to know what made you choose a specific career. Knowing that you are passionate about your choice will tell the interviewer that you will be passionate about the work you do. Remember, even if you knew that radiology would pay you well, do not let your answer appear as though your main reason for choosing this career was money.

Professional Answer Examples
Answer example

"I have always been fascinated with the human body, but I wasn't sure if I wanted to work in a field that dealt with blood or body fluids. I thought radiology would give me an opportunity to learn about and care for patients while not being out of my comfort zone."

Entry Level
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"When I was a kid, I had an accident and broke my leg. I remember going to the doctor and him showing me the xrays and where my break was. I was excited to see that film and see what the inside of my body looked like. I knew from that time on that I wanted "

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"There was never any other career choice for me. I have always enjoyed studying about the human body and the things that can happen inside of us that others can't see. I knew radiology would allow me to experience that every day and be able to, hopefully, help others by being a part of finding the source of problems so that physicians can implement plans or solutions."

Written by:

Darby Faubion
Darby Faubion has been a Nurse and Allied Health Educator for over twenty years. She has clinical experience in several specialty areas including pediatrics, medical-surgical, critical care, and hospice. She has assisted in developing curriculum for nursing programs and has instructed nursing students at both the community college and university levels. Darby's passion is nursing education. She has used that passion as her driving force to become a test-taking strategist and prep coach. She has coached nursing graduates across the United States as they have prepared to take and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). In addition to her role as a healthcare educator, Darby also authors a blog that is devoted to helping victims of domestic violence learn how to recover and live a life free from abuse. She is also a contributing author to online sources of continuing education for nurses and healthcare associates.
First written on: 11/10/2018
Last modified on: 11/17/2018
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