This thesis examines Austrian radiological technology student’s modes of information acquisition and the motifs for choosing their field of studies. Furthermore, the focus was extended to the enrollee’s social environment and its impact on their choice of profession. To achieve this, the occupation and education of their friends and family were examined and compared to results of similar studies. The participants in this study were all first semester students of Radiological Technology in the class of RT17 in the federal provinces of Upper Austria, Tyrol, Salzburg, Carinthia and Styria. The regional analysis grants insight into the differences in information acquisition, the enrollee’s motifs for their choice of profession and eventually shows the social composition of the student body in this degree course.