High school students should concentrate on courses in science, math, art, and photography. Graduation from an associate or bachelor's degree program through a technical college or four-year institution is necessary to become a medical photographer. Experience with photography is a must. Two years of academic education and on-the-job training is the minimum accepted for medical photographers today. The Biocommunications Association offers several short training programs as well as certification. After passing written, practical, and oral examinations, certified professionals are titled registered biological photographers (RPBs).