Also known as Diagnostic Radiologist, Interventional Neuroradiologist, Interventional Radiologist, Neuroradiologist, Nuclear Medicine Physician, Nuclear Medicine Specialist, Physician, Radiologist
Also known as Diagnostic Radiologist, Interventional Neuroradiologist, Interventional Radiologist
Radiologists diagnose and treat diseases and injuries using medical imaging techniques, such as x rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, and ultrasounds.
In addition, Radiologists may perform minimally invasive medical procedures and tests.
Radiologists are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Radiologists. More generally, Radiologists are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for a Radiologist is over $208,000, and the average salary is $218,850. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Radiologist salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Radiologists earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Radiologists earn less than $61,380 per year, 25% earn less than $126,470, 75% earn more than $208,000, and 90% earn more than $208,000.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Radiologists is expected to change by 4.5%, and there should be roughly 13,400 open positions for Radiologists every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as a Radiologist are usually higher in their Investigative, Realistic, and Social interests.
Radiologists typically have very strong Investigative interests. Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Also, Radiologists typically have very strong Realistic interests. Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Lastly, Radiologists typically have moderate Social interests. Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as a Radiologist tend to value Achievement, Independence, and Support.
Most importantly, Radiologists strongly value Achievement. Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Second, Radiologists strongly value Independence. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Lastly, Radiologists strongly value Support. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Radiologists must consistently demonstrate qualities such as attention to detail, concern for others, and dependability.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Radiologists, ranked by importance:
Many Radiologists have earned a graduate degree. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a doctoral degree, such as a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D..
Radiologists may need some on-the-job training, but most candidates will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
Radiologists may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as medicine and dentistry, biology, or education and training knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Radiologists might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Radiologists must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Radiologists need abilities such as problem sensitivity, inductive reasoning, and oral comprehension in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Radiologists, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Radiologists frequently use skills like writing, reading comprehension, and active listening to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Radiologists, ranked by their relative importance.
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