Career Details for Radiologists

Radiologists

Also called:

Diagnostic Radiologist, Physician, Radiologist, Radiology Resident

What they do:

Examine and diagnose disorders and diseases using x-rays and radioactive materials. May treat patients.

On the job, you would:

  • Obtain patients' histories from electronic records, patient interviews, dictated reports, or by communicating with referring clinicians.
  • Prepare comprehensive interpretive reports of findings.
  • Perform or interpret the outcomes of diagnostic imaging procedures including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computer tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), nuclear cardiology treadmill studies, mammography, or ultrasound.

lightbulb KNOWLEDGE

Health

  • medicine and dentistry

Math and Science

  • biology
  • physics

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Education and Training

  • teaching and course design

pencil SKILLS

Basic Skills

  • writing things for co-workers or customers
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

People and Technology Systems

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

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Verbal

  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Visual Understanding

  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things

Attention

  • pay attention to something without being distracted

user PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.

  • Attention to Detail
  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Integrity

computer TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software

  • Bizmatics PrognoCIS EMR
  • Greenway Medical Technologies PrimeSUITE

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel

Electronic mail software

  • Email software

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post-doctoral training or
bachelor's degree usually needed

suitcase JOB OUTLOOK

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BRIGHT

New job opportunities are very likely in the future.

SALARY
$206,920


per year, on average

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