A Radiologist earns an average salary of $260,604 per year.
Job Description for Radiologist
Most of the time, radiologists work for hospitals. However, they may work for medical clinics or private radiology practices. Their job is to obtain and interpret medical images of patients. They must understand various components of health and must have a thorough understanding of physical anatomy. They must share their findings with patients’ physicians.Read More...
Some radiologists are doctors who have gone to medical school, but others have a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in a related field. All radiologists must possess relevant certifications from the American Board of Radiology and state licenses. Some employers require that candidates have significant years of actual work experience after completing a fellowship.
They must be able to troubleshoot problems related to their equipment and contact authorized repair persons. They must have advanced computer skills. Since images are taken using high-technology equipment, radiologists must be comfortable with state of the arts tools and instruments. They must make sure that their equipment is clean and sanitized. They must have oral and written communication skills. They must be aware whenever new radiology equipment available in the marketplace. They must read relevant professional journals. They may have to attend additional training classes, workshops, and conferences relevant to their job. They may have to travel to vendors’ sites. They may have to coach new radiologists.
- Assist with medical diagnosis by interpreting and communicating imaging results.
- Consult with physicians to interpret and forecast treatment needs and outcomes.
- Perform and interpret x-rays, ultrasounds, or other imaging technology capture.
- Counsel patients on risks and benefits of imaging capture.