Presentation on theme: "Radiologist Radiologists specialize in interpreting digital images, such as x-rays, CT scans and MRIs, of patients' bodies to diagnose disease."— Presentation transcript:
Radiologist Radiologists specialize in interpreting digital images, such as x-rays, CT scans and MRIs, of patients' bodies to diagnose disease.
Duties and Responsibilities Reading x-rays, CT scans and MRIs Reporting findings to patients' physicians
Earnings The average earnings for a radiologist is $410.035 in 2012. Salaries vary between cities. Albany- $383,991 Buffalo- $366,972 New York City- $461,294 Rochester- $372,583 Syracuse- $350,325
Employment Opportunities Radiologists held about 36,000 jobs nationally in 2010. Employment of radiologists is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2020, this means employment is projected to increase 20 percent to 28 percent.
Future outlook in job availability The healthcare industry is continuing to grow. Demand for physicians will continue to increase as consumers are looking for high levels of care using the latest technologies, tests and therapies.
Suggested HS Courses Algebra Biology Chemistry College Preparatory English Geometry Health Science Technology Humanities Mathematics Physics Physiology Science Sociology Statistics Trigonometry
Required Education and Training For licensing you need to graduated from an accredited medical school, pass a licensing exam and complete a graduate medical education The minimum educational requirements for entry to a medical school is three years of college, though most applicants have a bachelors degree They must also take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) and have letters of recommendation to be accepted to medical school
Continued After four years of medical school, students complete an internship and then spend up to four years in a residency. They may then spend another one year in a radiology fellowship Most states now require radiologists to have 150 hours of continuing education credits every three years for license renewal.
Education and Training Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy Degree Radiology Residency
Physical Abilities See and hear well, either naturally or with correction, and have good color vision Be able to communicate and understand effectively Have full use of hands and fingers Be able to reach for, handle and feel objects Cope with stressful and emotional situations in a calm manner Have the stamina to work long hours
Fun Fact The first x-ray made in the United States by Dr. Edwin Frost at Dartmouth University - February 3, 1896
Typical Hours 5 day 40-50 hour work week Amount of experience determines longer days Being on call can had several hours of work, regardless of being at your home or at the hospital
Colleges which offer this career field as a major: Boston University located in Boston, Massachusetts Duke University located in Durham, North Carolina Harvard University located in Boston, Massachusetts
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