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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.

Knowledge

Health
  • medicine and dentistry
Math and Science
  • biology
  • physics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

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

Abilities

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

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Integrity

Technology

Examples of the technology used in this career will be available soon.

Education

Education: (rated 5 of 5)
doctoral/professional degree or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$187,200+
per year, on average
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