NAture of work
Diagnostic Radiologists receive the images and/or scans of the patients MRI or X-RAY. Then they go on to look at the images and diagnose the injury sustained by the patient. Then they go on to meet with patient and discuss the potential path of treatment for their specific injury.
NAture of work
In addition to looking at the scans, and planning treatment for their patients, they also work with other physicians on a regular basis. Radiologists meet with other physicians to help with the diagnosis of their private practice patients. In the event a radiologist can not discover the injury, they then proceed to the physician who specializes in that specific field to help with the diagnosis.
Training & Preperation
In order to be a Radiologist you should major in science for a 4 year bachelors degree in college. Then you must go to medical school for 4-6 years. Following medical school you must intern with a Radiologist for 8 too 12 months. Once these requirements are met, you then are a certified radiologist.
A Radiologists' average starting salary is about $150,000 a year. However, their salary can increase up to 400,000. Currently the average annual income of a radiologist is about $317,000. The annual income often is impacted by the accuracy of the radiologists' diagnosis. The location of your practice has very little impact on your income, but those who work in a more populated area tend to have higher wages.
Job outlook for the future
I believe that in 15-20 years there will be plenty of positions available. I believe this because the career as a radiologist over the past 15 years has been increasing at a higher rate then the average occupation in the United States. In addition, many practices currently have vacancies, and are expected to have vacancies for many years to come.