Radiologist

About the job:

What you do

As a Radiologist, you use medical imaging techniques to diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries. You learn and use machines such as X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). You also should be knowledgeable about radiation safety to keep an eye on radioactivity.

The tough stuff

As a Radiologist, you will have to:

  • Deal with a lot of eye strain and headaches after a day’s work
  • Be exposed to radiatio, if you're into Intervention 
The cool stuff

As a Radiologist, you will get to:

  • Have surgeons and internists come to the radiology department to ask your opinion before they open the patient 
Typical work hours
  • 50+ hours a week

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
Best high school track(s)
  • General Sciences
  • Life Sciences
Personal qualities
  • Expressing yourself verbally
  • Dexterity (hands and fingers)
  • Planning & Organization

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics (3 years)
  • Master's Degree (2-3 years)
  • Radiology residency (4 years)
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