By: Sayra Lopez

What is a Radiologist?

A radiologist is a medical doctor who is specializes in diagnosing and treating disease and injury through the use of medical imaging techniques such as x-rays, Computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonances imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), fusion imaging, and ultrasound.


Skills needed
  1. Interpersonal skills
  2. Logic Skills
  3. Technological Skills
  4. Communication Skills
Levels of Education

Radiologist must attend medical school after earning their bachelors degree. Following medical school, a four year residency is required. One all this is complete, radiologist must become board certified, pass the United States Medical Licensing Exam, and obtain a license to practice medicine in their state. Additional certifications in radiology can be obtained from the American Board of Radiologist.


- Radiologist salaries can vary depending on your experience, the location, company, industry, and benefits provided. Nationwide, most radiologists make between $112,000-$166,400+ per year or $53,86- $80+ per hour.

Employment Outlook

There are currently 691,000 radiologists in the United States, with 30,510 new radiologist job openings created each year.

Types of positions available in North Carolina

Carolina Healthcare System: Radiology Technologist located in Lincolnton, NC

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