Radiologist Tech

Orqidia Rojas

What is a radiologist?

Radiologist are physicians who use cutting-edge imaging technology to examine organs and tissues inside the body. They diagnose injuries and illnesses so patients get treatments. They have variety of tools in their hands like: x-ray radiography, ultrasound, computerized tomography (CT), Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Positron emission tomography (PET), and nuclear imaging.

Salary Range

Radiology residents range from $42,000 to $58,000 per year. Salary increases with experience and vary across regions. Newly certified diagnostic radiologists can earn about $275,000 per year. The median annual salary for all diagnostic radiologists no matter of experience is $380,000 a year.

Education Level Needed

Education needed is to of course graduate high school, and to obtain a Bachelors degree. They join in Medical school and need to major in math, biology, organic and inorganic chemistry, physics, and humanities. They can strengthen their medical school application by earning academic honors, volunteering, and conducting scientific research.

Certification or Testing Requirements

They need to get high scores on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Also try to achieve top scores on Steps I and II of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).

My career is available in what fields

Radiology is part of the medical field/health field.