What does a Radiologist do?

Radiologists are medical doctors who specialize in the capture, processing, and interpretation of a patient’s medical images, including an X-ray, CAT scan, ultrasound, or an MRI. They perform diagnostic imaging exams on patients and create diagnostic images to assist physicians and other medical professionals with the diagnosis and treatment of a patient’s illness or injury.

Radiologists ensure the quality of the images taken through their interaction with lab technicians. They guide and instruct patients about the images and how they are taken. They consult with patients about their options and discuss imaging results with patients. Radiologists also communicate their interpretations of the images, and discuss their findings with other specialists or physicians. When needed, they are also called upon to conduct other procedures including catheter placement or biliary drainage and to assist in emergency situations including infection or resuscitation. Radiologists have completed undergraduate studies and four years of medical school followed by four years of radiology residency.

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Radiologist Salaries

Average Base Pay

$259,843 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$103K
Median: $260K
$657K
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Radiologist Career Path

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Radiologist Insights

Read what Radiologist professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital
Radiographer
Nov 18, 2020

“Good benefit including medical and dental”

NHSNHS
Radiographer
Aug 13, 2021

“Decent pension scheme good experience good communication decent place to work I would not recommend though not many pros”

NHSNHS
Diagnostic Radiographer
Oct 4, 2020

“Job for life and good pension”

Health Service ExecutiveHealth Service Executive
Radiographer
Aug 2, 2020

“career development and wide exposure”

Fullerton HealthFullerton Health
Senior Radiographer
May 31, 2021

“No career progression and no training to upgrade skills.”

NHSNHS
Radiographer
Dec 5, 2019

“Great team to work with”

NHSNHS
Diagnostic Radiographer
Mar 10, 2021

“Great employer to work for”

Novant HealthNovant Health
Multi Modality Supervisor Radiology
Dec 13, 2020

“They do not the best salary”

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