What three jobs interest me? Personally I’m interested in being a Radiologist of course, but I’m also intrigued with being an Anesthesiologist or a physician’s assistant. During this mini research project I will be discussing general core requirements, and just general aspects of the job itself. For instance the salary for each of the profession and expected job prospects.
The medical field is quite vast in its selection of job careers even within the same job you can be many different titles while doing the same thing. One of the careers I had chosen was to be a radiologist. Radiologists are physicians who use cutting-edge imaging technology to examine organs and tissues inside the body in gentle, noninvasive ways. Their expertise in physics, anatomy and the disease process allow them to diagnose injuries and illnesses so treatment can begin. A growing subset of these specialists called interventional radiologists performs surgical procedures under imaging guidance in order to minimize damage to healthy tissue. Becoming a radiologist isn’t an easy path to take there is many steps to become one. For instance there is educational requirements, then radiology training. There is also certain necessary skills and qualities that a radiologist must have.
The first step in becoming a radiologist is to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Students that are pre-med can study any subject but they must still meet the prerequisite requirements in several subjects. Students can strengthen their medical school application by earning academic honors, volunteering, conducting scientific research and achieving high scores on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Many four year universities have advisors to help students along the way such as ETSU.
Then you have the salary of a radiologist. Radiology residents range from $42,000 to $58,000 per year with earnings increasing with experience and varying with what state you are in. Radiologist themselves can expect to earn about $275,000 per year! Now if become a diagnostic radiologist you can expect around $380,000 but it gets better if you become an interventional radiologist you could expect to make closer to $500,000. Granted when you look for a career you also have to think about job outlook. For the field in radiology there are plenty of job openings...