Employment Prospects


Many radiologists work in hospitals, clinics, doctors' offices, nursing homes, outpatient care facilities, or specialized radiological services.

Starting Out

Radiologists get their start in their career during their medical residency. They often receive job offers upon completion of their residency and passing of the medical licensure examination. They find jobs through their school's career services office, their state's medical board, professional associations, and also by contacting hospitals, clinics, and outpatient facilities.

Advancement Prospects

Radiologists advance by getting board certified. They hone their knowledge and skills throughout their years of practice, building a reputation for their expertise and excellence in their field. Those that work in a radiology department of a hospital or large clinic may advance to become senior radiologists or department heads, hiring and supervising the work of health care teams. Some may get a doctoral degree in a subspecialty and teach in colleges and universities. Radiologists also advance by writing for medical journals and teaching workshops and speaking at conferences hosted by professional associations.

Tips for Entry

Read Radiology magazine to keep up with research and the latest developments in the field of radiology,

Join the Radiological Society of North America for access to educational programs, networking events, career development, publications, and other resources. 

Find radiologic jobs listed at and

Read articles and find clinical resources for various radiology specializations at the American College of Radiology's Web site,