Radiologists complete at least 13 years of training, including medical school, a four-year residency, and most often, an additional one- or two-year fellowship of very specialized training, such as radiation oncology, pediatric radiology, or interventional radiology. They are certified by the American Board of Radiology, and they have exacting requirements for continuing medical education throughout their practicing years.
The average Radiologist salary in the United States is $436,490 as of July 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $379,490 and $504,890. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years spent in the profession.
What Does a Diagnostic Radiologist Do?
Diagnostic radiologists use a variety of imaging procedures to see inside the body and assess or diagnose the patient’s condition. The radiologist plays an important role in the patient’s health by acting as an expert consultant to the referring physician. They assist in choosing the proper exam and directing radiology technologists in properly performing quality exams. They interpret and report on the resulting images, recommend treatment and, if appropriate, additional tests. Radiologists are highly trained in keeping people safe from the harmful effects of radiation.