Radiologist Physician Career My career research choice is a radiologist physician. I assumed that a 4-year undergraduate college education and post-graduate medical school would best lead me to this profession. I definitely know that a doctor of medicine degree is required. I think I would need training in the form of internship and residency programs after medical school. I guessed that the starting salary in this career field is about $100,000, and the potential salary, with time and experience in the career, at $500,000. I imagine that my day-to-day activities would include diagnosing patients and looking over medical images. I would probably be responsible for reporting information off of certain scanners and x-rays. I don’t think there will be much paper work, and instead technology would be used. With this position, I think that I would be one of the leaders in my workplace. To research this career thoroughly, I primarily used Internet websites and book sources. To test my knowledge of this career I researched the educational requirements in the medical field and the history of radiology first. In the process, I learned many facts about the path to become a radiologist. The crucial facts that I discovered were that the educational requirements included four years of undergraduate study, another four years of medical school in the form of postgraduate school, and then years of internship and residency. This made me realize that to make it in this career, a lot of time and effort has to be put in. At least 12 years of school and training need to be completed until one can finally become a practicing doctor. Radiology started over 100 years ago in 1895 when a German scientist named William Roentgen discovered X-rays . One of the first images Roentgen took was of his wife's hand, when he observed bones in her hand and also saw her wedding ring. The result of this new technology was impactful and the medical community realized the worth in diagnosis of various broken bones, fractures, and other ailments. Within a few months of the discovery, "machines were produced to be used in the medical community and it wasn't long before they were a widespread, commonly used technology" (Radiology-Schools). During the 1950's, major breakthroughs happened when better imaging and cameras were developed. Later, in the 1960's, sonar technology would be added to introduce ultrasound waves. Although radiology had been around for a very long time up until this point, it wasn't a popular field until the 70's and 80's, when "The digital imaging techniques were implemented into conventional fluoroscopic image intensifier with the first computed tomography, and digital images became electronic snapshots sampled and mapped as a grid of dots and pixels" (Radiology-Schools). The CT technology has also expanded the clinical applications dramatically. Soon after, MRI machines were being used on clinical patients for the first time. The imaging in current times is dramatically advanced compared to what it was 100 years ago. Radiology is no longer limited to just the simple x-ray device. Everything is electronic now. As technology advances, which it has been rapidly over the past few years, so will the field of radiology (Shirkhoda). The need for radiology is also increasing as it is considered a safer way to treat sickness and disease rather than surgery. The education path to become a radiologist physician is rigorous and demanding. A 4-year undergraduate degree is required first, usually in the sciences like biology, chemistry, physics or a combination. Students do not necessarily have to major in a science degree, but to enter medical school, certain math and science units are required. Entering into a good medical school and staying is usually the toughest part of the journey. Medical schools will judge based on MCAT scores, which reflect the big test that all medical students must take (Shirkhoda). The time…
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My situation has to do with my niece Jenny. Jenny is a super intelligent high-school student who wants to make intelligent choices about her future so she’s decided to call upon me for advice in regard to possibly pursuing a career as a doctor and on the best location to practice medicine. She got wind that I am currently taking a business course in economics and decided…
To be a Physician or not to be a Physician
July 26, 2015
Professor Christopher Nguyen
My niece, Jenny, is trying to make a decision on if it is a good career choice to become a doctor or not. Jenny also would like to know the best places to practice. She asked for your advice and you decided to answer her questions by looking at the job market for a physician in the terms of supply and demand, elasticity, costs of production…
done the nursing profession any good since the beginning of the medical practice. An MD is just a degree allowing a person to start practicing medicine and an RN is more or less the same thing, so why is an MD more respected?
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Education level is usually what separates doctors from nurses. The process in becoming a doctor is long and hard. 8 years of schooling, 4 years of college and 4 years of medical school, and then a minimum of three years’ work at a hospital, and then…
The career I had in mind when I took the career choice test was one involving medicine. Thankfully, the results of my test resembled the career path I would have chosen. A physician assistant is a health care professional who is licensed to study medicine alongside a doctor.
What does a physician assistant do? A physician assistant is a person who is properly trained to examine patients, diagnose ailments, and to prescribe medicine. Generally, a physician assistant…
being an above average student in high school, future ophthalmology prospects will endure a four year college education. During their college years, an ophthalmologist will likely take a biology or chemistry major to achieve his bachelor’s degree. One can also take an alternative route, however, and enroll in a university that has a medical department. If so, the student can earn his undergraduate degree in three years and immediately go into the medical school at that university. For most, this is…
patient care either efficiently or effectively (Anderson, 2014, p.1). The aging baby boomer population is adding a strain to healthcare with more complex medical needs, chronic issues and comorbidities. There are not enough available to offset the influx of new customers or oversee the increased care needs of the aging population. Medical schools are increasing their enrollment, but the number of qualified professors and instructors and the number of residencies has seen little change. As hospitals…
Jenny is a smart high schooler with designs on a future that includes financial security and a challenging career. She wonders about doctoring, and probably harbors some stereotypes about doctors as well-off, but sidled with years of student debt and fewer earning years as they have a lengthy career as students. She may not realize where she wants to settle, and will want to know where her career choice is most financially advantageous, as well as whether she will ever know the flexibility of shifting…
current issues relevant to your profession,
summary of your career goals, and
where you see yourself in 5 years.
Your paper should include an introduction, topic sentence, supporting statements for each paragraph, and a conclusion. You will be graded not only on the content but your writing and format. Please see the project rubric located in the course syllabus.
Outlining Career Goals
from high school and pursue a career as a Family Physician in the Navy. As I end my high school career, I realize that I am more than prepared to take the next step in my life.
I plan to apply for several colleges, including Howard and East Carolina University, that not only have pre-medical studies but ROTC as well. During high school, I prepared for this path by taking multiple science, health, military skills courses. This included a first aid and safety course within my high school where I…
-There are many types of surgery like neurosurgery, laser eye surgery and plastic surgery.
-to perform surgery you must plan out the operation before you can do the actual operation.
-Also you must order and interpret tests of the patients and make sure they need surgery or not.
Like other doctors surgeons must complete a Doctor of Medicine degree from…