Radiologists

Military Career

General Information

Description

Radiologists order and interpret the results of imaging tests such as x-ray, nuclear radiology, ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA), and other diagnostic imaging procedures. They may also perform diagnostic radiological and fluoroscopic procedures, including special vascular studies. While many radiologists are primarily involved in diagnosing disease, some provide radiation to treat diseases, including cancer as well as nonmalignant conditions.  

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Work Environment

Radiologists work in hospitals and clinics on land and aboard ships.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Comparable Industries

  • Offices of Physicians
  • General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
  • Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

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  • Army
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard

Military Status

  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Radiologists in the Military

421

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Salary

Average Salary

$136,329

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Post-doctoral training 67%
  • Bachelor's degree 11%
  • Doctoral degree 10%
  • First professional degree 7%
  • Associate's degree 1%
  • Post-secondary certificate 1%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%

Military training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Job training for radiologists primarily consists of on-the-job learning in various training environments. Scholarships for advanced medical training are available in return for an obligated period of military service. Qualifying students benefit through unique training experiences and get to attend certain military short courses designed to develop tactical, technical and operational skills unique to the military environment. Like other officers working in healthcare, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, orientation to military structure, healthcare and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development.

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Knowledge

  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • English Language
  • Biology
  • Education and Training
  • Customer and Personal Service

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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