Discouraged, perhaps, by falling reimbursement and the dearth of jobs in radiology, the number of individuals performing Google searches for "radiology residency" has dropped substantially in the past several years, aligning with actual residency match data, according to researchers from Philadelphia.
First, the good news: There are available jobs for the 1,200 or so U.S. radiology residents finishing their training. Now the bad news: These jobs may not be the first choice of many residents, according to a study published in the October issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
The average salary of radiologic technologists in the U.S. rose by 1.7% in the past three years and now averages $62,763, according to the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) 2013 wage and salary survey.
A survey of nuclear medicine residents found widespread dismay about the lack of job opportunities for newly minted nuclear medicine specialists, along with a strong conviction that combining residency programs with radiology is the only way to set things right, according to an article in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has released a new e-learning program, CPI Splice, that incorporates image-based clinical cases from radiologic experts in the ACR Continuous Professional Improvement program into an online platform.
A New York City hospital on Monday moved to terminate its radiology residency program, leaving 11 residents without a program or funding to continue beyond the current program year ending June 30. Funding for the program is being shifted to pay for more spots for primary care residents.
Job satisfaction runs fairly high among radiology residency program directors, but many complain about a lack of money, the intense workload, and the onerous requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, according to a study in the February American Journal of Roentgenology.
While enrollment in radiation therapy and nuclear medicine programs climbed in 2012, the number of students entering radiography educational programs dipped by 4.7%, according to a new report from the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).
There's no denying today's brutal radiology job market, which can seem especially cruel for radiology fellows. But despite the dismal market, understanding the rules of the road can help beginning radiologists land a good job in an institution that supports their career goals.
As imaging gets crunched between government efforts to cut healthcare costs and a vacillating U.S. economy, it can be hard to determine the state of the radiology job market. Its future health, however, may depend more on public relations, according to an article in the July issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Salaries for both radiologists and radiologic technologists (RTs) in the U.S. fell in 2011, according to new salary data from AuntMinnie.com. Meanwhile, radiology administrators appear to be improving their economic lot, reporting six-figure average salaries for the first time.