How to Hire a Radiologist

Does your growing business need a radiologist? Radiologists can help your company increase your ability to serve patients.

Here are some tips to help you find great radiologist candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Radiologists searching for jobs on Indeed*

37,350

Job seekers that clicked radiologist jobs

xxxxx

Resumes for job seekers with radiologist experience on Indeed

1,956

Radiologist jobs that received clicks

What is the cost of hiring radiologist?

  • Common salary in US: $100 NA
  • Typical salaries range from $60$400 NA
  • Find more information on Indeed Salary

*Indeed data (US) – April 2021

As of April 2021, radiologist jobs in the US are moderately competitive compared to other job markets, with an average of 19 job seekers per radiologist job.

Why hire a radiologist?

A great radiologist hire can help your business see more patients, which can increase your company’s revenue. Your patients’ fears may decrease as the radiologist explains the procedure.

• Increase the number of patients you can see
• Provide excellent health care to your patients
• Increase the overall revenue from this influx of patients

What are the types of radiologists?

All radiologists attend medical school to learn general imaging methodology, but many radiologists specialize in a certain area. There are three main specialties in the field, and each of those radiology specialties has subspecialties that allow radiologists to focus their work even more. The three main areas of radiology are:

  • Diagnostic radiologist: This specialty uses various imaging tools to diagnose and treat diseases. A diagnostic radiologist might focus on certain areas, such as pediatrics, vascular radiology or pain medicine.
  • Interventional radiologist: This type of radiology uses ultrasounds, MRIs and other imaging to help during medical procedures. Examples include helping with stent placement, needle biopsies, feeding tube placement or venous access catheter placement.
  • Radiation oncologist: This type of doctor uses ionizing radiation to help treat cancer. Imaging, such as CT scans, MRIs and ultrasounds, can also be performed by a radiation oncologist to help plan and deliver cancer treatments.

Where to find radiologists

To find the right radiologist for your business, consider trying out a few different recruiting strategies:

  • Network in the medical field: Talking with hospital administrators, medical supply representatives and other contacts in the medical field can help you find a qualified radiologist. 
  • Ask for referrals: Your current medical staff is another potential source of radiologists. Some may have contacts with former medical school peers or others in the medical field with a radiology degree.
  • Attend medical events: Speak at medical conferences or attend conferences to network with potential radiologists.
  • Promote at medical schools: If there’s a medical school with a radiology program nearby, consider partnerships with the school. Look for opportunities to have a booth at career fairs, post jobs on campus or speak to classes.
  • Post your job online: Try posting your radiologist job on Indeed to find and attract quality radiologist candidates.

What are the types of radiologists?

All radiologists attend medical school to learn general imaging methodology, but many radiologists specialize in a certain area. There are three main specialties in the field, and each of those radiology specialties has subspecialties that allow radiologists to focus their work even more. The three main areas of radiology are:

  • Diagnostic radiologist: This specialty uses various imaging tools to diagnose and treat diseases. A diagnostic radiologist might focus on certain areas, such as pediatrics, vascular radiology or pain medicine.
  • Interventional radiologist: This type of radiology uses ultrasounds, MRIs and other imaging to help during medical procedures. Examples include helping with stent placement, needle biopsies, feeding tube placement or venous access catheter placement.
  • Radiation oncologist: This type of doctor uses ionizing radiation to help treat cancer. Imaging, such as CT scans, MRIs and ultrasounds, can also be performed by a radiation oncologist to help plan and deliver cancer treatments.

Writing a radiologist job description

A thoughtful description is important in finding qualified radiologist candidates. A radiologist job description includes a compelling summary of the role, a detailed list of duties and responsibilities and the required and preferred skills for the position.

When writing your radiologist job description, consider including some or all of the following keywords to improve the visibility of your job posting. These are the most popular search terms leading to clicks on radiologist jobs, according to Indeed data:

  • Radiology
  • Radiologic technologist
  • Radiologist
  • Radiology director
  • Radiology assistant
  • Healthcare
  • Radiology technologist
  • Director of radiology
  • Remote work from home
  • Medical

Interviewing radiologist candidates

Strong candidates for radiologist positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Medical procedures
• Knowledge of radiology
• Use of radiology software

Need help coming up with interview questions? See our list of radiologist interview questions for examples (with sample answers).

FAQs about how to hire a radiologist

Do I really need a radiologist?

A medical practice might hire a radiologist to expand the services provided at the office. It’s a way to offer your patients more services under one roof, which is more convenient for them and increases your revenue. If you already have a radiologist on staff, you might consider adding another one if you want to offer a different radiology specialty or your current radiologist can’t keep up with the patient load.

How do I choose between two good radiologist candidates?

Dig deeper into each candidate’s past experience and qualifications to see if one is a better match for the skills you need. Consider the cultural fit of each candidate, focusing on who better reflects your practice’s philosophies and values. Go back to interview answers and analyze them more thoroughly. Looking at which candidate seemed more enthusiastic about working for you can also be a deciding factor. If you’re still not sure, consider having both candidates come back for a follow-up interview and involve more people in the interview to get other perspectives.

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