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What are some rewarding aspects about working as a radiologist?

I am a senior in high school that plans on following a career path in the medical field. I plan to pursue a bachelors in biology and then following with med school with a concentration in radiology within the Cleveland, Ohio area. I have a passion for biological and health sciences and look forward to this future path. radiology physician healthscience medicalfield cleveland ohio career-paths health healthcare

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Although I am not a radiologist, I have worked with many during my years in Healthcare IT. Some things I've learned from them that may help you determine if radiology fits with your interests: 1) They don't seem to interact with patients directly very often, 2) they can spend many hours examining images on computer screens and dictating reports/findings that are shared with physicians/surgeons who then communicate the findings to the patient, 3) they can work remotely as many hospitals employ "night hawk" or other remote radiology services in locations where it's hard to find radiologists in the community or who are willing to relocate there, 4) they tend to have more predictable work schedules than other specialists or surgeons, 5) there are experiments underway with artificial intelligence to see if technology can begin to replace or augment some of the work of radiologists. A great way to explore further is through radiology student and professional societies which can offer a wealth of career information - http://www.rtstudents.com/radiology/radiology-associations.htm. Best of luck to you!
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