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Hi everyone, is medical physics a good career?

Undergraduate second year student, studying toward BSc in physics and chemistry. #medical

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Anca’s Answer

Hello there. In Europe in generally it is a good career and it helps a lot to the advances of the medicine in general. In the field of radiology, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine it is mandatory to have medical physics in every hospital to help control all the machines that require supervision. At the same time you can do a lot of research if you are interested in this field.

This is the European organization of medical physics.
https://www.efomp.org/

This is an example of a physic profile with which I had an honor to worked in a Hospital in Spain.
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Irene-Torres-Espallardo-2

Hope it will help you.
Best wishes.
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Mary Jane’s Answer

Hi Siyanda, I don't know the job outlook for medical physics in your home country but in America, yes it's a very good career. Here are some data:
https://college.mayo.edu/academics/explore-health-care-careers/careers-a-z/medical-physicist/

For comparison, in the US the median annual salary is $36K. For US physicians it's $206K but their training is much longer and more expensive.
Thank you comment icon Thank you very much, i really appreciate your response siyanda
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