Radiologist Course & Career Info Description
You need to have a bachelor’s degree in radiology to be able to become a radiologist. Plus, you also need to pass the licensure examination for the said course, which is provided by the PRC. This college course teaches you not only anatomy but cross-sectional anatomy as well. You will also be taught about radiographic technology, in addition to radiographic principles as well as procedures. The course will also teach you about clinical radiography as well as medical terminologies.
Cost of Education:
One semester of bachelor’s degree in radiology is going to cost you anywhere from P35,000 to about P45,000, depending upon the school. However, the cost of education in public institutions is about 20% and even 40% less than that of private universities.
Top Universities for Course:
- Emilio Aguinaldo College in Manila
- Lorma Colleges in La Union
- Cebu Doctor’s University
- Southeast Asia College in Manila
- Holy Infant College in Leyte
- Davao Doctors College in Davao
- De La Salle Health Sciences Institute in Cavite
- Liceo de Cagayan University in Misamis Oriental
- Saint Louis University in Bagiuo
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Course Skills and Factors
- Good knowledge in radiology, particularly the use of machines and devices such as CT scan and ultrasound
- Excellent skill in assessing and examining the condition of the patient
- Excellent knowledge in medical terminologies
- Skill in handling different medical conditions, be it minor or serious
- Good rapport with patients, especially patients who are afraid of the procedures
- Skill in recording and keeping documents as well as records
- The main responsibility of a radiologist is to assess the patient’s condition though the use of machines and apparatuses such as CT scans, ultrasounds, X-ray machines, CAT scans, among others. He should also be able to read the results of the tests as well as detect any abnormalities in the results. In addition to this, the radiologist should also be able to make an assessment based on the examination results.
Career Outlook and Global Demand
There is a good global demand for radiologist; however, the employers usually only hire radiologists who have the skills and the experience to work for them. Some of the countries that are hiring Filipino radiologists are United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, and Maldives.
Entry-level radiologists usually earn about P12,000 to about P15,000 each month. If you are highly-trained though and have the necessary skills and experience, you could earn about $25,000.
Opportunities for Advancement:
If you want to be promoted to a better position such as managerial or supervisory position, then you need to continue your education. Furthering your studies gives you the opportunity to become the chief radiologist or the head of your department.