Careers in Pediatric Radiology

Pediatric Radiology: a Rewarding Career Choice

Top 10 Reasons to Become a Pediatric Radiologist

Top 10 Reasons to Become a Pediatric Radiologist

  1. Referring pediatricians and pediatric specialists are remarkably well-adjusted and easy to work with.  They can get along with children – you’ll fit right in! 
  2. To your colleagues you are a respected member of the team; to the parents, you are a hero. 
  3. Most kids get better and helping them feels great! The impact of what you do each day matters for a lifetime. 
  4. You get to work in a  colorful, upbeat environment.
  5. Generalize or subspecialize in pediatric neuroradiology, interventional, cardiac, musculoskeletal or nuclear medicine.
  6. The Society for Pediatric Radiology is a strong community with great meetings in exciting locations (such as Miami, Montreal, Tucson, Paris) offering multiple opportunities for CME/SAM credits, networking, and fun.  You can also participate in the jSPR – a sub-organization offering mentoring, lectures, and social events exclusively for pediatric radiology fellows and junior attendings
  7. Flexibility: With a fellowship in pediatric radiology you can go into academics or a private practice.
  8. Portability: There are a tremendous number of pediatric radiology jobs available; take your pick of practice type and location.
  9. Your pediatric radiology colleagues tend to be smart, friendly, and easy to work with. 
  10. Never boring! You are in a specialized field yet maintain your skills in multiple cutting-edge modalities including US, CT, MR and Nuclear Medicine.



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