Purpose: ACR workforce surveys have suggested progressive recovery in the number of available jobs for radiologists over the past several years. The purpose of this study was to ascertain the status of jobs available in diagnostic radiology as well as to analyze the content of the job boards of general radiology and subspecialty societies with the intent of uncovering differences in posting preferences to better steer job seekers. Methods: The content of the online job boards hosted by the SPR, ASNR, ACR, and RSNA was evaluated on 365 consecutive days between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2016. Results: Job growth was demonstrated on the ACR Career Center, which peaked in the number of postings in early March. A total of 72% of the jobs posted on the SPR Career Center were academically affiliated compared to 55% on the ASNR job listings. On average, only 3% of the jobs on the ACR Career Center were for pediatric radiologists whereas 13% were designated for neuroradiologists. Fellowship postings peaked in mid-autumn for the SPR Career Center and mid-spring for the ASNR job listings. Attending-level positions remained online for 3.01 months on the SPR Career Center and 1.80 months for the ASNR job listings. Approximately half of the advertisements on the RSNA Career Connect website reflect fellowship openings. Conclusion: The online ACR Career Center showed growth in the number of radiology job openings through the 2016-2017 academic year. Subspecialty job boards in pediatric radiology and neuroradiology were more likely to advertise academically affiliated positions than the ACR Career Center.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging