Why Should You Work as a Radiologist in Scandinavia?
BY: Anda Stoicescu, Recruitment Team Leader and a Psychologist at MediCarrera
While there are many advantages of working in Scandinavia such as a good work-life balance and professional growth opportunities, the most important thing for radiologists is the fact that the hospitals in these countries are very well equipped with state of the art technology. Find out more about the benefits of working as a radiologist in Scandinavia:
1. State of the art technology with completely digitised systems
Radiologists are very dependent on technology. So there is much appreciation whenever they can work with advanced equipment in hospitals, which makes their job easier but also makes them grow professionally.
2. Working in a team
As a radiologist in Scandinavia, you work in a team with your colleagues in a close collaboration. This is different from many other countries, in which radiologists are quite isolated. In Sweden, radiologists can examine the results together, express their doubts and have working meetings in order to come up with the best possible diagnosis. They have their own team with different radiologists, radiographers, assistant nurses and auxiliary staff. That means they have a lot of contact with their colleagues, both the ones at their own department as well as colleagues from other departments and clinics.
3. The focus on professional growth
In Scandinavia, radiologists are expected to be up to date with the newest technology and latest medical as well as technological developments. They also have special programmes for continuous education and participate in trainings, conferences and research.
There are possibilities of working and/or specializing in different radiology modalities. Someone who is interested in neuroradiology or musculoskeletal radiology can specialize in this field and work in this department. In Scandinavia, you really get a chance to narrow your interests and specialize in the field you want to.
“A radiologist that is interested in neuroradiology or musculoskeletal radiology can specialize in this field and work in this department. In Scandinavia, you really get a chance to narrow your interests and specialize in the field you want to.”
4. Radiology in Scandinavia is essential for the healthcare system
Recent studies show there is a higher demand for radiologic services in Scandinavia, due to its importance in patients’ diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. The technological development in the past decade has provided a myriad of new diagnostic and therapeutic options that benefit the patients.
Almost every department in the hospital has to work with radiologists in order to diagnose patients in the most accurate way.
The radiologists in Scandinavia can optimize and develop their skills doing research about new opportunities for patient treatment. The development is researched in the radiology department but also in other departments, which use the research as well. This is very much encouraged in order to understand new image diagnostic techniques, develop and optimize scans, and ensure the use of new opportunities in treatment.
There are open vacancies for radiologists with different profiles in university and municipality hospitals in Scandinavia. If you’re interested in exploring career opportunities register here.