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 systemsRadiologists 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 teamAs 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 growthIn 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.”