Minimum MBBS

Preferably minimum experience of 1 to 3 years in relevant field

The tasks a Radiologist is expected to perform include:

Diagnosing diseases and disorders of human system by studying X-ray pictures of affected parts

Providing treatment such as therapeutic radiation for the diseased part of the body

Checking patients for nature of complaint, and accordingly providing radiation treatment

Deciding on the type of X-ray pictures to be taken with respect to the diseased or affected part of body, such as ulcers, fractures, lung diseases, etc.

Keeping abreast with latest research, development techniques in the fields of imaging, etc.

Administering certain drugs, to the patients, orally or by injections to render particular organ of the body opaque to X-rays

Taking X-ray picture or directing the X-ray technician to take the X-ray picture of the affected part

Studying developed X-ray film in viewing box and assessing nature, location and magnitude of disease or injury

Advising on the type of therapeutic treatment to be given

Instructing X-ray machine operators about the required intensity on affected part of the body for specified period

Injecting the radium needle as needed

Treating ailments such as cancer, tumour, blood diseases, skin diseases, cardiorespiratory system, etc.

Operating image intensifier for study of movements of certain parts of body like heart, lungs, etc.

Skilled in studying X-rays and fluoroscopic screen

Knowledge of all possible allergies to drugs in radiation treatment

Knowledge of injection like barium-meal, barium iodine, etc.

Detailed knowledge of X-ray and other therapeutic machine such as deep X-ray, cobalt, gama rays, etc.

Knowledge of Ministry of Health (Mo

H) policies and general system of health management

Knowledge of all the potential side effects associated with a particular drug so as to inform the patient accordingly

Skilled in using medical equipment and instruments

Will be updated

Good spoken and written English

Team player

Good listening skills





It is not a desk job

Need to handle a team of nurses and other medical staff

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Hospitals/clinics usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from hospital to hospital

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards include exposure to some radiations, infections, etc.

For freshers - 66,000 to 91,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Healthcare Industry in India

The Indian Brand Equity Foundation in their report on the Healthcare sector of India has stated that healthcare has become one of India's largest sectors - both in terms of revenue and employment. The industry comprises of hospitals, medical devices, clinical trials, outsourcing, telemedicine, medical tourism, health insurance and medical equipment.

The Indian healthcare industry is growing at a tremendous pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well private players. The outlook for the Indian healthcare industry looks positive owing to high growth rate in almost all its segments, whether its primary healthcare, secondary and tertiary healthcare, medical equipment, diagnostics, health insurance or medical tourism. The ever growing population, increasing government expenditure on health and growing per capita income will increase the size of this industry in the years to come. Per capita income is expected to increase at a CAGR of 5.7% over 2012-18. Rising incomes mean a steady growth in the ability to access healthcare and related services.

Considering all this it is safe to state that this sector is bound to grow in the coming years, and so the job profile of a Radiologist will witness a lot of growth in the future.



Government primary healthcare centres

Cities and towns across India