The radiology job market: Analysis of the ACR jobs board

Anand M. Prabhakar, Rahmi Oklu, H. Benjamin Harvey, Mukesh G. Harisinghani, David A. Rosman

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Purpose The aim of this study was to assess the status of the radiology job market as represented by the ACR Jobs Board from October 2010 to June 2013. Methods With the assistance of the ACR, data from the ACR Jobs Board from October 2010 through June 2013, including the numbers of monthly new job seekers, new job postings, and job posting clicks, were gathered and used to calculate a monthly competitive index, defined as the ratio of new job seekers to new job postings. Results During the study period, the mean number of new job seekers was 168 per month, which was significantly greater than the 84 average new job postings for any given month (P =.0002). There was no significant difference between 2011 and 2012 with regard to the number of new job seekers or job postings. Over the time period assessed, more new job seekers registered in October and November 2010, August to November 2011, and October and November 2012. These periods were also associated with the highest competitive index values. There were less job seekers in the winter and spring of 2011, 2012, and 2013, periods associated with lower competitive index values. ACR Jobs Board activity, measured by job posting clicks, was significantly higher in 2012 than in 2011 (P <.004). Conclusions On the basis of the ACR Jobs Board, there were consistently more new job seekers than job postings throughout the study period, and fall is the period in the year most associated with the highest competitive index for radiologist employment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)507-511
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American College of Radiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2014


  • Radiologist
  • employment
  • job market

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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