There aren’t many radiology jobs, but which states have the most open positions?
Our recent story, A Physician Shortage, But Too Many Radiologists, noted that in 2013, 1069 radiologists were hired across the country, with 1,114 jobs projected in 2014, and 1,131 projected in 2017. These numbers came from the 2014 ACR Commission on Human Resources Workforce Survey, an annual survey that helps the ACR better understand the present workforce scenario for radiologists and radiology professionals. While the survey showed the hiring trends by region, at Diagnostic Imaging, we wondered where exactly hires were made (and anticipated) in each of the 50 states.
The ACR provided us with exclusive data from the survey, which we’ve mapped out for you. The 2014 survey asked respondents about the structure of the 2013 (then current) workforce, including the number of currently employed or supervised radiologists, the number of radiologists hired that year, and the number of radiologists they plan to hire in 2014 and 2017. The ACR 2015 survey for 2014 data is currently underway.
Given the small sample size for some states, the data for those states may not be statistically accurate. The response rate for the survey was 22%, which corresponds to 35% of all practicing radiologists in the U.S. The total number of jobs reflected in the 2014 map is 309, which is roughly one-third of the total hires quoted in the study.