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What is the average age of a college graduate getting ready to begin his career in radiology?

What is the average career time in years that a radiologist works?

If you could answer these I would like to know just for curiousity.


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You have to graduate medical school, then do 5-7 years of residency/fellowship before you're a board-certified radiologist. Your age depends on whether or not you took time off before med school.

You're very young, and your mind will change. Focus first on doing well and having fun in college because you might find something else you like better over medicine. If you do go to med school, you have a good 80% chance of changing your mind multiple times. So don't worry about this stuff just yet.


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Most college graduates are 22 years old.

If you go straight to medical school, you will graduate at age 26.

Radiology is a 5 year residency, leaving you at age 31 when you finish.

The majority of residents do a fellowship which the majority are 1 year long, making you 32 years old when you are finally "on your own".

The above scenerio is the "fastest" way to get there. There are plenty of people out there that are older than age 32 when they finish for a number of different reasons.

The length of your career is really up to you. I guess it's conceivable to live frugally, work crazy hours and comfortably retire in 10 years. Most people will likely work between 20 and 30 years.
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