Hey all, I'm just wondering why rads has such a tip-top rep. I've heard everywhere that radiologists get paid wonderfully, yet have a very manageable work schedule. This probably accounts for why radiology residencies are so competitive (yes?) - good pay and a good lifestyle is of course an attractive combination. My question is simply, "how has radiology gotten this privilege?" How is it that radiologists get this kind of combination of good compensation and a good work schedule? Are there simply too few radiology programs to support the demand for radiologist, thus inflating the demand for the radsgrads?