Resume Tips for Radiology Professionals
By Kim Isaacs | Monster Resume Expert
As the population ages and the need for diagnostic imaging increases, the US Department of Labor is predicting faster-than-average job growth for radiology professionals. Take advantage of this favorable employment climate by creating a resume that markets you properly for the best job opportunities. You can see a sample resume for a radiologic technologist here.
What’s Your Value Proposition?
Many radiology professionals’ resumes are bare-bones lists of credentials. To get noticed, you’ll need to turn your resume into a compelling marketing piece that relays your value proposition.
Start by conducting research on what employers look for when hiring professionals in your field. Use Monster to search for your ideal job and review the desired qualifications. Next, write a list of your matching credentials as well as two or three additional reasons that you would be an excellent employee. This is your value proposition — the top reasons employers should call you for job interviews.
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Salary: $32,750 - $68,920
Min. Education: Certificate or Associate's
Related Careers: Cardiovascualar Technologist & Technician, Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
Here’s an example for an ultrasound technologist:
• Job ads require: ARDMS certified or eligible; one to two years of experience.
• I have: ARDMS certification; five years of experience; multispecialty scanning expertise; hospital experience.
• Value proposition: ARDMS-certified ultrasound technologist with five years of experience performing abdominal, OB/GYN, neonatal-head and small-parts sonography in a large hospital setting.
The value proposition should be stated prominently at the top of the resume, preferably in a Qualifications Summary or the Objective section in the Monster Resume Builder. The rest of your resume should support your value proposition.
When writing your work history, paint a picture of your responsibilities, skills and contributions so employers can readily understand the scope of your experience. Be sure to include:
• Work setting (e.g., acute care, ER, small medical group).
• Types of patients and caseload managed.
• Types of procedures administered.
• Involvement in committees or task forces.
• Accomplishments (e.g., improvements in patient care, quality control, safety, cost reduction).