The 2013 ACR commission on human resources workforce survey

Bluth, Edward I., Truong, Hang, Nsiah, Eugene, Hughes, Danny and Short, Bradley W. (2013) The 2013 ACR commission on human resources workforce survey. Journal of the American College of Radiology, 10 10: 750-756. doi:10.1016/j.jacr.2013.06.010

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Author Bluth, Edward I.
Truong, Hang
Nsiah, Eugene
Hughes, Danny
Short, Bradley W.
Title The 2013 ACR commission on human resources workforce survey
Journal name Journal of the American College of Radiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1546-1440
Publication date 2013-10
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jacr.2013.06.010
Open Access Status
Volume 10
Issue 10
Start page 750
End page 756
Total pages 7
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background: The ACR Commission on Human Resources conducts an annual electronic survey during the first quarter of the year to better understand the present workforce situation for radiologists.
Methods: We used the Practice of Radiology Environment Database (PRED) to identify 2,067 practice leaders and asked them to complete an electronic survey developed by the Commission on Human Resources. The survey asked group leaders or their designates to report the number of radiologists they currently employ or supervise, the number hired in 2012, and the number they plan to hire in 2013 and 2016. The leaders were also asked to report the subspecialty area that was used as the main reason for hiring that physician.
Results: Of the 2,067 practice leaders surveyed, 22% responded, a figure corresponding to 23% of all practicing radiologists in the United States. These results showed that 54% of radiologists are in private practice and 46% are employed by various other entities. The current workforce consists of 21% general radiologists and 79% subspecialists. The largest areas of subspecialty include general interventionalists, neuroradiologists, and body imagers. In 2012, 1,407 radiologists were hired. The greatest number of radiologists hired involved general interventional radiologists, followed by general radiologists, body imagers, and those specializing in musculoskeletal radiology, neuroradiology, and breast imaging. In 2013, 1,526 job opportunities were projected and in 2016, 1,434 job opportunities. In 2013, the most sought-after individuals will be general radiologists, general interventionalists, breast imagers, neuroradiologists, musculoskeletal radiologists, and body imagers.
Conclusion: Based on the data collected from the responding practices, the demand for hiring radiologists in 2013 will be similar to 2012. Each of the 1,200 residents who complete their training programs each year should have a position available, but the job may not necessarily be in the subspecialty, geographic area, or type of practice that the individual desires.
Keyword Human resources
Radiology employment
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