Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Parabolic Trend Failure of the Day: Diagnostic Imaging Center Employment

The following chart shows the 12-month moving average of diagnostic imaging center employment.

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April 14, 2006
Radiology must confront outsourcing challenges

Teleradiology has apparently come of age. Imaging examinations can be sent via high-speed connections to anywhere in the world, at increasingly low cost. Teleradiology also appears to be a profitable business. Take, for example, the services emerging to cover the night shift for U.S. radiologists. Teleradiology Solutions and TeleDiagnosys Services are just two of the many enterprises in the field, both offering this service from a base in India.

March 17, 2013
Job Prospects Are Dimming for Radiology Trainees

“The times of graduating from medical school and driving a Porsche are done,” said Dr. Dana Lowenthal, a first-year radiology resident and fourth-generation doctor. “It was never easy, but there was light at the end of the tunnel. This is new territory.”

The Philippines may be hiring. They claim they are preparing to tackle the global radiologist shortage! Must be plenty of job opportunities there!

November 8, 2014
Philippine Startup Takes On Global Radiologist Shortage

Many developing countries don’t have enough doctors to meet their citizens’ healthcare needs. Radiologists are particularly hard to find in many places, but Lifetrack Medical Systems, a digital healthcare startup based in the Philippines, wants to improve the situation with innovative software and services.

Demographic trends in developing countries will likely exacerbate the radiology talent gap in the coming years. As economic growth improves living conditions in these countries, people everywhere are enjoying longer, healthier lives.

And while you are working in the Philippines, don't forget to hire a staff of personal assistants to help you do your work!

October 18, 2012
How to Hire a Virtual Assistant in the Philippines – with John Jonas

$250 a month for someone who is starting out and they’re capable, and their English isn’t perfect, but it’s good, and you’ll never have any communication problems with them. You’ll always understand them, they’ll always understand you, communicating isn’t an issue in the Philippines at $250. If you were to pay $300 or $350, typically as the price goes up, you get better work. It’s not always the case, I mean, the first – I’ll talk about a programmer. The first programmer I ever hired, I hired him through a service, and I was paying them $750 a month, and they were paying him $250.

Source Data:
BLS: CES Databases


Anonymous said...

After you hire that 3rd for 4th dozen Virtual Assistants you'll surely be able to drive a Porsche.

Stagflationary Mark said...

After you hire that 3rd for 4th dozen Virtual Assistants you'll surely be able to drive a Porsche.

I suggest 32 virtual assistants broken into two conferences with 4 divisions each.

That way you can keep them all motivated to do their best work, lol. Sigh.

Fritz_O said...


You left out source data info for your chart!

Your ever alert IOP policeman ;)

Stagflationary Mark said...


Good eye! I have updated the post to include it.

I'm impressed that anyone would catch it based on how much I've been posting lately. :)