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1412. A Look Into the IR Job Market: What Opportunities Lie Ahead for Today's Graduates?
Authors * Denotes Presenting Author
  1. Imran Siddiqui *; NYU Winthrop Hospital
  2. Jawad Hussain; NYU Winthrop Hospital
  3. Jonathan Gross; NYU Winthrop Hospital
  4. Jason Hoffmann; NYU Winthrop Hospital
Objective:
Job postings for interventional radiologists were reviewed in order to evaluate the types of positions being advertised and to determine whether the current structure for training in interventional radiology (IR) matches the future professional needs of IR trainees.

Materials and Methods:
A review of IR job postings on the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), American College of Radiology (ACR), and Aunt Minnie websites was performed over a 30 day period in March and April 2020. Job descriptions were evaluated for 18 different features, including website on which the position was posted, date on which the posting was reviewed, geographic location of the position, practice type, presence of an IR training program, breakdown of IR vs DR responsibilities, salary, IR procedural case mix, size of practice, frequency of call, and presence of physician extenders.

Results:
40 IR job listings were posted during the study period. Of these, 8 (20%) were in academic groups and 32 (80%) were in private practices. Ten (25%) did not include a breakdown of IR vs DR responsibilities, 14 (35%) specified that responsibilities would be 100% IR, and 16 (40%) specified >50% IR. 26 (65%) postings included some information about IR procedure mix. 13 (32%) included the number of IR physicians in the group. 18 (45%) specified that call involved only IR coverage, 21 (52.5%) involved DR and IR coverage, and 1 (2.5%) involved only DR call. 23 (57.5%) postings described the presence of an IR outpatient center. Only five postings (12.5%) included specific information about salary.

Conclusion:
The majority of IR job postings are for positions in private practice groups and include DR responsibilities during the regular workday and on call. This data suggests that a majority of IR jobs currently being advertised require both IR and DR work. This may be discordant with the current IR training paradigm which promotes increased sub specialization and complete focus on IR in the final two years of training. Residency leadership may consider using this information to ensure that trainees maintain robust DR skills throughout the entire course of their training.