Hey guys, Im 2nd year undergrad majoring in Medical Physics and Imaging Tech. This week we got a presentation from the graduates of my course and was told that the chance of getting into the field is very very small, specifically the hospital physicst and actually advised us to think of other options after we graduate. Im residing in NZ so it might be different where you are based but I heard the competitions is getting fierce. Most of the graduates went to do their masters without clinical placement and only a few (four i think?) actually got into the training programme. Many others changed their path and went on to do other things such as Physiology and Optometry. To be honest our degree is pretty useless unless we get the clinical placement or get into research groups. We have to compete with other biomed, medicinal chemistry, pharmocology people if we want to get into health sector. The accredition body is actually for Australia and NZ combined so I could look for a job in Australia but with far many more medical physics undergrads/post grads available in Australia I think it will be pretty tough. As for other countries like USA, I guess the accredition thing would put me off since I wont have any experience or their accredited degree. My ultimate goal would be getting into the hospital training but as a back up Ive been looking at medical image processing/analysing. It seems though it is more engineering side than medical physics according to my research. So Im thinking of taking masters in medical imaging processing if possible, probably in Australia. So my questions is (sorry about the long intro :P ) what is the outlook like in medical image processing area, like internationally? If I end up in that part, I want to work in medical devices companies like siemens but their vacancies are mainly looking at PhDs with lots of experience.... Im really confused as looking at some of the posts, people are encouraging not to enter Medical Physics area. I don't really have a clue what I want to do because so far we have been only doing basic medicine, physics and engineering and medical physics are coming next year onwards. Any suggestions and advice would be greatly appreciated. If you know any other pathways I might be able to take, please recommend.