Career prospects

Medical Imaging prepares for a career in research, either at our own PhD programme Medical Imaging or at other institutes in the Netherlands or abroad. Alternatively, students leaving after obtaining their MSc degree will profit from a solid education in imaging physics and image analysis for a career in industry.

Possible prospects

Depending on your personal interests and skills, you can shape your career yourself. If you already know which would be your ideal career, you can discuss with the Programme Coordinator how best to prepare for your specific career path.

Academic careers

If you choose to pursue an academic career, a logical step will be to start a PhD project after you obtain your Master’s degree. Your research projects during Medical Imaging will prepare you for PhD positions in this field. After obtaining a PhD degree, you can choose to continue in academia or pursue a career in the clinic or industry. Continuing in academia consists of doing post-doc work and becoming an assistant, associate or full professor.

Professional careers

Realistic career opportunities are:

  • Junior scientist in the medical devices industry or biomedical imaging industry
  • R&D professional in medical industry
  • Consultant in industry or for governmental organisations

Depending on the career perspectives that appeal to you most, you can choose between specific profiles

UU Career Services

UU Career Services offers training related to career orientation and job application skills; examples include writing an application letter and CV and conducting a job interview. You can find more information about career services on UU Career Services for Dutch students or UU Career Services for international students.

UU Career Days

Once a year Utrecht University organises Career Days. The Career Days offers the opportunity to sign up for workshops and trainings, and to meet recruiters at the careers fair. It’s also possible to join a job application training or have your resume checked.