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Allergists & Immunologists

Also called: Allergist; Allergist/Immunologist; Allergist/Immunologist, Physician; Physician

What they do:
Diagnose, treat, and help prevent allergic diseases and disease processes affecting the immune system.
On the job, you would:
  • Diagnose or treat allergic or immunologic conditions.
  • Order or perform diagnostic tests such as skin pricks and intradermal, patch, or delayed hypersensitivity tests.
  • Educate patients about diagnoses, prognoses, or treatments.


  • medicine and dentistry
  • therapy and counseling
Math and Science
  • biology
  • psychology
  • customer service
  • management
Arts and Humanities
  • English language


Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns


People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Concern for Others
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Achievement/Effort


You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software
  • Allscripts PM
  • GalacTek ECLIPSE
Analytical or scientific software
  • FlowJo
  • GraphPad Software Prism Graph Pad
Electronic mail software
  • Email software


Education: (rated 5 of 5)
post-doctoral training or
doctoral degree
usually needed

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