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Also called: Acute Care Physician, MD Urologist, Physician, Urologist

What they do:
Diagnose, treat, and help prevent benign and malignant medical and surgical disorders of the genitourinary system and the renal glands.
On the job, you would:
  • Diagnose or treat diseases or disorders of genitourinary organs and tracts including erectile dysfunction (ED), infertility, incontinence, bladder cancer, prostate cancer, urethral stones, or premature ejaculation.
  • Document or review patients' histories.
  • Order and interpret the results of diagnostic tests, such as prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening, to detect prostate cancer.


  • medicine and dentistry
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Math and Science
  • biology
  • chemistry
Arts and Humanities
  • English language


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
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
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it


  • communicate by writing
  • 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
Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers
Visual Understanding
  • quickly know what you are looking at


People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Self Control


You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software
  • Allscripts PM
  • GalacTek ECLIPSE
Electronic mail software
  • Email software
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word


Education: (rated 5 of 5)
doctoral degree or
professional degree
usually needed

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