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Also called: Dermatologist, Medical Doctor MD, Physician, Practicing Dermatologist

Where in the Navy? In the Navy: Dermatologist

What they do:
Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases or other conditions of the skin.
On the job, you would:
  • Diagnose and treat pigmented lesions such as common acquired nevi, congenital nevi, dysplastic nevi, Spitz nevi, blue nevi, and melanoma.
  • Conduct complete skin examinations.
  • Counsel patients on topics such as the need for annual dermatologic screenings, sun protection, skin cancer awareness, or skin and lymph node self-examinations.


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


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve 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
Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers
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:
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Concern for Others
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Analytical Thinking


You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software
  • Allscripts PM
  • Encite Dermatology Electronic Health Records EHR Software
Electronic mail software
  • Email software
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word


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

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