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Also called: Adult and Pediatric Neurologist, Attending Physician, Neurologist, Pediatric Neurologist

Where in the Army? In the Army: Child Neurologist; Neurologist

What they do:
Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and disorders of the nervous system.
On the job, you would:
  • Interview patients to obtain information such as complaints, symptoms, medical histories, and family histories.
  • Examine patients to obtain information about functional status of areas such as vision, physical strength, coordination, reflexes, sensations, language skills, cognitive abilities, and mental status.
  • Perform or interpret the outcomes of procedures or diagnostic tests such as lumbar punctures, electroencephalography, electromyography, and nerve conduction velocity tests.


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


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 speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide


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
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability


You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software
  • e-MDs software
  • GalacTek ECLIPSE
Electronic mail software
  • Email software
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word


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

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