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Dermatologists

Also called: Board Certified Dermatologist, Dermatologist Physician, MD (Medical Doctor), Mohs Surgeon

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What they do:
Diagnose and treat diseases relating to the skin, hair, and nails. May perform both medical and dermatological surgery functions.
On the job, you would:
  • Conduct complete skin examinations.
  • Diagnose and treat pigmented lesions such as common acquired nevi, congenital nevi, dysplastic nevi, Spitz nevi, blue nevi, or melanoma.
  • Perform incisional biopsies to diagnose melanoma.

Knowledge

Health
  • medicine and dentistry
  • therapy and counseling
Business
  • customer service
  • management
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilities

Verbal
  • 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
Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
Memory
  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps

Personality

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
  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Initiative

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology
Medical software
  • Bizmatics PrognoCIS EMR
  • Encite Dermatology Electronic Health Records EHR Software
Electronic mail software
  • Email software

Education

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

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$208,000+
$61,380
$208,000+
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