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Obstetricians & Gynecologists

Also called: Medical Doctor (MD), OB/GYN (Obstetrician / Gynecologist), Obstetrician/Gynecologist (OB/GYN), Physician

Where in the Air Force? In the Air Force: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN); Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Acute Care Nurse Practitioner; Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Aeromedical Nurse Practitioner; Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist; Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Family Nurse Practitioner; Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner; Obstetrician and Gynecologist; Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Endocrinology; Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Minimally-Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS); Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Urognyecology/Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery; Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Urogynecology/Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

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What they do:
Physicians who provide medical care related to pregnancy or childbirth and those who diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases of women, particularly those affecting the reproductive system. May also provide general medical care to women.
On the job, you would:
  • Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical histories, reports, or examination results.
  • Treat diseases of female organs.
  • Care for and treat women during prenatal, natal, and postnatal periods.


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


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
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


  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
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
  • hold or move items with your hands


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
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Concern for Others
  • Achievement/Effort


You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software
  • AS Software AS-OBGYN
  • MEDITECH software Hot Technology
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Electronic mail software
  • Email software


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

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.

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