Obstetricians & Gynecologists

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MD (Medical Doctor), OB/GYN Physician (Obstetrics and Gynecology Physician), OBGYN (Obstetrician and Gynecologist), Physician

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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN); Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner; Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Certified Nurse Midwife; Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Family Nurse Practitioner; Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner; Family Physician, Obstetrics; Family Physician, Sports Medicine; Gynecologic Surgery and Obstetrics; Gynecologic Surgery and Obstetrics, Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Gynecologic Surgery and Obstetrics, Oncology
Certified Nurse Midwife; Family Medicine; Family Nurse Practitioner; Nurse Corps Officer; Obstetrician and Gynecologist; Obstetrics and Gynecologic Nurse
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Family Physician; Obstetrician-Gynecologist; Obstetrics/Gynecology, General; Obstetrics/Gynecology, Subspecialty
Gynecologic Surgery and Obstetrics; Gynecologic Surgery and Obstetrics, Endocrinology; Gynecologic Surgery and Obstetrics, Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Gynecologic Surgery and Obstetrics, Minimally-Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS); Gynecologic Surgery and Obstetrics, Oncology; Gynecologic Surgery and Obstetrics, Urognyecology/Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery; Gynecologic Surgery and Obstetrics, Urogynecology/Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
What they do:
Provide medical care related to pregnancy or childbirth. Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases of women, particularly those affecting the reproductive system. May also provide general care to women. May perform both medical and gynecological surgery functions.
On the job, you would:
  • Treat diseases of female organs.
  • Care for and treat women during prenatal, natal, and postnatal periods.
  • Analyze records, reports, test results, or examination information to diagnose medical condition of patient.



  • medicine and dentistry
  • therapy and counseling

Math and Science

  • biology
  • psychology

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


  • customer service


Basic Skills

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • reading work related information

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions



  • communicate by speaking
  • read and understand what is written

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


  • pay attention to something without being distracted


People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Integrity
  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Self Control
  • Attention to Detail


You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software

  • eClinicalWorks EHR software Hot Technology
  • Epic Systems Hot Technology In Demand

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology

Electronic mail software

  • Email software


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

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