Physicians, Pathologists

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What they do:
Diagnose diseases and conduct lab tests using organs, body tissues, and fluids. Includes medical examiners.
On the job, you would:
  • Examine microscopic samples to identify diseases or other abnormalities.
  • Diagnose diseases or study medical conditions, using techniques such as gross pathology, histology, cytology, cytopathology, clinical chemistry, immunology, flow cytometry, or molecular biology.
  • Write pathology reports summarizing analyses, results, and conclusions.

Knowledge

Health

  • medicine and dentistry

Math and Science

  • biology
  • chemistry

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Business

  • customer service

Skills

Basic Skills

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

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

Abilities

Verbal

  • communicate by writing
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen

Visual Understanding

  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly know what you are looking at

Math

  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

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
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Analytical Thinking

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software

  • Database software
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Medical software

  • CPSI CPSI System
  • Wyndgate Technologies ElDorado Donor

Education

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

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