Dermatology By: Vi Nguyen 2/1/12
Earnings in US 10%- $53,500 25%- $111,800 Median-$166,400 75%- $166,400 90%- $166,400 Earnings in TN 10%- $125,000 25%- $166,400 Median-$166,400 75%- $166,400 90%- $166,400 Earnings
Earnings Cont. • A dermatologist can boost his/her salary by opening their own private clinic • Or they can also become the head of the department in the hospital they are working in.
Educational Requirements • Steps to become a dermatologist: 4 years of undergraduate, 4years of medical school, and 3 to 8 years of residency. • There are many exams that are necessary for a dermatologist to pass such as the Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
Opportunities for Advancement • Medical Doctorate Degree requires more training. • Related Occupations: Cosmetic Dermatologist Dermatopathology
Nature of Work • 5 tasks that a person in this career would perform in a day to day activity would be: • Diagnose illnesses • Prescribe and administer treatment • Examine patients • Obtain medical history • Order, perform, and interpret diagnostic test
Working Conditions • A dermatologist usually works Monday through Friday, and sometimes evenings and weekends to accommodate their patients. • Totals to approximately 40 to 50 hours a week (8 to 10 hours a day)
Job Outlook • Thereare currently 661,00 employees in this field. • There are 260,500 job openings expected in the future.(2008-2018) It I growing faster than average (20%)because the patients continuously demand specialized dermatology treatments and new techniques and therapies.
Advantages/Disadvantages Advantages Disadvantages 1.Ln order to become a dermatologist, approximately 12 years of schooling has to be completed. 2. Most doctors have to face law suits. 3.It is a highly competitive field. 1. Unlike other doctors, dermatologist rarely, if at all, receive emergency calls, and they can work with flexible hours. 2. There is a growing demand for dermatologists, because most of the disease, such as acne doesn’t stop growing. 3. High salary
Personal Skills • Dermatology is definitely a possibility for me because I like to work with people and make them feel more confident about themselves. I am currently working as a nail technician , and so I have some experience in working with people, especially women. Dermatologists not only deal with skin, but also nails and hair. Therefore, doing nails gives me a feel of how dermatology would be.
Preparations • In order to prepare for this job, I can try to make good grades in college, and study hard for the MCAT because it will help me get into medical school. • I can also participate in extracurricular activities and make sure that I take the classes that are necessary for this field.