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ActivitiesAccording to the American Medical Association, Careers in Medicine, an Immunologist is a physician who is trained in the evaluation, physical and laboratory diagnosis and management of disorders involving the immune system. Selected examples of such conditions include: asthma, anaphylaxis, rhinitis, eczema and adverse reactions to drugs, foods and insect stings as well as immune deficiency diseases (both acquired and congenital), defects in host defense and problems related to autoimmune disease, organ transplantation or malignancies of the immune system.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$166,400+ per year in 2008

Work Context & ConditionsMany immunologists are involved in research work and/or manage research laboratories According to Occupational Outlook Handbook, "many physicians work in small private offices or clinics, private offices or clinics,"

Minimum Education RequirementsM.D.

SkillsLearning Strategies, Monitoring, Critical Thinking, Instructing, Active Listening, Writing, Time Management, Active Learning, Complex Problem Solving, Judgment and Decision Making, Coordination, Reading Comprehension, Speaking, Science

AbilitiesOral Expression, Deductive Reasoning, Problem Sensitivity

InterviewsKedar NarayanVideo Icon
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