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Physician, Hematologist
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ActivitiesAccording to the American Society of Hematology, "a hematologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and/or investigation of disorders of the hematopoietic, hemostatic, and lymphatic systems, and disorders of the interaction between blood and blood vessel wall."

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median IncomeThe median income for physicians and surgeons in 2005 was $143,500 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Survey, U.S. Dept of Labor

Work Context & ConditionsAccording to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, "many physicians—primarily general and family practitioners, general internists, pediatricians, ob/gyns, and psychiatrists—work in small private offices or clinics, often assisted by a small staff of nurses and other administrative personnel. "

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, Written Comprehension, Near Vision, Speech Clarity, Inductive Reasoning, Written Expression, Oral Comprehension