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Allergists and Immunologists

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Diagnose, treat, and help prevent allergic diseases and disease processes affecting the immune system.

    Work Activities
    • Diagnose or treat allergic or immunologic conditions.
    • Order or perform diagnostic tests such as skin pricks and intradermal, patch, or delayed hypersensitivity tests.
    • Educate patients about diagnoses, prognoses, or treatments.
    • Prescribe medication such as antihistamines, antibiotics, and nasal, oral, topical, or inhaled glucocorticosteroids.
    • Develop individualized treatment plans for patients, considering patient preferences, clinical data, or the risks and benefits of therapies.
    • Document patients' medical histories.
    • Assess the risks and benefits of therapies for allergic and immunologic disorders.
    • Conduct physical examinations of patients.
    • Interpret diagnostic test results to make appropriate differential diagnoses.
    • Provide therapies, such as allergen immunotherapy or immunoglobin therapy, to treat immune conditions.
    • Coordinate the care of patients with other health care professionals or support staff.
    • Engage in self-directed learning and continuing education activities.
    • Perform allergen provocation tests such as nasal, conjunctival, bronchial, oral, food, or medication challenges.
    • Provide allergy or immunology consultation or education to physicians or other health care providers.
    • Conduct laboratory or clinical research on allergy or immunology topics.
    • Present research findings at national meetings or in peer-reviewed journals.
    Skills
    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    6
    Graphic Literacy
    5
    Abilities
    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    • Inductive Reasoning

      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    Knowledge
    • Medicine and Dentistry

      Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

    • Biology

      Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $187,200+/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $90.00+/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 15,630
    • Yearly Projected Openings 530
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Investigative: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Concern for Others
    • Attention to Detail
    • Integrity
    • Dependability
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Achievement/Effort
    Tools
    • Scanning light or spinning disk or laser scanning microscopes
    • Ophthalmoscopes or otoscopes or scope sets
    • Microbiology analyzers
    • Medical suction or vacuum appliances
    • Immunology analyzers
    Technology
    • Word processing software
    • Presentation software
    • Office suite software
    • Medical software
    • Analytical or scientific software
    Tags
    • InDemand occupations are considered a priority by the state of Ohio.
    • Bright Outlook occupations will grow rapidly in the next few years, have a large number of openings, or are new and emerging careers.