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Physicians, Pathologists

Diagnose diseases and conduct lab tests using organs, body tissues, and fluids. Includes medical examiners.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Diagnose diseases or study medical conditions, using techniques such as gross pathology, histology, cytology, cytopathology, clinical chemistry, immunology, flow cytometry, or molecular biology.
    • Examine microscopic samples to identify diseases or other abnormalities.
    • Write pathology reports summarizing analyses, results, and conclusions.
    • Communicate pathologic findings to surgeons or other physicians.
    • Identify the etiology, pathogenesis, morphological change, and clinical significance of diseases.
    • Read current literature, talk with colleagues, or participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in pathology.
    • Consult with physicians about ordering and interpreting tests or providing treatments.
    • Analyze and interpret results from tests, such as microbial or parasite tests, urine analyses, hormonal assays, fine needle aspirations (FNAs), and polymerase chain reactions (PCRs).
    • Review cases by analyzing autopsies, laboratory findings, or case investigation reports.
    • Diagnose infections, such as Hepatitis B and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), by conducting tests to detect the antibodies that patients' immune systems make to fight such infections.
    • Manage medical laboratories.
    • Obtain specimens by performing procedures, such as biopsies or fine needle aspirations (FNAs) of superficial nodules.
    • Conduct genetic analyses of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) or chromosomes to diagnose small biopsies and cell samples.
    • Develop or adopt new tests or instruments to improve diagnosis of diseases.
    • Educate physicians, students, and other personnel in medical laboratory professions, such as medical technology, cytotechnology, or histotechnology.
    • Plan and supervise the work of the pathology staff, residents, or visiting pathologists.
    • Conduct research and present scientific findings.
    • Perform autopsies to determine causes of deaths.
    • Testify in depositions or trials as an expert witness.

    Skills

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

    • Writing

      Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
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    Workplace Documents
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    Graphic Literacy
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    Abilities

    • Inductive Reasoning

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

    • 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 that there is a problem.

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    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.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 208,000+/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 100+/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

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    • Yearly Projected Openings Not Available

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    Personality

    Investigative: 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

    Tools

    • Non vacuum blood collection tubes or containers
    • Microtomes
    • Immunology analyzers
    • Dropping pipettes
    • Biopsy needles

    Technology

    • Spreadsheet software
    • Office suite software
    • Medical software
    • Information retrieval or search software
    • Accounting software

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