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Allergists/immunologists are physicians that specialize in the treatment of allergic, asthmatic, and immunologic diseases. They treat patients with asthma, hay fever, food allergies, AIDS, allergic diseases of the eye and skin, rheumatoid arthritis, and other diseases. There are approximately 5,450 board-certified allergists/immunologists employed in the United States.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Specialize in the treatment of allergic, asthmatic, and immunologic diseases
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Nationwide; most opportunities available in large, metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Doctorate
  • Medical Degree
School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Health
Experience Medical residency and fellowship
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Problem-Solving
  • Scientific
  • Interpersonal
  • Research
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Private Practice or Health Care Manager
  • Allergist/Immunologist
  • Fellow
  • Resident Physician

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