Allergists/Immunologists

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 5,600 board-certified allergists/immunologists employed in the United States.


Quick Facts
Duties Specialize in the treatment of allergic, asthmatic, and immunologic diseases
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Education and Training
  • Doctorate
  • Medical Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Health
Experience Completion of a residency and fellowship during medical training is required
Skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Research
  • Scientific
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Problem-Solving
  • Scientific
Licensure/Certification Required
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Private Practice or Health Care Manager
  • Allergist/Immunologist
  • Fellow
  • Resident Physician

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