Endocrinologist Takes Blood Pressure

Endocrinologists are medical doctors who specialize in the treatment of disorders of the endocrine system. The endocrine system is a network of glands in the body that secrete hormones into the bloodstream. Among other things, hormones control growth, reproduction, metabolism, and blood sugar levels. Thus, endocrinologists treat a wide variety of conditions. Although endocrinologists may be nurses, physiologists, and educators (to name just a few), this article will focus on endocrinologists as a physician specialty.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Treat patients who have disorders of the endocrine system
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Medical Degree
School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Health
Experience Residency, fellowship
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Problem-Solving
  • Scientific
  • Interpersonal
  • Research
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Much Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Professor, or Private Practice, or Health Care Manager
  • Endocrinologist
  • Fellow
  • Resident Physician

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