Neurologists

Neurologists are physician specialists who diagnose and treat patients with diseases and disorders affecting such areas as the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, muscles, and autonomic nervous system.


Quick Facts
Duties Interview patients; review and update patients' charts; order and review tests and exams; prescribe treatment plans; discuss course of action with other medical staff and patients
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $100,000+
Employment Prospects Excellent
Advancement Prospects Excellent
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Nationwide, particularly urban centers
Education and Training
  • Medical Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Health
Experience Residency
Skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Math
  • Scientific
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Scientific
  • Social
Licensure/Certification Required
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Neurologist
  • Resident
  • Intern

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