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.

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Quick Facts
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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
Salary Range $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Nationwide, particularly urban centers
Minimum Education Level
  • Medical Degree
School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Health
Experience Residency
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Scientific
  • Social
  • Interpersonal
  • Math
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Excellent
Advancement Prospects Excellent
Outlook Much Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Neurologist
  • Resident
  • Intern

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