Obstetricians/gynecologists, often abbreviated to OB/GYNs, are physicians who are trained to provide medical and surgical care for disorders that affect the female reproductive system, to deliver babies, and to provide care for the unborn fetus and the newborn. There are approximately 37,000 physicians who specialize in obstetrics/gynecology in the United States.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $75,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • Doctorate
  • Medical Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Health
  • Interpersonal
  • Scientific
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Realistic
  • Scientific
Licensure/Certification Required