Oncologists are physicians who study, diagnose, and treat the tumors caused by cancer. When an individual is diagnosed with cancer, an oncologist takes charge of the patient's overall care and treatment through all phases of the disease. There are three primary areas within clinical oncology: medical oncology, surgical oncology, and radiation oncology.

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