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Dermatologist—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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Dermatologists study, diagnose, and treat diseases and ailments of the skin, hair, mucous membranes, nails, and related tissues or structures. They may also perform cosmetic services, such as scar removal or hair transplants. There are approximately 642,720 physicians and surgeons of all types working in the United States. According to the American Medical Association, approximately 1.5 percent specialize in dermatology.

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Medical Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Helpful

Realistic

Scientific

Career Ladder
Dermatology Department Chair

Dermatologist

Dermatologist Resident

Dermatologist Intern

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