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Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists

Overview

An ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist, or otolaryngologist, provides comprehensive medical and surgical care for patients with diseases and disorders that involve or affect the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. Fifty percent of all physician office visits are for ear, nose, and throat illnesses. Many ENT specialists operate in private practices, and some work in large academic/university settings where they help train medical students and residents. The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery represents approximately 12,000 ENT specialists.

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Medical Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Helpful

Organized

Scientific

Career Ladder
Private Practice or Health Care Manager

Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist

Medical Resident

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