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Hematologists

Overview

Hematologists study and/or treat diseases of the blood and the blood-forming tissues. Some hematologists are physicians (doctors of medicine, or M.D.'s, or doctors of osteopathy, D.O.'s) who specialize in blood diseases; other hematologists are medical scientists (doctors of philosophy, or Ph.D.'s) who do research on blood diseases but do not treat patients. A few students who plan to focus on medical research choose to do a joint M.D.-D.O./Ph.D. program.

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Medical Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Helpful

Problem-Solving

Scientific

Career Ladder
Director, Hematology Department

Hematologist

Hematology Resident

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