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Dermatologist: A Wonderful Profession!

Bethany Rawlinson, Writer

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Medical professions concerned with the pathology of the skin, hair and nails, dermatologists can expect  eighteen percent job growth between the years of 2012 and 2022, creating more opportunities and job openings for recent graduates. These professionals evaluate issues on the skin and determine the most effective treatment and prevention solutions, prescribing medications, removing unwanted or dangerous cells, and performing surgeries for the affected areas.

To enter into a career in dermatology, prospective students must first complete an undergraduate program at a university that complies with medical school standards. After four years at this university, students must spend another four years at an accredited medical school, learning subjects such as medical ethics, pharmacology, and pathology. Following the receipt of a medical degree, the new graduate must show readiness and preparedness for the workforce by passing either the United States Medical Licensing Examination or the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination.

After graduation, many aspiring dermatologists pursue three to four year dermatological residency programs, gaining experience with patients, diseases, treatments, and cosmetics, exploring all avenues of the profession, obtaining eligibility to take a test through the American Board of Dermatology to mature into a board certified dermatologist. Although the requirements for pursuing a career in dermatology may seem overwhelming, students still manage to successfully complete the programs.

Because of the intense effort, considerable time, and sizeable costs of obtaining a license to practice dermatology, these specialists earn generous annual compensations. As of February 2017, the median yearly salary for a dermatologist in the Houston area averages three hundred and twenty thousand dollars, a competitive salary for medical professionals. This pay may fluctuate due to area, level of education, experience, company size, healthcare policies, and the economic climate.

A truly rewarding career, dermatology makes a great option for students willing to invest in a profitable future.

 

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