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Obstetricians and Gynecologists
District Of Columbia

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Physicians who provide medical care related to pregnancy or childbirth and those who diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases of women, particularly those affecting the reproductive system. May also provide general medical care to women.

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Currently Employed: Not Available

Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

Typical Hourly Wage: $32.60 - $80+

Typical Annual Salary: $67,800 - $166,400+

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Doctoral or professional degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Internship/residency

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typical job duties

  • Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical histories, reports, and examination results.
  • Care for and treat women during prenatal, natal, and postnatal periods.
  • Treat diseases of female organs.
  • Prescribe or administer therapy, medication, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury.
  • Perform cesarean sections or other surgical procedures as needed to preserve patients' health and deliver babies safely.
  • Analyze records, reports, test results, or examination information to diagnose medical condition of patient.
  • Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients.
  • Monitor patients' conditions and progress and reevaluate treatments as necessary.
  • Advise patients and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.
  • Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioner when necessary.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Electrosurgical or electrocautery equipment
  • Medical oxygen masks or parts
  • Medical staff isolation or surgical masks
  • Surgical clamps or clips or forceps or accessories
  • Surgical scissors

Technology:
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Electronic mail software
  • Internet browser software
  • Medical software
  • Word processing software

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