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Allergists and Immunologists
District Of Columbia

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Diagnose, treat, and help prevent allergic diseases and disease processes affecting the immune system.

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Currently Employed: 2,060

Projected Annual Job Openings: 60

Typical Hourly Wage: $26.91 - $80+

Typical Annual Salary: $56,000 - $166,400+

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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

  • Diagnose or treat allergic or immunologic conditions.
  • Order or perform diagnostic tests such as skin pricks and intradermal, patch, or delayed hypersensitivity tests.
  • Educate patients about diagnoses, prognoses, or treatments.
  • Prescribe medication such as antihistamines, antibiotics, and nasal, oral, topical, or inhaled glucocorticosteroids.
  • Develop individualized treatment plans for patients, considering patient preferences, clinical data, or the risks and benefits of therapies.
  • Document patients' medical histories.
  • Assess the risks and benefits of therapies for allergic and immunologic disorders.
  • Conduct physical examinations of patients.
  • Interpret diagnostic test results to make appropriate differential diagnoses.
  • Provide therapies, such as allergen immunotherapy and immunoglobin therapy, to treat immune conditions.

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