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Gynecologist (MD)

Overview: Gynecologists diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of female urinary, genital, reproductive and rectal organs. They perform annual checkups and prescribe medications, diets, exercise and hygiene practices for a woman's lifestages. They also advise patients in fertility practices.
Duties: They conduct medical examinations and diagnoses health disorders for female patients. Specialize in health problems dealing with female reproductive, urinary and genital organs.

They prescribe medication and diet for females depending upon their specific health status and problems. They recommend exercise programs to improve body tone and cardiological functioning.

Educate their patients about the kind of symptoms they should be most alert about depending upon their age and the precautions they must take to avoid female disorders.

They advise patients about their fertility by conducting laboratory tests and physical examinations. Treat patients to increase their fertility.

Degree(s): A.S. Health Sciences 
A.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science) 
Job Outlook: Employment of gynecologist is expected to grow much faster than average through 2018 due to the growing and aging population and the demand for high levels of healthcare.
Starting Salary: The average annual starting salary in HMO's, clinics and medical group offices is about $130,000 per year. Experienced gynecologists can earn over $300,000 per year.
Salary Range (National Average): $115,000 to $130,000
Education Level: This occupation generally requires an advanced degree (e.g. Ph.D.). The typical commitment is a minimum of 3 years of study beyond a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree.
Additional Training/Education: All states require gynecologists to be licensed. Licensing involves graduation from a medical school (usually 4 years), passing an examination, and up to 7 years of "residency" graduate medical training in gynecology. The minimum educational requirement for acceptance to most medical schools is 3 years of college study.
Recommended Skills:
  • Weighing out the options in a situation or a problem and logically choosing the best course of action.
  • Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Paying attention to what other people are saying, and taking time to understand the points being made.
  • Using your hands to operated fine instruments and precision tools.
  • Being aware of the reactions of others, and understanding why they react the way they do.
  • Ability to identify a problem, review related information, develop and evaluate options, and implement a solution.
  • The ability to understand complex written paragraphs, instructions, or reports.
  • Using logic to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Using scientific methods to investigate and conduct experiments.
  • Talking, giving speeches, or speaking in a group to convey information, explain ideas, or give instructions.
Recommended Values:
  • Gaining the respect of others by the nature and/or level of responsibility of your work.
  • Being able to decide on how to get something done without significant direction from someone else.
  • Having a level of income that will afford you with luxuries, and which will allow you to become financially independent.
  • Being involved in helping other people in a direct way either individually or in a small group.
 

* National data collected by the Department of Labor between 2008-2012.
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Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.