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Becoming a Doctor :: Specialties and Salaries

So you want to become a doctor? Well, first you need to decide what kind? Do you want to be like the doctors and surgeons you see on medical TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Scrubs? (Remember that working in a real-life hospital is far less comical and glamorous than Hollywood hospitals). Or do you want to be a specialist?


Doctors and Salaries

Want to make the big bucks? Check out these different types of doctors, along with their average annual salaries according to www.indeed.com (salaries will vary by location):
 

  • Allergist/Immunologist – Doctors who deal with allergies and immune system problems (approx. $160,000)
  • Anesthesiologist – Doctors who put you to sleep before surgery (approx. $87,000)
  • CardiologistHeart doctors (approx. $164,000)
  • Dermatologist – Doctors who treat skin disorders (approx. $81,000)
  • Endocrinologist – Doctors who treat problems with the thyroid and ductless glands (approx. $142,000)
  • General Practitioner – Your family doctor (approx. $104,000)
  • Nephrologist – Kidney doctors (approx. $187,000)
  • NeurologistBrain and central nervous system doctors (approx. $83,000)
  • Obstetrician/Gynecologist – Doctors who deal with pregnancy, childbirth and other female health issues (approx. $81,000)
  • Oncologist – Doctors who treat cancer (approx. $164,000)
  • Otolaryngologist – Ears, nose and throat doctors (also known as an E.N.T doctor) (approx. $164,000)
  • Ophthalmologist – Doctors who treat eye problems that cannot be dealt with by an optometrist (approx. $81,000)
  • PediatricianBaby and children’s doctors (approx. $117,000)
  • Plastic Surgeon – Doctors who perform surgery to fix or alter appearances (approx. $164,000)
  • Psychiatrist – Medical doctors who work with patients with mental illnesses (approx. $85,000)
  • Rheumatologist – Joints, muscles and bones doctors (approx. $137,000)
  • Urologist – Urinary tract doctors (approx. $81,000)

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"f3rr3tgal" wrote:dear dish-it,        I absolutely love my family but... my dad has these headaches  where if they are really bad i can not say anything right he will get really mad. i don't know what to do i really hate being yelled at by my  dad and i love him soo much !!!! what do i do?  [s:sm3/1jvp]                                                       thanks,                                                            f3rr3tgal Tell him that you love him and you understand he's suffering but you really don't like it when he yells at you. You can write a note or a card to him. I'm sure he'll understand. And of course if needed see a doctor so that he'll know what to do to deal with those headaches.
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esthery27
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What if you just aren't populr, and you want to be???  :(
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