Typical Day for a Dermatologist
- Dermatologists see a variety of patients depending on their respective practices.
- Cosmetic dermatologists commonly provide Botox, laser surgery, liposuction and face lifts.
- Pediatric dermatologists involves the treatment and prevention of diseases in infants and young children.
- Most work out of private offices.
- Work from either hospitals or private offices.
- Dental offices sometimes require dermatologists for Botox.
- Treatment centers hire dermatologists to provide consultations and general care advice to patients.
- Most work done in office
- Able to pre-schedule visits that do not coincide with family and social obligations
- 30-40 hour work weeks
- Some positions may require travel and overnight scheduling
- Most work is non-emergency
- Little stress involved
- Running office and personnel smoothly could lead to complications
- Satisfaction of job well done with patients
- Innovation and discovery of procedures to treat patients
- Highest paid work in California and Hawaii where skin conditions related to sun exposure are prevalent
Future of Dermatology
- Projected growth of 24%
- Exceeds growth of for other careers because of increase in skin cancer diagnoses