Projected job openings through 2024
Diagnose and treat pigmented lesions such as common acquired nevi, congenital nevi, dysplastic nevi, Spitz nevi, blue nevi, or melanoma.
Conduct complete skin examinations.
Counsel patients on topics such as the need for annual dermatologic screenings, sun protection, skin cancer awareness, or skin and lymph node self-examinations.
Record patients' health histories.
Diagnose and treat skin conditions such as acne, dandruff, athlete's foot, moles, psoriasis, or skin cancer.
Perform incisional biopsies to diagnose melanoma.
Perform skin surgery to improve appearance, make early diagnoses, or control diseases such as skin cancer.
Prescribe hormonal agents or topical treatments such as contraceptives, spironolactone, antiandrogens, oral corticosteroids, retinoids, benzoyl peroxide, or antibiotics.
Recommend diagnostic tests based on patients' histories and physical examination findings.
Provide dermatologic consultation to other health professionals.
Read current literature, talk with colleagues, and participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in dermatology.
Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.
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