Dermatologist - Job Description, Duties, Education, Skills, Salary, & Growth

Dermatologist




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Job Description

 

A dermatologist is a doctor who can treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as using instruments, appliances, or by manual manipulation.

They are the doctor you want to see if you have any skin problems since they specialize in treating the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes. 

Dermatologists diagnose and treat over 3,000 different diseases. The diseases include skin cancer, acne, psoriasis, nail infections, eczema, and many more. 

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Responsibilities

 

Dermatologists diagnose and treat different diseases. They also help to improve the appearance of their patients' skin, hair, and nails.

Dermatologists help diminish signs of aging, decrease the appearance of scars, help treat acne, and diagnose and remove skin cancer.  

Some of their responsibilities include:

  • Meeting with patients and evaluating their skin problems to provide a proper diagnosis and treatment.  

  • Must provide follow-up exams until the patients are cured. They must also determine how the treatment affected the patient and look for alternative options if they aren't responding to the treatment. 

  • Perform surgeries to help people obtain their desired appearance.

  • Some dermatologists also specialize in the removal of skin cancer and offer these skin cancer surgeries to help patients rid themselves of cancer. 

  • Many dermatologists also train other dermatologists and help them train other dermatologists. They play a part in continuing education for dermatologists to bring up others under the proper guidelines. 

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Skills

 

Communication

Must be able to clearly convey thoughts and ideas to patients to ensure proper care. 

Active Listening 

Must give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. You must listen to your patient to determine what their issues are and try to solve them. 

Critical Thinking

Must use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Judgment and Decision Making

Need to be able to act autonomously and make difficult decisions that would benefit the patient or make corrections. Must consider all benefits and repercussions of potential actions and choose the appropriate one. 

Complex Problem Solving

Must be able to identify complex problems and develop and evaluate corrective options and implement solutions. 

 Biology

Must have knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

Trustworthiness

Must be trustworthy because you have people's wellbeing in your hands and what you do could help or hurt them. They are entrusted with a great responsibility and must live up to it. 

 Analyze 

Must be able to look over a patient and determine possible diseases and aliments. 

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Working Conditions

 

Dermatologists can either work in private practice and/or attend clinics at major teaching hospitals and institutions. There are a small number of dermatologists who work in major hospitals.

They usually have pretty comfortable working conditions and spend less time on their feet as other medical professionals.

Another perk is that many dermatologists own their own practice, or work in a group practice. It is rare that they work crazy hours or that they are on-call.

The majority work a set schedule and have normal work hours; they usually work between 30-40 hours a week. 

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Salary Outlook

Title Company Location Posted
05.18.2018
MAINE COAST DERMATOLOGY Located on the picturesque Maine coastline in Rockport and Belfast, Pen Bay Medical Center & Waldo County General Hospital are seeking a BC/BE Dermatologist to expand the offerings provided by a fellowship trained...
05.18.2018
Southern Maine Health Care is seeking a Dermatologist Physician for its Biddeford location. Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) is a nationally accredited, award-winning not-for-profit healthcare system offering a comprehensive array of medical...
03.30.2018
Mayo Clinic Health System in Owatonna, MN, is seeking a Dermatologist to join a busy, growing practice. The ideal physician should be a team player, enjoy working closely with multi-specialty group members and communicate well with colleagues and...
05.23.2017
Join a practice of well versed Dermatologists caring for patients in the area for over 15 years. Were are looking for a great Dermatologist to enhance our growing specialty practice this is an active practice with a good range of complex/routine...
10.23.2017
Pediatric Dermatologist Opportunity Eastern Maine Medical Center seeks a pediatric dermatologist to join a hospital-employed, outpatient practice. EMMC Children's Health is located in a newly renovated facility a short drive from our main...
05.04.2018
A 101-bed acute care hospital located in Kansas is seeking a dermatologist to join their medical staff.  You will be supported by well-developed advanced practice providers and a close-knit group of other physicians. This opportunity has...
03.30.2018
The Department of Dermatology & Skin Care at MCHSMankato is expanding its scope of service with the goal of offering a full range of dermatologic care for both common and rare problems of skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes. Practice...
08.01.2016
The University of Iowa Department of Dermatology is seeking applications for faculty at the Associate (non-track) or Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor levels (clinical, non-tenure; or tenure track) in pediatric dermatology....
11.16.2015
The University of Iowa Department of Dermatology is seeking applications for faculty at the Associate (non-track) or Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor levels (clinical, non-tenure; or tenure track) in medical dermatology...
04.09.2018
Mayo Clinic practices cutting-edge, tertiary level dermatologic care in a multi-disciplinary collaborative setting that continues to emphasize the needs of the patients. The successful candidate will join our department of 27 dermatologists, 25...
04.24.2018
Req ID: 24677 Work alongside 3 MDs, 4 NP/PA's to provide excellent medical dermatology care. Utilize Epic electronic medical record to document encounters which are integrated in our multispecialty system. Utilize 2 CMA/LPNs for direct...
04.24.2018
Req ID: 26544 Work alongside 3 MDs, 4 NP/PA's to provide excellent medical dermatology care Utilize Epic electronic medical record to document encounters which are integrated in our multispecialty system Utilize 2 CMA/LPNs for direct patient...
04.24.2018
Req ID: 24755 Work alongside 3 MDs, 4 NP/PA's to provide excellent medical dermatology care Utilize Epic electronic medical record to document encounters which are integrated in our multispecialty system Utilize 2 CMA/LPNs for direct patient...
05.18.2018
DERMATOLOGIST Maine Medical Partners is seeking a Board Certified/Board Eligible General Dermatologist to join their Dermatology practice in Portland, Maine. Candidates will be joining a BC dermatologist and an Advanced Practice Provider....
05.18.2018
Education Qualifications: Licensure/Certification Qualifications: PRACTICE SPECIFICS Chance to develop and direct our Dermatology program No call HIGH patient demand, no other Dermatologist in the group Outpatient practice with built in...
  1. Dermatologist Portland, ME MaineHealth
    MAINE COAST DERMATOLOGY Located on the picturesque Maine coastline in Rockport and Belfast, Pen Bay Medical Center & Waldo County General Hospital are seeking a BC/BE Dermatologist to expand the offerings provided by a fellowship trained...
  2. Dermatologist Portland, ME MaineHealth
    Southern Maine Health Care is seeking a Dermatologist Physician for its Biddeford location. Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) is a nationally accredited, award-winning not-for-profit healthcare system offering a comprehensive array of medical...
  3. Dermatologist Rochester, MN Mayo Clinic Campus in Minnesota
    Mayo Clinic Health System in Owatonna, MN, is seeking a Dermatologist to join a busy, growing practice. The ideal physician should be a team player, enjoy working closely with multi-specialty group members and communicate well with colleagues and...
  4. Dermatologist Brockton, MA Signature Healthcare
    Join a practice of well versed Dermatologists caring for patients in the area for over 15 years. Were are looking for a great Dermatologist to enhance our growing specialty practice this is an active practice with a good range of complex/routine...
  5. Pediatric Dermatologist Bangor, ME Eastern Maine Medical Center
    Pediatric Dermatologist Opportunity Eastern Maine Medical Center seeks a pediatric dermatologist to join a hospital-employed, outpatient practice. EMMC Children's Health is located in a newly renovated facility a short drive from our main...
  6. Private Practice Dermatologist Needed in Midwest Liberal, KS Southwest Medical Center
    A 101-bed acute care hospital located in Kansas is seeking a dermatologist to join their medical staff.  You will be supported by well-developed advanced practice providers and a close-knit group of other physicians. This opportunity has...
  7. Dermatologist Rochester, MN Mayo Clinic Campus in Minnesota
    The Department of Dermatology & Skin Care at MCHSMankato is expanding its scope of service with the goal of offering a full range of dermatologic care for both common and rare problems of skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes. Practice...
  8. PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGIST Iowa City, IA University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    The University of Iowa Department of Dermatology is seeking applications for faculty at the Associate (non-track) or Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor levels (clinical, non-tenure; or tenure track) in pediatric dermatology....
  9. FACULTY DERMATOLOGIST Iowa City, IA University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    The University of Iowa Department of Dermatology is seeking applications for faculty at the Associate (non-track) or Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor levels (clinical, non-tenure; or tenure track) in medical dermatology...
  10. Academic Medical Dermatologist Rochester, MN Mayo Clinic Campus in Minnesota
    Mayo Clinic practices cutting-edge, tertiary level dermatologic care in a multi-disciplinary collaborative setting that continues to emphasize the needs of the patients. The successful candidate will join our department of 27 dermatologists, 25...
  11. Dermatologist - Multiple Locations Throughout Metro Minneapolis, MN Allina Health
    Req ID: 24677 Work alongside 3 MDs, 4 NP/PA's to provide excellent medical dermatology care. Utilize Epic electronic medical record to document encounters which are integrated in our multispecialty system. Utilize 2 CMA/LPNs for direct...
  12. Dermatologist - Multiple Locations Throughout Metro Minneapolis, MN Allina Health
    Req ID: 26544 Work alongside 3 MDs, 4 NP/PA's to provide excellent medical dermatology care Utilize Epic electronic medical record to document encounters which are integrated in our multispecialty system Utilize 2 CMA/LPNs for direct patient...
  13. Dermatologist - Multiple Locations Throughout Metro Minneapolis, MN Allina Health
    Req ID: 24755 Work alongside 3 MDs, 4 NP/PA's to provide excellent medical dermatology care Utilize Epic electronic medical record to document encounters which are integrated in our multispecialty system Utilize 2 CMA/LPNs for direct patient...
  14. Physician-Dermatology Portland, ME MaineHealth
    DERMATOLOGIST Maine Medical Partners is seeking a Board Certified/Board Eligible General Dermatologist to join their Dermatology practice in Portland, Maine. Candidates will be joining a BC dermatologist and an Advanced Practice Provider....
  15. PHYSICIAN - Dermatology - Brainerd, MN - 7815BR Duluth, MN Essentia Health
    Education Qualifications: Licensure/Certification Qualifications: PRACTICE SPECIFICS Chance to develop and direct our Dermatology program No call HIGH patient demand, no other Dermatologist in the group Outpatient practice with built in...