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
04.17.2019
Pen Bay Physicians & Associates Department: MaineHealth Pen Bay Physicians & Associates/Pen Bay Dermatology Std Hrs/Wk: Full Time Shift: Day Shift Full/Part Time: Apply Internal Apply Create Job Alert Add to Cart Job...
04.17.2019
Southern Maine Health Care Department: MaineHealth Southern Maine Health Care/Dermatology Std Hrs/Wk: Full Time Shift: Day Shift Full/Part Time: 40 Apply Internal Apply Create Job Alert Add to Cart Job Details: Southern Maine...
03.25.2019
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
As part of Signature Medical Group in we have a team of Dermatologists caring for patients in the southeastern MA area for over 15 years. As part of Signature Healthcare you join over 150 Physicians practicing across 18 ambulatory offices and our...
04.19.2019
Cambridge Health Alliance is recruiting for a Dermatologist to join our award-winning health system based in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston's metro-north communities. We provide innovative primary, specialty and emergency care to our diverse...
01.03.2019
The Department of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, is seeking an academic medical dermatologist/scholarly clinician to join our growing practice. This candidate should have an interest in complex medical dermatologic care of adult...
12.31.2018
Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares...
04.05.2019
Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares...
01.03.2019
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...
03.22.2019
Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares...
04.17.2019
Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares...
04.19.2019
Education Qualifications: Licensure/Certification Qualifications: DERMATOLOGY Duluth, MN PRACTICE SPECIFICS Join our current team of three Dermatologists and two Nurse Practitioners. We are specifically seeking a General Dermatologist...
04.19.2019
Education Qualifications: Licensure/Certification Qualifications: DERMATOLOGY Virginia, MN PRACTICE SPECIFICS Essentia Health Virginia is seeking a fulltime Dermatologist to join a well-established busy practice. Brand new state of the...
04.17.2019
Maine Medical Partners Department: MaineHealth Maine Medical Partners/Dermatology Std Hrs/Wk: Full Time Shift: Day Shift Full/Part Time: 40 Apply Internal Apply Create Job Alert Add to Cart Job Details: DERMATOLOGIST Maine...
04.19.2019
Education Qualifications: Licensure/Certification Qualifications: DERMATOLOGY Fargo, ND PRACTICE SPECIFICS Seeking one full-time dermatologist to join our team of four Mohs surgery and cosmetic procedures available Multiple devices...
  1. Dermatologist Portland, ME MaineHealth
    Pen Bay Physicians & Associates Department: MaineHealth Pen Bay Physicians & Associates/Pen Bay Dermatology Std Hrs/Wk: Full Time Shift: Day Shift Full/Part Time: Apply Internal Apply Create Job Alert Add to Cart Job...
  2. Dermatologist Portland, ME MaineHealth
    Southern Maine Health Care Department: MaineHealth Southern Maine Health Care/Dermatology Std Hrs/Wk: Full Time Shift: Day Shift Full/Part Time: 40 Apply Internal Apply Create Job Alert Add to Cart Job Details: Southern Maine...
  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
    As part of Signature Medical Group in we have a team of Dermatologists caring for patients in the southeastern MA area for over 15 years. As part of Signature Healthcare you join over 150 Physicians practicing across 18 ambulatory offices and our...
  5. Dermatologist Cambridge, MA Cambridge Health Alliance
    Cambridge Health Alliance is recruiting for a Dermatologist to join our award-winning health system based in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston's metro-north communities. We provide innovative primary, specialty and emergency care to our diverse...
  6. Academic Medical Dermatologist/Scholarly Clinician Rochester, MN Mayo Clinic Campus in Minnesota
    The Department of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, is seeking an academic medical dermatologist/scholarly clinician to join our growing practice. This candidate should have an interest in complex medical dermatologic care of adult...
  7. Dermatologist Minneapolis, MN Allina Health
    Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares...
  8. Dermatologist Minneapolis, MN Allina Health
    Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares...
  9. 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...
  10. Dermatologist - Multiple Locations Throughout Metro Minneapolis, MN Allina Health
    Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares...
  11. Dermatologist - Multiple Locations Throughout Metro Minneapolis, MN Allina Health
    Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares...
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  13. PHYSICIAN - Dermatology - Virginia, MN - 14059BR Duluth, MN Essentia Health
    Education Qualifications: Licensure/Certification Qualifications: DERMATOLOGY Virginia, MN PRACTICE SPECIFICS Essentia Health Virginia is seeking a fulltime Dermatologist to join a well-established busy practice. Brand new state of the...
  14. Physician-Dermatology Portland, ME MaineHealth
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  15. PHYSICIAN - Dermatology - Fargo, ND - 17605BR Fargo, ND Essentia Health-Fargo
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