Allergists

Health Science > Therapeutic Services

Projected Growth: Faster than average

16500+
Projected Job Openings

Extensive Preparation Needed

Job Description

Your job is to Diagnose, treat, and help prevent allergic diseases and disease processes affecting the immune system.

Common job titles of Allergists include:
.

Experience and Education

Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.

  • 77.75% said they needed a Post-Doctoral Training.

  • 12.81% said they needed a Doctoral Degree.

Essential Tasks

    Coordinate the care of patients with other health care professionals or support staff.

    Assess the risks and benefits of therapies for allergic and immunologic disorders.

    Document patients' medical histories.

    Educate patients about diagnoses, prognoses, or treatments.

    Conduct physical examinations of patients.

    Provide therapies, such as allergen immunotherapy or immunoglobin therapy, to treat immune conditions.

    Develop individualized treatment plans for patients, considering patient preferences, clinical data, or the risks and benefits of therapies.

    Order or perform diagnostic tests such as skin pricks and intradermal, patch, or delayed hypersensitivity tests.

    Diagnose or treat allergic or immunologic conditions.

    Interpret diagnostic test results to make appropriate differential diagnoses.

    Prescribe medication such as antihistamines, antibiotics, and nasal, oral, topical, or inhaled glucocorticosteroids.


Regular Tasks

    Engage in self-directed learning and continuing education activities.

    Perform allergen provocation tests such as nasal, conjunctival, bronchial, oral, food, or medication challenges.


Occasional Tasks

    Provide allergy or immunology consultation or education to physicians or other health care providers.

    Conduct laboratory or clinical research on allergy or immunology topics.

    Present research findings at national meetings or in peer-reviewed journals.

Tools

Ultrasound imaging scanners

Tablet computers

Surgical scissors

Sphygmomanometers

Pulse oximeters

Portable nebulizers

Phototherapy units

All Tools

Peak flow meters

Oxygen delivery concentrators

Oxygen cylinders

Otoscopes

Ophthalmoscopes

Medical suction pumps

Mechanical stethoscopes

Magill forceps

Laser scanning confocal microscopes

Laryngoscopes

Intravenous IV infusion pumps

Intravenous IV equipment

Immunoassay analyzers

Hypodermic syringes

Flow cytometry equipment

Electrocardiography EKG machines

Digital spirometers

Digital medical thermometers

Desktop computers

Automated external defibrillators AED

Technologies

Allscripts PM

athenahealth athenaCollector

Automatic Data Processing AdvancedMD EHR

Benchmark Systems Benchmark Clinical EHR

Bizmatics PrognoCIS EMR

CareCloud Central

Cerner PowerWorks Practice Management

All Technologies

Crowell Systems Medformix

eClinicalWorks Practice Management

Electronic Medical Records and Electronic Health Records Software IMS for Allergists

Epic Practice Management

FlowJo

GalacTek ECLIPSE

GE Healthcare Centricity Practice Solution

GraphPad Software GraphPad Prism

Greenway Medical Technologies PrimeSUITE

HealthFusion MediTouch

IOS Health Systems Medios EHR

Kareo Practice Management

McKesson Practice Plus

Meditab Software AllergyEHR

Microscope imaging software

Modernizing Medicine Practice Management

ModuleMD Allergy Module

Molecular Devices Softmax Pro

Mountainside Software Allergy Lab

NextGen Healthcare NextGen Practice Management

Rosch Visionary Systems Visionary Allergy Tracker

simplifyMD

Vitera Healthcare Solutions Vitera Intergy

WRSHealth EMR

Skills

Reading Comprehension

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Active Listening

Giving 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.

Speaking

Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Critical Thinking

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

Monitoring

Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Judgment and Decision Making

Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Writing

Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Active Learning

Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Complex Problem Solving

Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Social Perceptiveness

Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Science

Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

Instructing

Teaching others how to do something.

Time Management

Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Learning Strategies

Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

Service Orientation

Actively looking for ways to help people.

Coordination

Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Systems Evaluation

Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

Persuasion

Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

Systems Analysis

Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

Abilities

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression

Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Problem Sensitivity

Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension

Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Inductive Reasoning

Combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension

Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Deductive Reasoning

Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Expression

Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

Knowledge

Medicine and Dentistry

Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

Biology

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

English Language

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Psychology

Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

Administration and Management

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

Education and Training

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Therapy and Counseling

Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.

Personnel and Human Resources

Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

Mathematics

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Economics and Accounting

Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.

Public Safety and Security

Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

Chemistry

Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.

Real People, Real Stories


Would you look at that! Unfortunately, we don't seem to have any real life stories related to Allergists.

Perhaps you'd like to be the first? If so, let's talk about featuring your story!