Projected Growth: Faster than average
Projected Job Openings
Extensive Preparation Needed
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.
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.
Engage in self-directed learning and continuing education activities.
Perform allergen provocation tests such as nasal, conjunctival, bronchial, oral, food, or medication challenges.
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.
Ultrasound imaging scanners
Phototherapy unitsAll Tools
Peak flow meters
Oxygen delivery concentrators
Medical suction pumps
Laser scanning confocal microscopes
Intravenous IV infusion pumps
Intravenous IV equipment
Flow cytometry equipment
Electrocardiography EKG machines
Digital medical thermometers
Automated external defibrillators AED
Automatic Data Processing AdvancedMD EHR
Benchmark Systems Benchmark Clinical EHR
Bizmatics PrognoCIS EMR
Cerner PowerWorks Practice ManagementAll Technologies
Crowell Systems Medformix
eClinicalWorks Practice Management
Electronic Medical Records and Electronic Health Records Software IMS for Allergists
Epic Practice Management
GE Healthcare Centricity Practice Solution
GraphPad Software GraphPad Prism
Greenway Medical Technologies PrimeSUITE
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
Vitera Healthcare Solutions Vitera Intergy
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
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.
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Teaching others how to do something.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Actively looking for ways to help people.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression
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 › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Problem Sensitivity
Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension
Combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Inductive Reasoning
Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension
Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Deductive Reasoning
Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Expression