Endocrinologists


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Endocrinologists

Introduction

Endocrinologists are medical doctors who specialize in treating disorders of the endocrine system. The endocrine system is a network of glands in the body that secrete hormones into the bloodstream. Among other things, hormones control growth, reproduction, metabolism, and blood sugar levels. Thus, endocrinologists treat a wide variety of conditions. Although endocrinologists may be nurses, physiologists, and educators (to name just a few), this article will focus on endocrinologists as a physician specialty. There are about <...

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Median Salary

$212,000

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Medical Degree


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Experience

Residency, fellowship


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Skills

Interpersonal


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Personality Traits

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Earnings

Endocrinologists earned median annual salaries of $212,000 in 2018, according to Medscape, a medical informatics firm. Self-employed endocrinologists (which comprised 73 percent of endocrinology physicians who were surveyed) earned average salaries of $224,000, while those who worked as salaried employees earned $209,000. 

Earning for ranged from $199,950 and $267,026 in November 2019, a...

Work Environment

The offices and examining rooms of most physicians are well equipped, attractive, well lighted, and well ventilated. There is usually at least one nurse-receptionist on the physician's staff, and there may be several nurses, a laboratory technician, one or more secretaries, a bookkeeper, or receptionist.

Physicians usually see patients by appointments that are scheduled according to indi...

Outlook

Employment of physicians in all fields is expected to grow faster than the average for all careers from 2018 to 2028, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook. Endocrinologists should have good job opportunities in the next several years. They are increasingly becoming the primary care physicians of patients with lifelong disorders such as diabetes and thyroid condit...

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