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Diagnose, treat, and help prevent allergic diseases and disease processes affecting the immune system.
 Tools & Technology
 Tools used in this occupation:
 
  • Scanning light or spinning disk or laser scanning microscopes
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  • Immunology analyzers
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  • Microbiology analyzers
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  • Medical suction or vacuum appliances
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  • Medical syringe with needle
  •  Technology used in this occupation:
     
  • Medical software
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  • Analytical or scientific software
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  • Spreadsheet software
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  • Presentation software
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  • Office suite software
  •  Tasks
     
  • Present research findings at national meetings or in peer-reviewed journals.
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  • Engage in self-directed learning and continuing education activities.
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  • Document patients' medical histories.
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  • Conduct laboratory or clinical research on allergy or immunology topics.
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  • Provide allergy or immunology consultation or education to physicians or other health care providers.
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  • Prescribe medication such as antihistamines, antibiotics, and nasal, oral, topical, or inhaled glucocorticosteroids.
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  • Conduct physical examinations of patients.
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  • Order or perform diagnostic tests such as skin pricks and intradermal, patch, or delayed hypersensitivity tests.
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  • Educate patients about diagnoses, prognoses, or treatments.
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  • Interpret diagnostic test results to make appropriate differential diagnoses.
  •  Skills
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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  • 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.
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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
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  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
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  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
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  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
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  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  •  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.
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  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
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  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
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  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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     Education & Training
      Education:   Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
      Related Experience:   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.
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     Wage Information
     
    Region Average Entry Level  Mid-Range 
    Annual  Hourly 
    Statewide $205,150.00 $98.63  $41.96  N/A - N/A 
    Bridgeport/Stamford $195,561.00 $94.02  $36.73  N/A - N/A 
    Danbury $214,578.00 $103.17  $39.27  N/A - N/A 
    Hartford $186,619.00 $89.72  $29.17  N/A - N/A 
    New Haven $226,649.00 $108.96  $70.21  N/A - N/A 
    New London/Norwich $216,867.00 $104.26  $69.01  N/A - N/A 
    Waterbury $240,178.00 $115.47  $59.50  N/A - N/A 
    Torrington $203,014.00 $97.61  $37.24  N/A - N/A 
     Occupation Outlook ( 2014 - 2024 )
    Average Annual Job Openings:   271
      Employment in this occupation is expected to grow faster than average, and the number of annual openings will offer excellent job opportunities.
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