Q&A: What types of jobs are there in the medical profession?

Question by Chandler Bing.: What types of jobs are there in the medical profession?
I have to start choosing a career path and I have NO idea.
I like medical stuff, though I don’t know what subjects to choose etc.

I got like, 80% in Chem (a test)
and we haven’t done a human bio section yet

But we have a career link day soon.

But what types of areas are there to specialise in?

Eg. Oncology, Immunology etc 🙂

Please help me? Thankyou very much.

Best answer:

Answer by Craig M
Nursing is one of the better paying jobs and there are many different levels.

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One Response to “Q&A: What types of jobs are there in the medical profession?”

  1. mtwaites says:

    I will provide different fields and industries. Usually these will be for doctors and/or nurses (registered).

    Allergy– work with people who have allergies and other problems
    Anaesthesiology — administers sedatives and other medicines before procedures.
    Anatomy — studies the structures of the body.
    Audiology — hearing tests and other disorders
    Bacteriology — study of bacterias
    Biomedical — research about bacteria and viruses
    Biochemistry — molecular structures of various disorders
    Cardiology — disorders and functions of the heart and circulatory systems
    Clinical Research — research for new clinical methods
    Critical Care — works with people in ICU
    Cytology — study of the cells within the body
    Dentistry — works with patients on Oral disorders and care
    Dermatology — works with people on skin disorders
    Emergency Medicine — a whole variety of conditions coming in.
    Embryology — deals with patients who are in early stages of pregnancy
    Epidemiology — researches about flus and other diseases
    Endocrinology– works with patients who have hormone problems
    Endontology — works with patients who have oral disorders
    Fertility — helps with patients who need information on fertility
    Gastroenterology — works with patients who have stomach and intestine problems.
    Genetics — helps to detect genetic disorders
    Geriatrics — works with older patients and their disorders
    General Practitioner — a whole hodge podge of conditions
    Gynecology — female reproductive system and problems associated
    Hematology — blood problems and working with blood
    Hepatology — works with patients who have liver problems
    Histology — works with patients with tissue problems
    Immunology — works with patients who have immunity problems
    Infectious Diseases — works with patients who have viruses or bacteria
    Internist– works with problems inside the body
    Industrial Medicine — works with problems at the work place
    Medicine — whole hodge podge of conditions
    Medical Technology — looks at improving technology within medicine
    Microbiology — works with blood work, and with other conditions
    Neonatology — works with patients who have new borns.
    Nephrology — works with patients who have kidney problems
    Neurology — works with patients who have nervous system issues
    Nuclear Medicine — works with dyes to examine patient conditions
    Nutrition — works with patients who need help with their diet
    Ophthalmology — works with patients who have eye diseases.
    Oncology — works with patients who have cancer.
    Orthopedics — works with patients who have bone disorders
    Obstetrics — deals with patients who are pregnant
    Otolaryngology — deals with patients who have issues with ear throat and nose
    Palliative Care — works with patients who are at the end of their life.
    Pathology — works with patients who have diseases.
    Pharmacology– deals with drugs and coming up with new drugs
    Physical Medicine– deals with rehabilitation in patients
    Pain Management — deals with patients who have pain
    Physiology — deals with the movement and functioning of the patient
    Psychology — deals with the mind. cannot prescribe
    Pediatrics — deals with children
    Podiatry — deals with the feet
    Periorthodontics — deals with the mouth and surrounding organs
    Psychiatry — medical doctor in the mind can prescribe
    Pulmonology — deals with conditions of the lungs
    Public Health — deals with things like immunizations etc.
    Radiology — deals with x-rays, ct scans, barium enemas, ultrasounds
    Respirology — deals with the lungs and surrounding areas
    Reproductive Medicine– deals with female and male system
    Rheumatology — deals with arthritic patients
    Sleep Medicine — deals with sleep disorders
    Sports Medicine — deals with sports and how to help patients with sports related injuries.
    Surgery — deals with fixing patients who are hurt or ill.
    Toxicology — deals with toxins in the body.
    Travel Medicine — vaccinations and other shots for travelling
    Urgent Care — ICU medicine and other high risk patients
    Urology — deals with the male system and urinary system
    Veterinary Medicine — deals with conditions in animals
    Wilderness Medicine — deals with conditions that you can get in the wilderness.

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