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29-1064.00 - Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Physicians who provide medical care related to pregnancy or childbirth and those who diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases of women, particularly those affecting the reproductive system. May also provide general medical care to women.
Sample of reported job titles: Attending Physician, Gynecologist, Medical Doctor (MD), OB/GYN (Obstetrician / Gynecologist), OB/GYN Physician (Obstetrics and Gynecology Physician), Obstetrician/Gynecologist (OB/GYN), Obstetrics Gynecology MD (OB/GYN MD), Obstetrics Gynecology Physician (OB/GYN Physician), Physician, Physician Gynecologist
Tasks | Technology Skills | Tools Used | Knowledge | Skills | Abilities | Work Activities | Detailed Work Activities | Work Context | Job Zone | Education | Credentials | Interests | Work Styles | Work Values | Related Occupations | Wages & Employment | Job Openings | Additional Information
- Calendar and scheduling software — Scheduling software
- Electronic mail software — Email software
- Internet browser software — Web browser software
- Medical software — AS Software AS-OBGYN; Computer Systems Company R4 ACERT; Medical procedure coding software ; MEDITECH software (see all 15 examples)
- Office suite software — Microsoft Office
- Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
- Word processing software
Hot Technology — a technology requirement frequently included in employer job postings.
- Abdominal retractors — Richardson retractors
- Acute care fetal or maternal monitoring units or accessories — Fetal monitors
- Automated external defibrillators AED or hard paddles — Automated external defibrillators AED
- Bandage scissors or its supplies — Bandage scissors
- Blood collection syringes
- Cervical retractors
- Clinical incubators or infant warmers — Infant warmers
- Colposcopes or vaginoscopes or accessories — Colposcopes
- Cryosurgery equipment or accessories — Cryosurgical units
- Desktop computers
- Electrocardiography EKG units — Electrocardiography EKG machines
- Electronic blood pressure units
- Electronic stethoscopes or accessories — Electronic stethoscopes
- Electrosurgical or electrocautery equipment — Bipolar electrosurgical forceps; Cauterizing equipment; Electrosurgery units
- Fetal or gynecological ultrasound or echo units — Fetal doppler units
- Infant scales — Baby scales
- Intrauterine catheters or catheterization kits — Intrauterine catheters
- Intravenous tubing with catheter administration kits — Intravenous IV equipment
- Intubation forceps — Magill forceps
- Lap mayo trays or mayo stands for surgical use or accessories — Mayo stands
- Laparoscopes or laparoscopic telescopes — Laparascopes
- Laryngoscopes or accessories — Laryngoscopes
- Medical acoustic stethoscope or accessory — Mechanical stethoscopes
- Medical oxygen masks or parts — Infant oxygen masks; Neonatal airways; Patient airways
- Medical staff isolation or surgical masks — Medical masks; Protective face shields
- Medical staple or clip removers — Surgical staple removers
- Medical stapler for internal use — Medical staplers
- Medical ultrasound bone densitometers — Ultrasound bone density scanners
- Medical ultrasound or doppler or pulse echo or echography units for general diagnostic use — Ultrasound imaging scanners
- Mercury blood pressure units — Manual blood pressure units
- Microscope slides
- Notebook computers — Laptop computers
- Ophthalmoscopes or otoscopes or scope sets — Ophthalmoscopes; Otoscopes
- Oxygen therapy delivery system products accessories or its supplies — Oxygen administration equipment
- Personal computers
- Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers — Personal digital assistants PDA
- Pulse oximeter units — Pulse oximeters
- Reflex hammers or mallets — Neurological hammers
- Specimen collection container — Laboratory specimen containers
- Surgical calipers or rulers — Pelvimeters
- Surgical clamps or clips or forceps or accessories — Placenta forceps; Serrefine clamps; Sponge forceps; Tissue forceps (see all 18 examples)
- Surgical curettes or loops — Uterine curettes
- Surgical depressors — Uterine depressors
- Surgical dilators or accessories — Uterine dilators
- Surgical drapes
- Surgical gloves
- Surgical lasers or accessories — Medical lasers
- Surgical manipulating instruments — Uterine manipulators
- Surgical microscopes or loops or magnifiers or accessories — Surgical microscopes
- Surgical needle holders for general use — Curved needle holders; Straight needle holders
- Surgical power equipment sets or accessories — Surgical robots
- Surgical probes or directors — Surgical probes
- Surgical scalpels or knives or blades or trephines or accessories — Surgical scalpels
- Surgical scissors — Episiotomy scissors; Mayo scissors; Microscissors; Uterine scissors (see all 6 examples)
- Surgical sounds — Uterine sounds
- Surgical suction machines or vacuum extractors or ultrasonic surgical aspirators or regulators or accessories — Suction machines; Vacuum extractors
- Suture needles
- Suture removers — Suture scissors
- Tablet computers
- Uterine devices or accessories — Hysteroscopes
- Uterine retractors
- Vacuum blood collection tubes or containers — Evacuated blood collection tubes
- Vaginal exam specula
- Vaginal ultrasound or echo probes or accessories — Vaginal ultrasound probes
- Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals.
- Record patient medical histories.
- Care for women during pregnancy and childbirth.
- Treat chronic diseases or disorders.
- Administer non-intravenous medications.
- Prescribe medications.
- Prescribe treatments or therapies.
- Operate on patients to treat conditions.
- Analyze test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment.
- Explain medical procedures or test results to patients or family members.
- Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
- Advise communities or institutions regarding health or safety issues.
- Provide health and wellness advice to patients, program participants, or caregivers.
- Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
- Supervise patient care personnel.
- Advise medical personnel regarding healthcare issues.
- Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
- Design public or employee health programs.
- Direct healthcare delivery programs.
- Prepare official health documents or records.
- Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.
|Title||Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed|
|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.|
|Job Training||Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.|
|Job Zone Examples||These occupations often involve coordinating, training, supervising, or managing the activities of others to accomplish goals. Very advanced communication and organizational skills are required. Examples include librarians, lawyers, astronomers, biologists, clergy, surgeons, and veterinarians.|
|SVP Range||(8.0 and above)|
Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
|25-1071.00||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary|
|29-1062.00||Family and General Practitioners|
|29-1067.00||Surgeons Bright Outlook|
|29-1069.09||Preventive Medicine Physicians|
Wages & Employment Trends
|Median wages (2017)||$100.00+ hourly, $208,000+ annual|
|Employment (2016)||22,000 employees|
|Projected growth (2016-2026)||Much faster than average (15% or higher)|
|Projected job openings (2016-2026)||900|
|Top industries (2016)||
Health Care and Social Assistance (91% employed in this sector)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2016-2026). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.
Job Openings on the Web
Sources of Additional Information
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- AAGL Advancing Minimally Invasive Gynecology Worldwide
- Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
- American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
- American Medical Association
- American Medical Women's Association
- American Osteopathic Association
- American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
- American Society for Reproductive Medicine
- Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
- Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- North American Menopause Society
- Occupational Outlook Handbook: Physicians and surgeons
- Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine