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Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Provide medical care related to pregnancy or childbirth. Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases of women, particularly those affecting the reproductive system. May also provide general care to women. May perform both medical and gynecological surgery functions.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical histories, reports, or examination results.
    • Care for and treat women during prenatal, natal, and postnatal periods.
    • Treat diseases of female organs.
    • Prescribe or administer therapy, medication, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury.
    • Perform cesarean sections or other surgical procedures as needed to preserve patients' health and deliver babies safely.
    • Analyze records, reports, test results, or examination information to diagnose medical condition of patient.
    • Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients.
    • Monitor patients' conditions and progress and reevaluate treatments as necessary.
    • Advise patients and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.
    • Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioner when necessary.
    • Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, students, assistants, specialists, therapists, and other medical staff.
    • Consult with or provide consulting services to other physicians.
    • Plan, implement, or administer health programs in hospitals, businesses, or communities for prevention and treatment of injuries or illnesses.
    • Prepare government and organizational reports on birth, death, and disease statistics, workforce evaluations, or the medical status of individuals.
    • Conduct research to develop or test medications, treatments, or procedures to prevent or control disease or injury.

    Skills

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • 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.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    N/A
    Workplace Documents
    N/A
    Graphic Literacy
    N/A

    Abilities

    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    • Inductive Reasoning

      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    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.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Biology

      Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 208,000+/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 100+/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed Not Available
    • Yearly Projected Openings Not Available

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Investigative: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Integrity
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Concern for Others
    • Achievement/Effort

    Tools

    • Surgical scissors
    • Surgical clamps or clips or forceps or accessories
    • Medical staff isolation or surgical masks
    • Medical oxygen masks or parts
    • Electrosurgical or electrocautery equipment

    Technology

    • Office suite software
    • Medical software
    • Internet browser software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Calendar and scheduling software
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