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Dermatologist Job Description

A dermatologist is a medical doctor who deals with the skin and diseases affecting the skin. Dermatologists diagnose and treat skin diseases such as skin cancer, eczema, acne, alopecia, hair loss, and nail infections, and help patients improve the appearance of their skin by removing wrinkles, age spots, and other signs of aging. They also test and evaluate the quality of skincare products to approve them for licensing.

What does a Dermatologist do?

Dermatologists may do some or all of the following:


Working Conditions

Their working conditions are similar to those of other medical doctors, but in general, they enjoy lesser working hours compared to other mainstream doctors.

What is Required to Become a Dermatologist?

Dermatology is a specialty field in medicine. You will be required to be a licensed medical doctor, before advancing to become a dermatologist.

To become a dermatologist, It will take anywhere from 9-10 years of schooling, as you will need to obtain a bachelor’s degree from a medical school, complete an internship program, and then complete a residency program of up to 4 years in dermatology.



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