|Overview:||Gynecologists diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of female urinary, genital, reproductive and rectal organs. They perform annual checkups and prescribe medications, diets, exercise and hygiene practices for a woman's lifestages. They also advise patients in fertility practices.|
|Duties:||They conduct medical examinations and diagnoses health disorders for female patients. Specialize in health problems dealing with female reproductive, urinary and genital organs.
They prescribe medication and diet for females depending upon their specific health status and problems. They recommend exercise programs to improve body tone and cardiological functioning.
Educate their patients about the kind of symptoms they should be most alert about depending upon their age and the precautions they must take to avoid female disorders.
They advise patients about their fertility by conducting laboratory tests and physical examinations. Treat patients to increase their fertility.
|Degree(s):||A.S. Health Sciences
A.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science)
|Job Outlook:||Employment in this field is projected to grow 14% or higher from 2014 to 2024, which is much faster than the average projected growth for all occupations.|
|Starting Salary:||The average annual starting salary in HMO's, clinics and medical group offices is about $130,000 per year. Experienced gynecologists can earn over $300,000 per year.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$115,000 to $130,000|
|Education Level:||This occupation generally requires an advanced degree (e.g. Ph.D.). The typical commitment is a minimum of 3 years of study beyond a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree.|
|Additional Training/Education:||All states require gynecologists to be licensed. Licensing involves graduation from a medical school (usually 4 years), passing an examination, and up to 7 years of "residency" graduate medical training in gynecology. The minimum educational requirement for acceptance to most medical schools is 3 years of college study.|
* National data collected by the Department of Labor in 2014 with projections through 2024. For New York green job information .
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreementswith other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.