Dermatologist Salary and Duties

Before you learn about a Dermatologist salary, you must know who Dermatologists are.

Who is a Dermatologist?

A Dermatologist is a medical professional or medical specialist that diagnoses and proffers treatment to the skin, hair, and nail related diseases and cosmetic disorders.

Education/ Qualification to become a Dermatologist

To be qualified as a dermatologist, you must have earned a medical degree. To be eligible to be a member of the America Board of Dermatology, you must have undergone a training length of four years. The training will include initial medical, transitional, surgical, or pediatric internship and followed by three years of dermatology residency.

A trainee in dermatology can undergo post-residency fellowships in the following fields;

  • Dermatopathology
  • Laser medicine
  • Immunodermatology
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Micrographic surgery

The position of dermatology residency in the United States is competitive over the years.

Notably, some dermatologists have FAAD written after their names which means Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Once you have that acronym to your name, you can practice medicine (having been licensed). It also reflects that such a person has passed the examination given by either the American Board of Dermatology or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Duties/ Responsibilities of a Dermatologist

With sophisticated knowledge in medicine, dermatologist diagnose and treat various skin disorders which includes;

  1. Acne:

Some people experience scarring and pimples leading to low self-esteem

  1. Hair Loss Treatments:

Dermatologists treat conditions of lice in the head and those suffering from natural hair loss.

  1. Nail Disorders:

They treat health problems that damage the skin around and under the nails. Fungal infections can cause damage to the nails.

  1. Psoriasis:

This is a chronic autoimmune disorder. It promotes the growth of skin cells resulting in skin patches which may be purple, red, or silvery.

There are two types of psoriasis which include; rosacea and shingles

  1. Skin Cancer:

Dermatologists treat skin cancer problems like melanoma, carcinoma

Other diseases include;

  1. Warts
  2. Fungal infections and so on

Methods used by a Dermatologist

They use a different range of procedures to manage disorders relating to skin, nails, and hair. These include;

  • Chemical peels
  • Cosmetic injections
  • Laser surgery and so on.

Dermatologist Salary

The salary earnings of Dermatologists in the United States vary from state. It also depends on other factors like experience and location.

Below, you would see the average annual salary of a Dermatologist in some states in the U.S.

States Average Annual Salary
New York 345,261
Massachusetts 341,887
Washington 339,615
New Hampshire 332,693
Hawaii 328,730
Maryland 316,949
Connecticut 316,591
North Dakota 314,628
Alaska 314, 628
Wyoming 314,628
Montana 314, 628
Nevada 314, 628
Idaho 314.628
Nebraska 312,026
Vermont 311,865
Rhoda Island 310,818
California 309,669
Virginia 307,921
Kentucky 301,164
South Dakota 301,029
West Virginia 300,528
New Jersey 300,370
Pennsylvania 298, 464
South Carolina 297,157
Minnesota 296,808
Arizona 296,165
Tennessee 295,843
Delaware 295,729
Colorado 295,461
Oregon 295,389
Ohio 294,095
Wisconsin 293,131
Utah 291,727
Indiana 290,189

 

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