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;
- Laser medicine
- 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;
Some people experience scarring and pimples leading to low self-esteem
Hair Loss Treatments:
Dermatologists treat conditions of lice in the head and those suffering from natural hair loss.
They treat health problems that damage the skin around and under the nails. Fungal infections can cause damage to the nails.
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
Dermatologists treat skin cancer problems like melanoma, carcinoma
Other diseases include;
- 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.
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.
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