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Major Job Responsibilities
An immunologist’s typical workday depends on where they work or what they do.
- Immunologists employed by universities do research to know more about the immune system. They can also work as teachers to teach students about immunology.
- Immunologists in biotechnology, the use of living organisms to make new technology, generally work with other scientists to produce new products or improve existing ones.
- Veterinary immunologists research better ways of improving animal healthcare by preventing disease, and providing treatment for animals fighting infections.
- At least 4 years of medical school
- Three years of primary care pediatric residency training
- At least 2 to 3 more years of study in an allergy and immunology program
- Certification from the American Board of Allergy and Immunology
The demand for immunologists should be a lot between 2010 and 2020. According to a report from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the United States will face a shortage of allergy and immunology specialists by 2020. While with the number of immunologists is expected to decrease by 7 percent from 2006 to 2020, the actual demand for immunologists is expected to increase by 35 percent.