OB/GYN

My career By: Aliyah Mulinazzi

Daily Activities

Deliver babies

Yearly Wages

$214,750 per year (national)


Preparation and / or training

An obstetrician or gynecologist typically needs to:

  • have a high school diploma or equivalent

  • have a bachelor’s degree

  • graduate from medical school

  • complete an internship

  • pass a state licensing exam

  • complete a residency program in obstetrics and gynecology

  • pass additional exams to become board certified

Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, obstetricians and gynecologists:

  • Have a high level of social interaction. They constantly talk with patients, nurses, and other medical staff.

  • Always work indoors in clinics and hospitals.

  • Must be very exact in their work and be sure all details are complete. Errors or omissions could seriously endanger the health and safety of patients.

  • Usually work more than 40 hours per week.

5 skills you need for this job

Need to be good with people

Be okay with baby death sometimes

Be confortable with everyone

Be suppoort

Know what you are doing

Recommended core classes and electives

  1. Anatomy and Physiology

  2. Computer Applications

  3. Food and Nutrition

  4. Foreign Language

  5. Introduction to Health Care

  6. Nursing

  7. Safety and First Aid

  8. List 2 helpful electives you can take to prepare for this career.

  9. Accounting

  10. Entrepreneurship

  11. Introduction to Business

  12. List 2 programs of study that are directly related to this career.

Being an OB/GYN
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