My career By: Aliyah Mulinazzi
$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
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
Be okay with baby death sometimes
Be confortable with everyone
Know what you are doing
Recommended core classes and electives
Anatomy and Physiology
Food and Nutrition
Introduction to Health Care
Safety and First Aid
List 2 helpful electives you can take to prepare for this career.
Introduction to Business
List 2 programs of study that are directly related to this career.