Endocrine Diseases

Three diseases involving the endocrine system

Addisons Disease

What is it?
Addison disease is a disorder that occurs when the adrenal glands do not produce enough of their hormones.
Name of career to specialize in this disease?
Being an endocrinologist
College degrees you must have to be in this career?
Earn a Bachelor's Degree
Complete a Medical School Program
Obtain License
Complete Residency Training
Gain Board Certification in Internal Medicine
What colleges can you attend?
University of California at Berkeley
University of Wisconsin
Name 3 activities of interest to you that someone in this career does on a regular basis.
They treat conditions of the endocrine system.
Take blood
Give shots to patients to balance their hormone levels.
Skills you need to be successful in this career.
You need to have the proper education and knowledge of the endocrine system
Be able to recognize hormone levels and what they should be
What skill is the most important and why?
Both are equally important because without either of them you wouldn't be able to help your patients or be a successful endocrinologist
Annual Income?
$180,000

Diabetes

What is it?
Diabetes is a condition in which the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or the body does not effectively use the insulin it does produce. Insulin helps the body convert sugars and starches into necessary energy.
Name of career to specialize in this disease?
Nurse practitioner
College degrees you must have to be in this career?
In order to become a nurse practitioner, students with a high school diploma usually study for a Registered Nurse certification, or for a degree in nursing.
What colleges can you attend?
Michigan State University
Brigham Young University
University of Southern California
Name 3 activities of interest to you that someone in this career does on a regular basis.
They do paperwork, write referrals, review records, check messages, call back pts to answer questions. Help Patients
Skills you need to be successful in this career.
Organization, Good Communication skills, Caring personality
What skill is the most important and why?
All are very important but having good communication is most important because without good communication skills you couldn't be successful and really help your patients.
Annual Income?
Average: $95,000

Osteoporosis

What is it?
Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become fragile and more likely to break. This is common in both men and women.
Name of career to specialize in this disease?
Endocrinologists, rheumatologists, geriatricians, and internists are just a few of the doctors who are likely to specialize in the care of people with osteoporosis.
College degrees you must have to be in this career?
Master's degrees in this field, have taken graduate programs in geriatric care management, have taken a fellowship program specializing in geriatric care.
What colleges can you attend?
John Hopkins University
Harvard University
Duke University
Name 3 activities of interest to you that someone in this career does on a regular basis.
Interact with patients, do paperwork, diagnose patients
Skills you need to be successful in this career.
Organization, Good Communication skills
What skill is the most important and why?
Both are important but having good communication is most important because without good communication skills you couldn't be successful and really help your patients.
Annual Income?
$100,000