By: Kylee Burns

Daily Activities

Focus on women's health, including pregnancy, birth, and general well-being.

working conditions

  • 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.

Yearly wages

An OBGYN makes around $214,750 per year.

Preperation and Training

  • 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

6 important skills and abilities needed

  • Communicate
  • Reason and Problem solve
  • Use Math and Science
  • Manage oneself, People, Time, and Things
  • Work with People
  • Perceive and Visualize

Recommended elective classes

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Computer Applications
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Foreign Language
  • Introduction to Health Care
  • Nursing
  • Safety and First Aid

Recommended core classes

Math and Science
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