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  • What type of work do people in this career perform?
  • A neurologist is a medical doctor who specializes in treating diseases that affect the human nervous system. It is a very prestigious and difficult medical specialty due to the complexity of the nervous system, which consists of the brain, the spinal cord and the peripheral nerves.
  • 3 related careers.
  • - neuroanatomist -neuropsychologist - technician
  • A Neurologist usually gets a wage ranging from 144,000 - 216,000 depending on their seniority levels. Neurologists will normally get wages of $187,400 on an annual basis.
  • What is the current salary of this occupation?
  • Neurologists can get the best pay in Minnesota, where they can earn average pay scales of near $218,180. This group of people are compensated most highly in Finance and Insurance, which has an average salary rate of $207,270.
  • This job is amazing!
  • What are the working conditions? Inside/Outside? Office/Plant/Lab?
  • Neurologist usually work inside a hospital and maybe in their know private settings.
  • Neurologists may work in hospitals, clinics or universities treating patients, conducting research or teaching students. They are experts at the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders, including stroke, dementia and neuromuscular diseases.
  • What are the major job responsibilities?
  • Neurology is great!
  • This job is in recent demand!
  • Is there a demand for this job in the future?
  • Employment of physicians and surgeons is projected to grow 18 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Job growth will occur because of the continued expansion of healthcare-related industries.
  • Education to Become a Neurologist: -Four years of pre-medical education in college or university -Four years of medical school resulting in an M.D. or D.O. degree (doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy degree) -One year internship in either internal medicine or medicine/surgery -At least 3 years of specialty training in an accredited neurology residency program Many neurologists also have additional training or interest in one area of neurology, such as stroke, neuromuscular, movement disorders and a few others.
  • What kind of education is needed for this type of work?
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