Pathologists


Diagnose presence and stage of diseases using laboratory techniques and patient specimens. Study the nature, cause, and development of diseases. May perform autopsies.
Also called: Anatomic Pathologist, Attending Pathologist, Pathologist, Pathology Laboratory Director

Knowledge:

    Health
  • medicine and dentistry
    Math and Science
  • biology
  • chemistry
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Business
  • management

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
    Memory
  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Integrity
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Independence

Technology:

    Medical software
  • CPSI CPSI System
  • MEDITECH Anatomical Pathology
    Accounting software
  • Cerner Millennium ProFit
  • Healthvision MediAR
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    post-doctoral training
    doctoral degree
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