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Obstetricians and Gynecologists - 29-1064.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Physicians who provide medical care related to pregnancy or childbirth and those who diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases of women, particularly those affecting the reproductive system. May also provide general medical care to women.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Attending Physician
  • Gynecologist
  • Medical Doctor (MD)
  • OB/GYN (Obstetrician / Gynecologist)
  • OB/GYN Physician (Obstetrics and Gynecology Physician)
  • Obstetrician/Gynecologist (OB/GYN)
  • Obstetrics Gynecology MD (OB/GYN MD)
  • Obstetrics Gynecology Physician (OB/GYN Physician)
  • Physician
  • Physician Gynecologist

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Advise patients and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.
  • Analyze records, reports, test results, or examination information to diagnose medical condition of patient.
  • Care for and treat women during prenatal, natal, and postnatal periods.
  • Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical histories, reports, or examination results.
  • Conduct research to develop or test medications, treatments, or procedures to prevent or control disease or injury.
  • Consult with or provide consulting services to other physicians.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, students, assistants, specialists, therapists, and other medical staff.
  • Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients.
  • Monitor patients' conditions and progress and reevaluate treatments as necessary.
  • Perform cesarean sections or other surgical procedures as needed to preserve patients' health and deliver babies safely.
  • Plan, implement, or administer health programs in hospitals, businesses, or communities for prevention and treatment of injuries or illnesses.
  • Prepare government and organizational reports on birth, death, and disease statistics, workforce evaluations, or the medical status of individuals.
  • Prescribe or administer therapy, medication, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury.
  • Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioner when necessary.
  • Treat diseases of female organs.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer non-intravenous medications.
  • Advise communities or institutions regarding health or safety issues.
  • Advise medical personnel regarding healthcare issues.
  • Analyze test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment.
  • Care for women during pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals.
  • Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.
  • Design public or employee health programs.
  • Direct healthcare delivery programs.
  • Explain medical procedures or test results to patients or family members.
  • Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
  • Operate on patients to treat conditions.
  • Prepare official health documents or records.
  • Prescribe medications.
  • Prescribe treatments or therapies.
  • Provide health and wellness advice to patients, program participants, or caregivers.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
  • Supervise patient care personnel.
  • Treat chronic diseases or disorders.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Obstetrician and Gynecologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Obstetrician and Gynecologist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Endocrinology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Maternal-Fetal Medicine (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Minimally-Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Oncology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Pathology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Urognyecology/Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Urogynecology/Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Obstetrician-Gynecologist (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology, General (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology, Subspecialty (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Biomechanical (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Gynecologist
  • Obstetrician