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Allergists and Immunologists - 29-1069.01

O*NET-SOC Description

Diagnose, treat, and help prevent allergic diseases and disease processes affecting the immune system.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Allergist
  • Allergist/Immunologist
  • Allergist/Immunologist, Physician
  • Allergist/MD
  • Allergist/Pediatric Pulmonologist
  • Allergy and Immunology Specialist
  • Allergy Physician
  • MD Pediatric Allergist
  • Physician
  • Physician, Owner of Independent Medical Practice

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

No information available.

Tasks

  • Assess the risks and benefits of therapies for allergic and immunologic disorders.
  • Conduct laboratory or clinical research on allergy or immunology topics.
  • Conduct physical examinations of patients.
  • Coordinate the care of patients with other health care professionals or support staff.
  • Develop individualized treatment plans for patients, considering patient preferences, clinical data, or the risks and benefits of therapies.
  • Diagnose or treat allergic or immunologic conditions.
  • Document patients' medical histories.
  • Educate patients about diagnoses, prognoses, or treatments.
  • Engage in self-directed learning and continuing education activities.
  • Interpret diagnostic test results to make appropriate differential diagnoses.
  • Order or perform diagnostic tests such as skin pricks and intradermal, patch, or delayed hypersensitivity tests.
  • Perform allergen provocation tests such as nasal, conjunctival, bronchial, oral, food, or medication challenges.
  • Prescribe medication such as antihistamines, antibiotics, and nasal, oral, topical, or inhaled glucocorticosteroids.
  • Present research findings at national meetings or in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Provide allergy or immunology consultation or education to physicians or other health care providers.
  • Provide therapies, such as allergen immunotherapy or immunoglobin therapy, to treat immune conditions.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise medical personnel regarding healthcare issues.
  • Analyze test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.
  • Develop medical treatment plans.
  • Diagnose medical conditions.
  • Evaluate treatment options to guide medical decisions.
  • Examine patients to assess general physical condition.
  • Explain medical procedures or test results to patients or family members.
  • Maintain medical or professional knowledge.
  • Order medical diagnostic or clinical tests.
  • Prescribe medications.
  • Present medical research reports.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Train medical providers.
  • Treat chronic diseases or disorders.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Allergist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Allergist, Clinical Immunologist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Immunology (Army - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Allergist-Immunologist