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Urologists - 29-1229.03

O*NET-SOC Description

Diagnose, treat, and help prevent benign and malignant medical and surgical disorders of the genitourinary system and the renal glands.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Acute Care Physician
  • MD (Medical Doctor)
  • Physician
  • Urologic Surgeon
  • Urologist

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Diagnose or treat diseases or disorders of genitourinary organs and tracts including erectile dysfunction (ED), infertility, incontinence, bladder cancer, prostate cancer, urethral stones, or premature ejaculation.
  • Direct the work of nurses, residents, or other staff to provide patient care.
  • Document or review patients' histories.
  • Examine patients using equipment, such as radiograph (x-ray) machines or fluoroscopes, to determine the nature and extent of disorder or injury.
  • Order and interpret the results of diagnostic tests, such as prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening, to detect prostate cancer.
  • Perform abdominal, pelvic, or retroperitoneal surgeries.
  • Perform brachytherapy, cryotherapy, high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), or photodynamic therapy to treat prostate or other cancers.
  • Prescribe medications to treat patients with erectile dysfunction (ED), infertility, or ejaculation problems.
  • Prescribe or administer antibiotics, antiseptics, or compresses to treat infection or injury.
  • Provide urology consultation to physicians or other health care professionals.
  • Refer patients to specialists when condition exceeds experience, expertise, or scope of practice.
  • Teach or train medical and clinical staff.
  • Treat lower urinary tract dysfunctions using equipment such as diathermy machines, catheters, cystoscopes, or radium emanation tubes.
  • Treat urologic disorders using alternatives to traditional surgery such as extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, laparoscopy, or laser techniques.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer cancer treatments.
  • Administer non-intravenous medications.
  • Advise medical personnel regarding healthcare issues.
  • Analyze test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment.
  • Diagnose medical conditions.
  • Gather medical information from patient histories.
  • Operate diagnostic imaging equipment.
  • Operate diagnostic or therapeutic medical instruments or equipment.
  • Operate on patients to treat conditions.
  • Order medical diagnostic or clinical tests.
  • Prescribe medications.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
  • Supervise patient care personnel.
  • Train medical providers.
  • Treat chronic diseases or disorders.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Nephrologist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Urologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Urologist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Urologist (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Urologist (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Urologist, Endourology/Robotics (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Urologist, Female Urology/Reconstruction (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Urologist, Oncology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Urologist, Pediatrics (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Urology Technician (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Urologist