Diagnose presence and stage of diseases using laboratory techniques and patient specimens. Study the nature, cause, and development of diseases. May perform autopsies.

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $229,120.00
Average Time to Fill 64 days
Typical Education Advanced degree (includes Master's, Professional, and Doctoral degrees)
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 3,992
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 14.77 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Oral Communication
Information Gathering
Written Communication
Critical Thinking
Customer Service
Intellectual Risk-taking
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Work Ethic
Time Management

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Conduct noninvasive medical diagnostic assessments
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
Test patient hearing
Provide assistance in administering rehabilitation
Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources
Conduct individual, group, or family interventions
Develop treatment plans that use non-medical therapies
Treat medical condition of patient
Assist individuals with physical disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses

Training and Teaching Others

Prepare healthcare training materials
Prepare reports or presentations associated with non-medical therapy treatment
Prepare reports summarizing patient diagnostic or care activities
Prepare medical reports
Educate patients regarding diagnosis or treatment
Train patients, family members, or caregivers in techniques for managing disabilities or illnesses
Train caregivers or other non-medical personnel

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Emergency Medicine
Osteopathic Medicine
Practicing Medicine
General Practice
Electronic Medical Records

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