Diagnoses, treats, and helps prevent allergic diseases and disease processes affecting the immune system.
This career is part of the Health Science cluster Therapeutic Services pathway.
A person in this career:
- Diagnoses or treats allergic or immunologic conditions.
- Orders or performs diagnostic tests such as skin pricks and intradermal, patch, or delayed hypersensitivity tests.
- Educates patients about diagnoses, prognoses, or treatments.
- Prescribes medication such as antihistamines, antibiotics, and nasal, oral, topical, or inhaled glucocorticosteroids.
- Develops individualized treatment plans for patients, considering patient preferences, clinical data, or the risks and benefits of therapies.
- Documents patients' medical histories.
- Conducts physical examinations of patients.
- Assesses the risks and benefits of therapies for allergic and immunologic disorders.
- Interprets diagnostic test results to make appropriate differential diagnoses.
- Provides therapies, such as allergen immunotherapy and immunoglobin therapy, to treat immune conditions.
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