What does a consultant immunologist do?

Immunologists supervise diagnostic and research laboratories, and work closely with other doctors treating diseases where the immune system is involved. They may therefore be asked for advice on diagnosis and management by colleagues working in other specialties, such as rheumatology, haematology or general practice.

What is a clinical immunologist?

Immunology is the study of the immune system. The immune system is how all animals, including humans, protect themselves against diseases.

How much does a clinical immunologist make?

$22,584 (AUD)/yr.

How do I become a clinical immunologist?

There are two training pathways in clinical immunology and allergy which can be undertaken by adult or paediatric physician trainees after successful completion of a medical degree, basic physician training and the FRACP clinical examination.

What diseases does an immunologist treat?

Conditions Immunologists Treat

  • Respiratory (lung- and breathing-related) diseases, including asthma, sinusitis, and occupational lung disease.
  • Eye diseases such as allergic rhinitis or hay fever.
  • Skin diseases like eczema and contact dermatitis.
  • Severe reactions to medications, food, vaccines, and insect bites.

What kind of doctor do you go to for autoimmune disease?

Rheumatologists specialize in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal diseases and autoimmune conditions (rheumatic disease). Orbai talks about how to recognize common autoimmune disease symptoms and when you should see a doctor.

What degree do you need to be an immunologist?

To be an immunologist, one must have, in addition to a Ph. D. or an M.D., at least two to three years of training in an accredited program and must pass an examination given by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology.

Is an immunologist a doctor?

An allergist / immunologist (commonly referred to as an allergist) is a physician specially trained to diagnose, treat and manage allergies, asthma and immunologic disorders including primary immunodeficiency disorders.

Why would you be referred to Immunology?

Immunology is the study of the immune system and is a very important branch of the medical and biological sciences. The immune system protects us from infection through various lines of defence. If the immune system is not functioning as it should, it can result in disease, such as autoimmunity, allergy and cancer.

What jobs are there in Immunology?

Common employment destinations include:

  • Clinical Research Assistant in Hospitals.
  • Laboratory Technician in Government Agencies.
  • Sales in Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies.
  • Assistant Biologist in Food Inspection Agencies.
  • Volunteer Coordinator in Non-profits.
  • Teaching Assistant or Tutor in Private Schools.

Why would you be referred to immunology?