The average salary for a Hematologist is $152,500 per year.
Job Description for Hematologist
Hematologists are healthcare scientists concerned with blood. Specifically, they are in the profession of studying, identifying, diagnosing, and treating blood-related diseases and illnesses. The study of hematology covers a wide range of disciplines, including understanding the components of blood, blood cells, blood proteins, hemoglobin, and coagulation. Hematologists also must have studied oncology.Read More...
A lot of hematology work is spent in laboratories collecting and analyzing blood samples from patients. After analyzing blood specimens, hematologists must be able to identify potential diseases and problems and form the basis of a diagnosis. From there, they may have to carry out further tests, procedures, and blood work. They may also recommend the best course of action, which may include oral medication, surgery, and bone marrow transplants. Hematologists are also involved in screening seemingly healthy patients for potential blood or bone marrow disorders, enabling them to provide treatment before any serious illnesses arise.
Hematologists work mostly in laboratories, although they interact with their patients in treatment rooms. They can work in private practices or as part of a hospital or medical clinic. Their job requires some interaction with others, but also long hours spent working and studying alone. Extensive education is required for hematologists, including four years of medical school, one year of internship, three years of residency, and at least two years of fellowship. On top of this, different states require different additional certification, including regular training and seminars.