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Allergist

Healthcare


Minimum Education Requirement:
M.D. or D.O. degree and completed an ACGME- or AOA-accredited program of postgraduate specialty training.

Keywords:

healthcare professionalhealthcarephysicianhealth & medicinenatural sciencebusiness, operations & administration

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Allergist

Career Description

No matter what their role, Airmen are trained to be the finest at what they do. And no matter how good they are or how much they excel, they're still human and thus can suffer from simple allergies. Since Airmen are assigned around the world, the challenge for Air Force Allergists is one you simply won't find in the civilian world. From cedar pollen in Texas to Sugi pollen in Japan, the unique skills of Allergists are needed everywhere.

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Career Tasks

  • Examine and diagnose patients, perform diagnostic tests and treat allergy disorders while also managing allergy services
  • Prepare and review case histories, obtain data through interviews, examine patients and determine appropriate diagnostic tests
  • Interpret test results, evaluate findings and prescribe treatments

Relevant Interests & Skills

You might like this career if you have interests in these areas:

  • Health and Medicine
  • Natural Science
  • Business Operations and Administration

Becoming a Commissioned Officer

To ease your transition into the Air Force, you'll enter a five-week training regimen designed to educate you on the ways of both the military and military healthcare. You'll participate in physical conditioning five days a week, leadership training and classroom studies.