Obstetricians and Gynecologists
SOC: 29-1064.00

Description:

Physicians who provide medical care related to pregnancy or childbirth and those who diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases of women, particularly those affecting the reproductive system. May also provide general medical care to women.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
24,400 employed

Projected (2024):
28,700 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Attending Physician
  • Doctor
  • Gynecologist
  • Medical Doctor (MD)
  • OB/GYN (Obstetrician / Gynecologist)
  • OB/GYN Doctor (Obstetrics/Gynecology Doctor)
  • OB/GYN Physician (Obstetrics and Gynecology Physician)
  • Obstetrician/Gynecologist (OB/GYN)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Professor (OB/GYN Professor)
  • Obstetrics Gynecology Clinical Practitioner (Ob Gyn Clinical Practitioner)
  • Obstetrics Gynecology MD (Ob Gyn MD)
  • Obstetrics Gynecology Physician (Ob Gyn Physician)
  • Obstetrics Specialist (OB Specialist)
  • Physician
  • Physician Gynecologist
  • Physician Obstetrician
  • Physicians and Surgeons


  • Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).

    Job Training:

    Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Care for and treat women during prenatal, natal, and postnatal periods.
  • Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients.
  • Treat diseases of female organs.
  • Monitor patients' conditions and progress and reevaluate treatments as necessary.
  • Perform cesarean sections or other surgical procedures as needed to preserve patients' health and deliver babies safely.
  • Prescribe or administer therapy, medication, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury.
  • Analyze records, reports, test results, or examination information to diagnose medical condition of patient.
  • Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical histories, reports, and examination results.
  • Advise patients and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.
  • Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioner when necessary.
  • Consult with or provide consulting services to other physicians.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, students, assistants, specialists, therapists, and other medical staff.
  • Plan, implement, or administer health programs in hospitals, businesses, or communities for prevention and treatment of injuries or illnesses.
  • Prepare government and organizational reports on birth, death, and disease statistics, workforce evaluations, or the medical status of individuals.
  • Conduct research to develop or test medications, treatments, or procedures to prevent or control disease or injury.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Adson forceps
  • Allis forceps
  • Automated external defibrillators AED
  • Babcock forceps
  • Baby scales
  • Bandage scissors
  • Bipolar electrosurgical forceps
  • Blood collection syringes
  • Cauterizing equipment
  • Cervical retractors
  • Colposcopes
  • Cord clamps
  • Cryosurgical units
  • Curved needle holders
  • Debakey forceps
  • Desktop computers
  • Electrocardiography EKG machines
  • Electronic blood pressure units
  • Electronic stethoscopes
  • Electrosurgery units
  • Episiotomy scissors
  • Evacuated blood collection tubes
  • Fallopian tube forceps
  • Fetal doppler units
  • Fetal monitors
  • Hysteroscopes
  • Infant oxygen masks
  • Infant warmers
  • Intrauterine catheters
  • Intravenous IV equipment
  • Kelly clamps
  • Kocher forceps
  • Laboratory specimen containers
  • Laparascopes
  • Laptop computers
  • Laryngoscopes
  • Magill forceps
  • Manual blood pressure units
  • Mayo scissors
  • Mayo stands
  • Mechanical stethoscopes
  • Medical lasers
  • Medical masks
  • Medical staplers
  • Metzenbaum scissors
  • Microforceps
  • Microscissors
  • Microscope slides
  • Mosquito hemostats
  • Neonatal airways
  • Neurological hammers
  • Obstetrical forceps
  • Ophthalmoscopes
  • Otoscopes
  • Ovum forceps
  • Oxygen administration equipment
  • Patient airways
  • Pelvimeters
  • Personal computers
  • Personal digital assistants PDA
  • Placenta forceps
  • Protective face shields
  • Pulse oximeters
  • Richardson retractors
  • Serrefine clamps
  • Sponge forceps
  • Straight needle holders
  • Suction machines
  • Surgical drapes
  • Surgical gloves
  • Surgical microscopes
  • Surgical probes
  • Surgical robots
  • Surgical scalpels
  • Surgical staple removers
  • Suture needles
  • Suture scissors
  • Tablet computers
  • Tissue forceps
  • Tourniquets
  • Towel clamps
  • Ultrasound bone density scanners
  • Ultrasound imaging scanners
  • Umbilical cord scissors
  • Uterine curettes
  • Uterine depressors
  • Uterine dilators
  • Uterine forceps
  • Uterine manipulators
  • Uterine retractors
  • Uterine scissors
  • Uterine sounds
  • Vacuum extractors
  • Vaginal exam specula
  • Vaginal ultrasound probes
  • Acrendo Medical Software Ob/Gyn EMR
  • Allscripts Professional EHR
  • Alteer Premiere
  • AS Software AS-OBGYN
  • Bizmatics PrognoCIS EMR
  • ChartWare software
  • Computer Systems Company R4 ACERT
  • digiChart OB-GYN
  • e-MDs software
  • eClinicalWorks software
  • Email software
  • Greenway Medical Technologies PrimeSUITE
  • MedcomSoft software
  • Medical procedure coding software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Practice Partner Total Practice Partner
  • Scheduling software
  • Web browser software
  • Word processing software


  • healthcare practitioners and technical


    industry stats

    SOC: 29-0000

    Total Employed: 8,021,800

    Average Annual Salary: $77,800