An otolaryngology is one of the oldest medical specialties in United States and the person who specializes in this field is called an otolaryngologist.
Otolaryngologists are physicians who specialize in treating any ailments in areas such as ears, nose and throat. An otolaryngologist is otherwise known as an ENT or ears, nose, throat physicians.
Otolaryngologists are employed in various medical institutions such as clinics, hospitals or private offices. Their work usually involves abnormal or extended work hours and may also experience on-call duties in order to meet the patient’s need any time of the day. They should have a good skill in decision making and the good ability to work under stressful situations.
In order to become an otolaryngologist, aspiring candidates should complete a college degree and finish a 4 year program in any medical school similar with conventional physicians. Candidates are also required o gain 5 years of specialty training before taking the state exam and earn a license to work as a physician from the ABO or the American Board of Otolaryngology.
According to Bureau of Labor and Statistics in United States, the average wage for otolaryngologists depend the number of work experience and the kind of medical facility with pay range of about $150,000 to $300,000 per annum.
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