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W hat careers are in the dermatology field and how do I get into it?

I am entering college as a freshmen and am a junkie about skincare. My friends are encouraging of me but my family are doubtful, which increases my own doubt if I am capable. #college #student #student #career-choice #college-advice #skincare #dermatology

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Ebony’s Answer, CareerVillage.org Team

Hi Tiffany,

I thought you might find this helpful.

https://www.innerbody.com/careers-in-health/how-to-become-a-dermatologist.html

And by the way, doubt is natural. The question is whether or not you'd allow it to lead/guide your future.

Consider using this time to explore the steps outlined in the link and locate places where you can shadow a dermatologist, if possible to get a sense for the daily routine. If you find that it's not what you had mind then it's ok to change course and explore other roles.

Since you are in college, I encourage you to connect with the Career Center and Academic Advisors to understand how your goals translate into your major requirements.

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Megan’s Answer

You could go to medical school after college to be a dermatologist, attend a physician assistant program after college to become a derm PA, or look into getting your esthetician certification.
Consider speaking with a career or guidance counselor for more advice. I would meet with her sooner rather than later in case there are certain prerequisites you need to be completed in a timely matter.
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Angelica’s Answer

There are many positions for dermatology, such as receptionist, office manager, medical assistants, estheticians, nurses, physician assistants, and physicians. It varies from office to office, but usually larger dermatology offices will have a majority of those positions to cater to their patients.
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