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Is it difficult to get a job as an asthma specialist?

I'm considering studying that once I get to medical school but I'm wondering if it's worth it. Will there be enough jobs open or should I think of another field to go into to? #college #medicine #school #astthma

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James’s Answer

hi christine,


to specialize in treating asthma you'll likely need to become a pulmonologist. but most pulmonologists treat a wide variety of respiratory diseases other than asthma, including pneumonia, effusion, embolism, pneumothorax, emphysema, etc.


although i'm a primary care doctor i've never heard or read about a glut of pulmonary specialists in the USA and i highly doubt that would happen anytime soon.


so i would encourage you in your goal.


good luck!

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Ken’s Answer

Hi Christine!


You asked about a very important and interesting area!


Here is a professional organization that deals with Asthma and other respiratory conditions, which will allow you to become more familiar with the area:
http://www.aaaai.org/


Through continued efforts to deal with asthma and other respiratory diseases, the future looks good:
http://www.aaaai.org/about-aaaai/advocacy


Best of luck! Please keep me posted. I would like to follow your progress!

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