Allergists and Immunologists
SOC: 29-1069.01


Diagnose, treat, and help prevent allergic diseases and disease processes affecting the immune system.

National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.

Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
347,200 employed

Projected (2024):
398,800 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:

  • Allergist
  • Allergist/Immunologist
  • Allergist/Immunologist, Physician
  • Allergist/MD
  • Allergist/Pediatric Pulmonologist
  • Allergy and Immunology Chief
  • Allergy and Immunology Specialist
  • Allergy Physician
  • Allergy Specialist
  • Clinic Physician Director
  • Clinical Academic Allergist
  • Clinical Allergist
  • Clinical Immunologist
  • Director, Division of Allergy and Immunology
  • Doctor
  • Immunologist
  • Immunology Specialist
  • Laboratory Immunologist
  • MD
  • MD Allergy, Immunology
  • MD Pediatric Allergist
  • Medical Doctor MD
  • Pediatric Allergist
  • Pediatric Immunologist
  • Physician
  • Physician Specializing in Allergy-Immunology Senior Partner in Group Practice
  • Physician, Allergist-Immunologist
  • Physician, Owner of Independent Medical Practice
  • Physician/Allergy/Immunology
  • Transplant Immunologist

  • Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed


    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.


    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
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Troubleshooting
  • 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
  • Food Production
  • 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
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation

  • Tasks:

  • Present research findings at national meetings or in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Engage in self-directed learning and continuing education activities.
  • Document patients' medical histories.
  • Conduct laboratory or clinical research on allergy or immunology topics.
  • Provide allergy or immunology consultation or education to physicians or other health care providers.
  • Prescribe medication such as antihistamines, antibiotics, and nasal, oral, topical, or inhaled glucocorticosteroids.
  • Conduct physical examinations of patients.
  • Order or perform diagnostic tests such as skin pricks and intradermal, patch, or delayed hypersensitivity tests.
  • Educate patients about diagnoses, prognoses, or treatments.
  • Interpret diagnostic test results to make appropriate differential diagnoses.
  • Develop individualized treatment plans for patients, considering patient preferences, clinical data, or the risks and benefits of therapies.
  • Coordinate the care of patients with other health care professionals or support staff.
  • Assess the risks and benefits of therapies for allergic and immunologic disorders.
  • Provide therapies, such as allergen immunotherapy and immunoglobin therapy, to treat immune conditions.
  • Perform allergen provocation tests such as nasal, conjunctival, bronchial, oral, food, and medication challenges.
  • Diagnose or treat allergic or immunologic conditions.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Automated external defibrillators AED
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital medical thermometers
  • Digital spirometers
  • Electrocardiography EKG machines
  • Flow cytometry equipment
  • Hypodermic syringes
  • Immunoassay analyzers
  • Intravenous IV equipment
  • Intravenous IV infusion pumps
  • Laryngoscopes
  • Laser scanning confocal microscopes
  • Magill forceps
  • Mechanical stethoscopes
  • Medical suction pumps
  • Ophthalmoscopes
  • Otoscopes
  • Oxygen cylinders
  • Oxygen delivery concentrators
  • Peak flow meters
  • Phototherapy units
  • Portable nebulizers
  • Pulse oximeters
  • Sphygmomanometers
  • Surgical scissors
  • Tablet computers
  • Ultrasound imaging scanners
  • Allscripts PM
  • athenahealth athenaCollector
  • Automatic Data Processing AdvancedMD EHR
  • Benchmark Systems Benchmark Clinical EHR
  • Bizmatics PrognoCIS EMR
  • CareCloud Central
  • Cerner PowerWorks Practice Management
  • Crowell Systems Medformix
  • eClinicalWorks Practice Management
  • Electronic Medical Records and Electronic Health Records Software IMS for Allergists
  • Email software
  • Epic Practice Management software
  • FlowJo
  • GalacTek ECLIPSE
  • GE Healthcare Centricity Practice Solution
  • GraphPad Software GraphPad Prism
  • Greenway Medical Technologies PrimeSUITE
  • HealthFusion MediTouch software
  • IOS Health Systems Medios EHR
  • Kareo Practice Management
  • McKesson Practice Plus
  • Meditab Software AllergyEHR
  • Microscope imaging software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Modernizing Medicine Electronic Medical Assistant (EMA) software
  • ModuleMD Allergy Module
  • Molecular Devices Softmax Pro
  • Mountainside Software Allergy Lab
  • NextGen Healthcare NextGen Practice Management
  • Rosch Visionary Systems Visionary Allergy Tracker
  • simplifyMD software
  • Vitera Healthcare Solutions Vitera Intergy
  • WRSHealth EMR

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    industry stats

    SOC: 29-0000

    Total Employed: 8,021,800

    Average Annual Salary: $77,800