Urologists
SOC: 29-1069.12

Description:

Diagnose, treat, and help prevent benign and malignant medical and surgical disorders of the genitourinary system and the renal glands.


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:

  • Acute Care Physician
  • Attending Physician
  • Attending Urologist
  • Chief of Pediatric Urology
  • Male Infertility Specialist
  • MD Urologist
  • Medical Doctor
  • Neuro-urologist
  • Neurourologist
  • Pediatric Urologist
  • Physician
  • Practicing Urologist
  • President, Practicing Urologist
  • Urologic Surgeon
  • Urologist
  • Urologist MD
  • Urologist, Physician


  • 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
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • 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
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media


  • Tasks:

  • Teach or train medical and clinical staff.
  • Document or review patients' histories.
  • Provide urology consultation to physicians or other health care professionals.
  • Refer patients to specialists when condition exceeds experience, expertise, or scope of practice.
  • Direct the work of nurses, residents, or other staff to provide patient care.
  • Treat urologic disorders using alternatives to traditional surgery such as extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, laparoscopy, and laser techniques.
  • Treat lower urinary tract dysfunctions using equipment such as diathermy machines, catheters, cystoscopes, and radium emanation tubes.
  • Prescribe or administer antibiotics, antiseptics, or compresses to treat infection or injury.
  • Prescribe medications to treat patients with erectile dysfunction (ED), infertility, or ejaculation problems.
  • Perform abdominal, pelvic, or retroperitoneal surgeries.
  • Perform brachytherapy, cryotherapy, high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), or photodynamic therapy to treat prostate or other cancers.
  • Order and interpret the results of diagnostic tests, such as prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening, to detect prostate cancer.
  • Examine patients using equipment, such as radiograph (x-ray) machines and fluoroscopes, to determine the nature and extent of disorder or injury.
  • Diagnose or treat diseases or disorders of genitourinary organs and tracts including erectile dysfunction (ED), infertility, incontinence, bladder cancer, prostate cancer, urethral stones, or premature ejaculation.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Automated external defibrillators AED
  • Biofeedback equipment
  • Bladder scanners
  • Catheter forceps
  • Catheter trays
  • Cystoscopes
  • Desktop computers
  • Diagnostic ultrasound scanners
  • Dilator catheters
  • Electrocardiography EKG machines
  • Electromyographs EMG
  • Electrosurgical coagulation units
  • Erectile dysfunction analyzers
  • Hypodermic syringes
  • Intracorporeal lithotripters
  • Laparoscopes
  • Laptop computers
  • Optical biopsy forceps
  • Optical graspers
  • Prostate treatment lasers
  • Pulse oximeters
  • Renal endoscopes
  • Resectoscopes
  • Semen analyzers
  • Sphygmomanometers
  • Stone grasping forceps
  • Surgical lasers
  • Surgical microscopes
  • Surgical scalpels
  • Surgical scissors
  • Tablet computers
  • Ultrasonic aspirators
  • Ultrasonic lithotripters
  • Ureteroscopes
  • Urethrotomes
  • Urodynamics analyzers
  • Uroflowmeters
  • Urological sheaths
  • Vital signs monitors
  • Allscripts PM
  • athenahealth athenaCollector
  • Automatic Data Processing AdvancedMD EHR
  • Benchmark Systems Benchmark Clinical EHR
  • Bizmatics PrognoCIS EMR
  • CareCloud Central
  • Cerner PowerWorks Practice Management
  • eClinicalWorks Practice Management
  • Email software
  • Epic Practice Management software
  • GalacTek ECLIPSE
  • GE Healthcare Centricity Practice Solution
  • Greenway Medical Technologies PrimeSUITE
  • HealthFusion MediTouch software
  • Henry Schein Medical Systems MicroMD Urology EMR
  • IOS Health Systems Medios EHR
  • Kareo Practice Management
  • McKesson Practice Plus
  • Meditwatch Portaflow Advanced
  • Microsoft Word
  • Modernizing Medicine Electronic Medical Assistant (EMA) software
  • NextGen Healthcare NextGen Practice Management
  • NextTech Urology Software
  • simplifyMD software
  • Vitera Healthcare Solutions Vitera Intergy
  • WRSHealth EMR


  • healthcare practitioners and technical


    industry stats

    SOC: 29-0000

    Total Employed: 8,021,800

    Average Annual Salary: $77,800