On the Job
Urologists diagnose and treat problems with patients' genitourinary systems. They may treat incontinence, bladder problems, erectile dysfunction, or prostate cancer, among other conditions. They perform pelvic exams or surgeries, and manage patient care.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Administer cancer treatments.
- Administer non-intravenous medications.
- Operate on patients to treat conditions.
- Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
- Treat chronic diseases or disorders.
- Diagnose medical conditions.
- Record patient medical histories.
- Gather medical information from patient histories.
- Advise medical personnel regarding healthcare issues.
- Analyze test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Close physical proximity with other people.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Exposure to disease or infections.
- Working with a group or team.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Responsibility for outcomes and results.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
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