Urology is one of those types of medicine that may puzzle onlookers. What exactly does it entail? Many people have never been to a urologist, causing a misconception it’s a role devoted to bladder and prostate health only.
But this is far from the truth! There are vast careers and specialties within the exciting world of urology. Generally speaking, the average salary for an American urologist is (according to Salary.com) is $397,860. However, Salary.com notes the range usually falls between $349,150 – $464,020.
The responsibilities of a urologist include:
Some disease that a urologist may specifically treat and address are:
Most urologist jobs are in hospitals or within private practice. They regularly perform physical exams, urinalysis, as well as CT scans.
If you don’t want to practice general urology at your own practice or hospital or clinic, below are some specialties with urological medicine to help determine the best urology job for you.
Of course, as a urologist, you want to maximize your salary as much as possible. Below are a list of top ten states for highest-paying urologists, according to Zippia.
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It should also be noted, according to physiciansthrive.com, that the highest-paying cities for physician urologists include: Grand Forks, ND; Denver, CO; Edmonds, Washington.
If you want to learn more about the exciting field of urology, visit AUA Urology (American Urological Association) to connect with fellow urologists as a community—not to mention visit the AUA JobFinder! Additionally, the Urology Care Foundation helps patients connect with doctors and provides more information on certain conditions.