Allergy and Immunology
Nature of the work
A physician who specializes in Allergy and Immunology is trained in the evaluation, physical and laboratory diagnosis and management of disorders involving the immune system. Selected examples of such conditions include: asthma, anaphylaxis, rhinitis, eczema and adverse reactions to drugs, foods and insect stings as well as immune deficiency diseases (both acquired and congenital), defects in host defense and problems related to autoimmune disease, organ transplantation or malignancies of the immune system. As our understanding of the immune system develops, the scope of this specialty is widening.
Allergy-immunology requires a three-year residency in internal medicine or pediatrics, followed by a two-year fellowship in allergy-immunology.
Median compensation for assistant professors is $140,000, and for associate and full professors the median is $195,000.