Why Work In Dermatology?


It is important for healthcare professionals to be able to upskill in the diagnosis and management of dermatological disorders because skin disorders are such a common problem. Skin disease is the greatest disease prompting consultation in children and the second biggest problem amongst adults. This means that increasing your knowledge through our Dermatology in Clinical Practice MSc course can add significant value to your career and patients outcomes, especially given the social stigmas surrounding skin disease.

Our credible dermatology course has the backing of well respected healthcare organisations, and the capacity to give tremendous recognition amongst recruiters and patients. We mimic clinical activity and provide scenario based lessons that are more engaging for our students and designed to help healthcare professionals specialise in their careers.

Interested in entering the field of dermatology? This blog will highlight why dermatology is an excellent career choice and how our online Dermatology in Clinical Practice MSc can help you to position yourself as an expert in dermatology towards your peers and patients.

5 reasons why dermatology is a good career:

  1. Rewarding work
  2. Interesting and varied speciality
  3. High demand
  4. Generous salary
  5. Regular hours

1. Rewarding Work

Skin is an organ system which not only plays a critical functional role in physical health but also has a significant and psychological impact. Skin and physical appearance can be personal topics for some people, so proper skin treatments can not only help to prevent serious disease, but address concerns like pain, irritation and improve your patients' happiness and self-esteem.

Patients will appreciate doctors who are understanding and fully equipped to manage their condition.

2. Interesting And Varied Speciality

One of the many benefits of going into dermatology is that it's an incredibly interesting and varied speciality. The number of potential dermatological diagnoses has been estimated at 3000 and each can present in several ways. Some of the things you could be involved in include:

  • contact dermatitis investigation
  • examining and diagnosing skin conditions using a dermatoscope
  • removing skin cancers
  • diagnostic biopsies, for example of rashes
  • UV light therapy for inflammatory dermatoses
  • cryosurgery for precancerous or benign skin lesions

3. High Demand

In most communities, dermatologists are seriously sought-after doctors. Skin conditions are prevalent in most age groups: teens often go through bouts of acne, older men and women aren't awfully excited about losing their hair, people want treatment for their varicose veins, the list goes on.

Aside from consulting about problems that naturally occur, patients are also more informed and aware of skin diseases and skin cancers. This leads to more and more people trying to visit dermatology clinics to get their skin condition checked.

Dermatologists have also seen an increasing demand for cosmetic treatments such as botox and fillers.

4. Generous Salary

Because of their length of education and area of specialty, a dermatologist's salary starts high and grows over years of practice. According to Indeed data, the national average salary for a dermatologist is £91,832 per year in the United Kingdom, and $288,505 per year in the USA.

As you gain more experience in the profession, your income will continue to grow, and other factors such as where you work and the services you provide, can also affect your salary.

5. Regular Working Hours

Some doctors can work long and unpredictable hours, but dermatologists typically work standard, flexible hours, especially if they have their own practice.

Because patients' skin concerns often aren't time-sensitive, dermatologists usually work a predictable schedule with regular hours. This can allow you to develop a healthy work-life balance, pursue hobbies and spend quality time with your family or friends.

Is Dermatology A Good Career?

Dermatology is ranked the most satisfying medical specialties to practice. This is reflected in our course's popularity and the number of applicants we receive because of the field's diversity, flexibility and the fact it is very visual and hands-on.

Our former Dermatology in Clinical Practice MSc student, Dr Safi, very much agrees and told us that “flexibility is the best quality this dermatology master’s course carries”. Once he successfully completed his master's and got published, he received tremendous recognition in India and abroad and started to work on a number of exciting clinical cases such as case reports, presentations and preparing articles for publication in dermatology journals.

To read more about how our dermatology course helped shape Dr Safi's career, then view our blog: Getting published as a master's student.

Why Choose Our Online Dermatology in Clinical Practice MSc

The Dermatology in Clinical Practice MSc is applicable to all GPs, Practice Nurses, Specialist Nurses and Pharmacists exposed to patients with dermatological conditions.

Studying with Learna | Diploma MSc provides experienced professionals with an excellent opportunity to specialise while still working full-time. Due to the flexible, interactive nature of the programme, students are able to continuously test and apply their newly acquired knowledge and skills in their daily practice.

With no lectures or set times to study, you can diversify your skillset with a fully accredited Dermatology in Clinical Practice MSc at a schedule that best suits your needs. We have been perfecting our online learning platform for over 10 years, so it is safe to say we are specialists in online education. Find out more about our world-leading Dermatology in Clinical Practice MSc here.