Clinical pathologist - Salary and Career
Doctors in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine

Clinical pathologist - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, perform medical consultation and care, treat patients as a biopsychosocial being, implement health promotion actions, coordinate health services, prepare medical documents and disseminate medical knowledge.

How much does an Clinical pathologist earn

A Clinical pathologist earns between $2.759 and $22.628 per month, with an average monthly salary of $8.227 and a median salary of $5.818 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 72 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Clinical pathologist

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 8.227 98.723 2.057 44
1º Quartile 2.759 33.110 690 15
Median Salary 5.818 69.820 1.455 31
3º Quartile 17.257 207.081 4.314 93
Higher Salary 22.628 271.531 5.657 122

Professional job categories

  • Science and arts professionals
    • professionals of biological sciences, health
      • medical professionals
        • doctors in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine

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Main workplaces

Doctors in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine the positions of this CBO family develop their activities in the sectors of health, social services, teaching, research and development. They act as self-employed without permanent supervision, can work individually or in teams, carry out activities indoors and at irregular hours. In some situations, they work in uncomfortable positions for long periods and, due to the nature and responsibility of their work, they are subject to stress. In some of the occupations, professionals may be subject to the action of toxic, chemical, radioactive and biological materials.

What does it take to work in the field of Doctors in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine

The occupations are performed by professionals with higher education, accredited by the CFM Conselho Federal de Medicina. The exercise of the function takes place after a period of one to two years of professional experience plus a specialization course or medical residency in the area of expertise.

Functions and activities of Clinical pathologist

Doctors in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine must:

  • diffusion medical knowledge;
  • implementing actions for health promotion;
  • perform medical consultation and assistance;
  • perform diagnostic and therapeutic medical procedures;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • perform medical consultation and care;
  • diffusion of medical knowledge;
  • treating patients (as a biopsychosocial being);
  • coordinate health services;
  • working with biosafety;
  • implement actions for health promotion;
  • perform medical diagnostic and therapeutic procedures;
  • difusing medical knowledge;
  • perform medical consultation and care;
  • work with biosafety;
  • perform consultation and medical assistance;
  • elaborate medical documents;
  • work with biosafety;
  • coordinating health services;
  • treat patients (as a biopsychosocial being);
  • spreading medical knowledge;

  • Activities

    • supervise staff;
    • discuss diagnosis, prognosis and treatment with patients, guardians, family members and other professionals;
    • evaluate medical acts;
    • monitoring the patient's medical evolution;
    • demonstrate empathy;
    • develop equipment;
    • elaborate informative and normative material;
    • demonstrate ability to provide humanized care;
    • develop procedures;
    • demonstrate language adapter ability;
    • issue certificates;
    • demonstrate ability to interpret verbal and non-verbal language;
    • participating in educational activities;
    • diagnose the health status of patients;
    • prescribe treatment;
    • demonstrate ability to deal with adverse situations;
    • supervise handling of radioactive substances sealed and unsealed source;
    • participating in health campaigns;
    • teaching classes;
    • organizing continuing education courses;
    • supervise handling of health waste;
    • empower work team;
    • participate in health campaigns;
    • perform treatments with chemical agents;
    • tracking prevalent diseases;
    • supervise storage of radioactive substances sealed and unsealed source;
    • assist in the regulation of medical activities;
    • distribute tasks;
    • issue reports;
    • request interconsultations;
    • participate in meetings, congresses and other scientific events;
    • remove cells and tissue fragments;
    • manage financial resources;
    • manage urgent and emergency situations;
    • participating in boards of associations, class entities and health councils;
    • suggest complementary exams;
    • handle equipment and accessories;
    • implement safety and protection measures for workers and the population;
    • establish prognosis;
    • perform treatments with physical agents;
    • implementing biosafety measures;
    • perform instrumental workup;
    • follow the patient's therapeutic plan;
    • demonstrate leadership ability;
    • prescribing immunization;
    • providing preventive treatments;
    • participate in vector and zoonosis control actions;
    • supervise disposal of health waste;
    • set up service schedule;
    • supervise storage of health waste;
    • practicing clinical procedures;
    • implementing safety and protection measures for workers and the population;
    • planning treatment of patients;
    • demonstrate medical actions;
    • select patients in specific situations;
    • supervise medical acts;
    • disseminating information in the media;
    • implementing environmental health measures;
    • participating on boards of associations, class entities and health councils;
    • perform diagnostic exams;
    • practice surgical procedures;
    • demonstrate ability to make decisions;
    • practicing surgical procedures;
    • produce scientific work;
    • demonstrate impartiality of judgment;
    • developing procedures;
    • developing research in medicine;
    • organizing scientific meetings;
    • establish dosage of chemical, physical and biological agents;
    • establishing medical-hospital committees;
    • issue opinions;
    • perform physical examination;
    • demonstrate quickness of perception;
    • to raise diagnostic hypotheses;
    • elaborate reports;
    • provide consultancy and advice;
    • performing surveys, expertise, audits and medical inquiries;
    • select work team;
    • issue prescriptions;
    • demonstrate altruism;
    • specify inputs;
    • elaborate reports;
    • organize scientific meetings;
    • interpret data from anamnesis, clinical examination and complementary exams;
    • suggest additional tests;
    • monitor the patient's medical evolution;
    • perform urgent and emergency care;
    • demonstrate ability to work in a team;
    • demonstrate ability to listen;
    • demonstrate tolerance;
    • establishing prognosis;
    • indicate the need for hospitalization;
    • perform anamnesis;
    • prepare research projects;
    • perform home visits;
    • request additional exams;
    • insert orthoses and implants;
    • dispatch work;
    • prepare teaching material;
    • demonstrate selective attention capacity;
    • describe medical actions;
    • set up medical-hospital committees;
    • prescribing hygienic-dietary measures;
    • performing surveys, expertise, audits and medical investigations;
    • fill in compulsory notification forms;
    • practice clinical procedures;
    • demonstrate ability to preserve medical confidentiality;
    • determine the degree of disease (stage the disease);
    • performing a community health diagnosis;
    • raise diagnostic hypotheses;
    • elaborate protocols for medical procedures;
    • refer the patient to other professionals;
    • select equipment and instruments;
    • perform autopsies;
    • perform hospital visits;
    • supervise transport of health waste;
    • indicate treatment;
    • establishing a health action plan;
    • practicing interventional procedures;
    • assist standardization of medical activities;
    • elaborate standard operating procedures;
    • prescribing medicines;
    • cultivate cells and tissues;
    • document images and graphic records;
    • issue declarations;
    • elaborate medical records;
    • prescribe medication;
    • supervise acquisition of radioactive substances sealed and unsealed source;
    • perform treatments with biological agents;

    Sectors that hire Clinical pathologist the most in the job market

    • outpatient medical activity with resources for performing complementary exams
    • hospital care activities
    • veterinary activities
    • outpatient medical activity restricted to consultations
    • clinical laboratories
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • wholesale of goods in general, without predominance of food or agricultural inputs
    • experimental research and development in social sciences and humanities
    • other human health care activities
    • iron and steel foundry

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