Pathologist - Salary and Career
Doctors in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine

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 Pathologist earn

A Pathologist earns between $2.364 and $24.307 per month, with an average monthly salary of $7.636 and a median salary of $5.448 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 37 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Pathologist

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 7.636 91.631 1.909 53
1º Quartile 2.364 28.362 591 16
Median Salary 5.448 65.376 1.362 38
3º Quartile 18.538 222.454 4.634 128
Higher Salary 24.307 291.689 6.077 168

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 Pathologist

Doctors in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Pathologist the most in the job market

    • hospital care activities
    • pathological and cytological anatomy laboratories
    • clinical laboratories
    • service activities in emergency room and hospital units for emergency care
    • business management consulting activities
    • complementary diagnostic and therapeutic services activities
    • manufacture of medicines for veterinary use
    • manufacture of allopathic medicines for human use
    • general public administration
    • psychology and psychoanalysis activities

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