Is a hematologist and oncologist the same thing?

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asked Jan 12 in Other- Health by edingplease (280 points)
Is a hematologist and oncologist the same thing?

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answered Jan 13 by Judy (49,910 points)
A hematologist and oncologist can be the same but the hematologist usually works in diagnosing other things that the oncologist is not experienced in.

But some oncologists can also be hematologists if they studied for both fields of work and became qualified as both a hematologist and oncologist.

A hematologist and oncologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention of blood diseases and cancers such as iron-deficiency anemia, hemophilia, sickle-cell disease, leukemia and lymphoma.

To become an oncologist you need to complete at least 8 years of college study and the amount of studying for oncology depends on the specialty of the oncology you want to work in.

Expect at least 8 years though to become an oncologist.

An oncologist makes on average of $40.00 to $90.00 per hour depending on experience and where the work.

Oncologists in larger cities usually earn more per hour and year than oncologists working at smaller offices in less populated areas.

The average annual salary of an oncologist is between $230,000.00 to $430,000.00 per year.

That's a great income if you can become an oncologist as it's well above any amount that people make at minimum wage jobs.

But it takes some education and schooling in college to become an oncologist and you'll need financial aid for college or pay for the college courses to become an oncologist.

To become an oncologist you need to and must complete an undergraduate degree program, four years of medical school and a residency or fellowship program that usually lasts two to four years, depending on the specialty of the oncology you're working in.

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