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Work with patients who have conditions and diseases of the nose.

What does a Rhinologist do?

As a Rhinologist, you specialize in treating diseases of the nose. Rhinology is sometimes considered a subspecialty of ear, nose, and throat medicine. A Rhinologist studies health-related issues that affect the structure and function of the nose. As a Rhinologist, you also know the treatment for various nose ailments, including medications, minor procedures, and surgeries.

In addition to patient exams, your daily duties include treating infections with antibiotics, finding and removing tumors, diagnosing allergies, and correcting abnormalities or accident injuries with surgery. So in short, you should love everything about the nose, and write poetry in your spare time about why it’s so great. Maybe not, but you will be around a whole lot of noses, so they definitely shouldn’t gross you out, and should interest you enough to make the years of studying worth it.

Rhinology is actually somewhat of a broad field, so it has some subspecialties, including otology rhinology (the study of the ear and the nose) and laryngology rhinology (the study of the larynx and the nose). But if you want to stick to noses, and the small space around them, becoming a Rhinologist could be just the ticket for you.