5 Utterly Disgusting Medical Jobs

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5 Utterly Disgusting Medical Jobs

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1. Medical Waste Biohazard Cooker
● Speciality: Disposing of medical waste
â—‹ Biohazard Cookers steam bags of medical waste, producing a malodorous aroma
â– The cooking process is steaming bags of bio waste at 260 °F for 30 minutes
â—‹ Biohazard bags may contain needles, urine, blood, teeth, semen and other bodily fluids
â—‹ Cookers wear protective gear, but can become contaminated if the gear is punctured
â—‹ The scent of "cooking" is described as a combination of burning rubber, BO and smelly feet
● Average Salary: $16.28/hour

2. Urologist
● Specialty: Urinary tract and male reproductive organs
â—‹ Urologists must be educated in internal medicine, gynecology, pediatrics, male infertility and erectile dysfunction, and other specialties
â—‹ They categorized as surgical sub-specialists
â—‹ Urologists treat a variety of things including:
â– STDs
â– Chronic prostatitis (treatment involves prostate gland massage)
â– Male infertility
â– Kidney stones
â– Hematuria (blood in the urine)
â– Incontinence
● Average Salary: about $461,000

3. Proctologist
● Specialty: the rectum
â—‹ Proctologists examine the anus both visually and manually
â—‹ Often referred to as a colorectal surgeon
â—‹ General practitioners will refer patients to a proctologists when they require surgery for issues related to the colon and rectum
â—‹ They treat constipation, incontinence, fistulas, hemorrhoids, rectal prolapse (the rectum has turned inside out)
● Average Salary: about $407,273

4. Forensic Pathologist
● Specialty: Diagnosing the deceased
â—‹ Forensic pathologists examine those who have had a violent or sudden, unexpected death
â—‹ They determine when, how and why a person has died
â—‹ They may need to be educated not only in medicine, but in
â– Trace evidence
â– DNA technology
â– Firearms
â– Toxicology
â– Blood analysis
â—‹ FPs spend large amounts of time examining tissue samples and performing autopsies
â—‹ Constant exposure to death and violence may have a negative effect on a FPs emotional wellbeing
● Salary: Up to $500,000

5. CTS Decon (Crime and Trauma Scene Decontamination)
● Specialty: Cleaning up after a crime scene
â—‹ This may include the aftermath of murder, suicide, rape, etc.
â—‹ Clean up may include coming in contact with
â– Blood
â– Urine
â– Feces
â– Other body fluids
â– Decomposing bodies
â– Brain matter and more
â—‹ CTS Decon also involves cleanup of chemical contamination
â– Meth labs
â– Anthrax affected sites
â—‹ CTS Decon technicians generally have previous experience in unsavory jobs
â– Often ER nurses or EMTs
● Salary: $40K – $50K

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Sources:
http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-a-proctologist.htm
http://work.chron.com/pay-scale-proctologist-7413.html
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2012/07/20/the-best-and-worst-paying-jobs-for-doctors-2/
http://www.healthcommunities.com/urinary-system-tests/what-is-a-urologist.shtml
http://explorehealthcareers.org/en/Career/129/Forensic_Pathologist
http://science.howstuffworks.com/crime-scene-clean-up2.htm

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