Endocrinology

Endocrinology is a medical specialty that focuses on the hormone-producing glands that make up the endocrine system, such as the thyroid, hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenal and reproductive glands. Read on to learn more about the field's training and career options.

Inside Endocrinology

The endocrine system consists of numerous glands that produce hormones and control bodily functions, such as sexual development, reproduction, growth and metabolism. Endocrinologists are medical professionals that study the endocrine system to diagnose and treat hormone imbalances as well as other conditions affecting these glands. They may specialize in a specific disease, such as diabetes, hyperthyroidism or reproductive disorders.

Aspiring endocrinologists should consider the many variants related to a career in endocrinology, such as all the alternatives for degree programs at the undergraduate level. The following resources from Study.com provide more information regarding the educational and professional routes available in the field of endocrinology.

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