Hello Superman's Twin,
I couldn't find anything on infectiologist/infectious disease specialists..however, here's some related information that might help...
Occupational Outlook Handbook [ http://www.bls.gov
Under the heading "Medical Scientists"
One profession in this article...
Epidemiologists -- These people "investigate and describe the determinants of disease, disability, and other health outcomes and develops the means for prevention and control. Epidemiologists may study many different diseases, such as tuberculosis, influenza, or cholera, often focusing on epidemics."
Some do research, others work in hospitals or other health care settings as infection control professionals.
Infectious Disease Society of America --Education and
Training Web site
Career Opportunities in Infectious Diseases Brochure
(included in http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos047.htm
"investigate the growth and characteristics of microscopic organisms such as bacteria, algae, or fungi. Most microbiologists specialize in environmental, food, agricultural, or industrial microbiology; virology (the study of viruses); immunology (the study of mechanisms that fight infections); or bioinformatics (the process of integrating molecular biology and information science). Many microbiologists use biotechnology to advance knowledge of cell reproduction and human disease."
This web page also talks about educational requirements, working conditions, job outlook, and earnings.
Not sure if these Web sites will give you all the information you are looking for.
If they don't, please email me (through the icon jmflahiff to the left). Let me know how I can help out more, and I will continue to do my best.
In the meantime, (and I am thinking you might live in the USA),
think about visiting you local library, and ask a librarian where their career information section is. Also ask for a reference librarian, and ask him or her about career books that deal with medicine and infectious diseases.
[A few years back I was a substitute librarian in my hometown
public library system..I really enjoyed working with people to find
information on careers. I was lucky, most of the branches where I subbed had excellent career resource sections. Now I am a medical librarian at my hometown medical university..and whenever I get questions about medical careers...I refer them to
the public library...it is so much better than ours when it comes to career information.]
Also, the librarians at the public library may know
of Web sites that I have missed!
Another thought...maybe your school library would be worth checking out. Maybe your school has guidance counselors and
a career resource center....just thinking. Or, maybe ask a biology
teacher before or after school.
(who, after all these years, tends to talk too much)