Dr. Constantin El-Habr

About the job:

What you do

As a Dermatologist, you diagnose and treat skin conditions. You identify different skin diseases by using medical tools and equipment. You also perform different tests on the skins of the patients and advise them on the proper treatment.

The tough stuff

As a Dermatologist, you will have to:

  • Set realistic expectations to your patients before giving them treatments
  • Comfort patients with severe skin problems, especially if they are pessimistic
The cool stuff

As a Dermatologist, you will get to:

  • Help your patients gain more confidence
  • Help your patients make better choices and take their skin health more seriously
  • Travel to medical conferences to learn from others
Typical work hours
  • 40-50 hours a week
  • 20% outside office

You may often travel from your office to a hospital in order to look after your patients.

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Math
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
Best high school track(s)
  • Life Sciences
Personal qualities
  • Understanding what you hear
  • Expressing yourself verbally
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Dexterity (hands and fingers)
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • Pre-med degree
  • Doctoral degree in medicine
  • Internship and Residency 1 to 3 years
Helpful resources
Local universities
International universities

Video Description

When he was a kid, his aunt used to use olive oil on his skin at the beach to help him tan. The many painful sunburns he experienced made Dr. Constantine Haber want to be a Dermatologist! Could you be cut out for a career in dermatology? Watch Costi’s Nooreed Insider Interview and see what it takes.


Dr. Constantin El-Habr (known as Dr. Costi) is a Lebanese dermatologist specializing in both medical (skin cancer) and cosmetic (Botox and fillers) dermatology.

Dr. Costi graduated from the University of Balamand’s medical school and has since made a name for himself in the world of dermatology, spending part of his time at clinics in United States and the other part in Beirut.

It’s a long process, so Dr. Costi advises you to be sure you actually enjoy dermatology before you start, because “you should always choose a job that you love, and you’ll do well and be successful.