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Physician, Family and General
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesDiagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general population.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median IncomeThis wage is equal to or greater than $166,400 per year in 2010.

Work Context & ConditionsMany physicians—primarily general and family practitioners, general internists, pediatricians, ob/gyns, and psychiatrists—work in small private offices or clinics, often assisted by a small staff of nurses and other administrative personnel.

Minimum Education RequirementsM.D.

SkillsSocial Perceptiveness, Monitoring, Critical Thinking, Active Listening, Writing, Mathematics, Systems Evaluation, Active Learning, Judgment and Decision Making, Coordination, Reading Comprehension, Speaking, Science, Complex Problem Solving

AbilitiesOral Expression, Finger Dexterity, Manual Dexterity, Arm-Hand Steadiness, Deductive Reasoning, Problem Sensitivity, Written Comprehension, Near Vision, Speech Clarity, Information Ordering, Inductive Reasoning, Written Expression, Oral Comprehension, Speed of Closure