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Physician, Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesDiagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases of women, especially those affecting the reproductive system and the process of childbirth.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$166,400+ per year in 2008

Work Context & ConditionsMany physicians work in small private offices or clinics, often assisted by a small staff of nurses and other administrative personnel. Increasingly, physicians practice in groups or healthcare organizations that provide back-up coverage and allow for more time off.

Minimum Education RequirementsM.D.

SkillsSocial Perceptiveness, Critical Thinking, Instructing, Active Listening, Writing, Service Orientation, Active Learning, Complex Problem Solving, Judgment and Decision Making, Coordination, Reading Comprehension, Speaking, Science

AbilitiesOral Expression, Speech Recognition, Deductive Reasoning, Problem Sensitivity, Written Comprehension, Speech Clarity, Inductive Reasoning, Oral Comprehension

InterviewsMatrice Browne