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Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general population. May refer patients to specialists when needed for further diagnosis or treatment.

    Work Activities
    • Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury.
    • Order, perform, and interpret tests and analyze records, reports, and examination information to diagnose patients' condition.
    • Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, or examination results.
    • Monitor patients' conditions and progress and reevaluate treatments as necessary.
    • Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients.
    • Advise patients and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.
    • Refer patients to medical specialists or other practitioners when necessary.
    • Deliver babies.
    • Coordinate work with nurses, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, pharmacists, psychologists, and other health care providers.
    • Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, students, assistants, specialists, therapists, and other medical staff.
    • Operate on patients to remove, repair, or improve functioning of diseased or injured body parts and systems.
    • Plan, implement, or administer health programs or standards in hospitals, businesses, or communities for prevention or treatment of injury or illness.
    • Train residents, medical students, and other health care professionals.
    • Prepare government or organizational reports which include birth, death, and disease statistics, workforce evaluations, or medical status of individuals.
    • Conduct research to study anatomy and develop or test medications, treatments, or procedures to prevent or control disease or injury.
    Skills
    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Judgment and Decision Making

      Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    6
    Graphic Literacy
    5
    Abilities
    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    Knowledge
    • Medicine and Dentistry

      Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

    • Psychology

      Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $188,520/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $90.63/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 4,520
    • Yearly Projected Openings 150
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Investigative: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Concern for Others
    • Attention to Detail
    • Integrity
    • Dependability
    • Self Control
    • Analytical Thinking
    Tools
    • Surgical scissors
    • Surgical clamps or clips or forceps or accessories
    • Ophthalmoscopes or otoscopes or scope sets
    • Medical staff isolation or surgical masks
    • Medical oxygen masks or parts
    Technology
    • Spreadsheet software
    • Office suite software
    • Medical software
    • Calendar and scheduling software
    • Accounting software
    Tags
    • InDemand occupations are considered a priority by the state of Ohio.
    • Bright Outlook occupations will grow rapidly in the next few years, have a large number of openings, or are new and emerging careers.