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Preventive Medicine Physicians

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Apply knowledge of general preventive medicine and public health issues to promote health care to groups or individuals, and aid in the prevention or reduction of risk of disease, injury, disability, or death. May practice population-based medicine or diagnose and treat patients in the context of clinical health promotion and disease prevention.

    Work Activities
    • Direct or manage prevention programs in specialty areas such as aerospace, occupational, infectious disease, and environmental medicine.
    • Identify groups at risk for specific preventable diseases or injuries.
    • Supervise or coordinate the work of physicians, nurses, statisticians, or other professional staff members.
    • Direct public health education programs dealing with topics such as preventable diseases, injuries, nutrition, food service sanitation, water supply safety, sewage and waste disposal, insect control, and immunizations.
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of prescribed risk reduction measures or other interventions.
    • Deliver presentations to lay or professional audiences.
    • Design, implement, or evaluate health service delivery systems to improve the health of targeted populations.
    • Provide information about potential health hazards and possible interventions to the media, the public, other health care professionals, or local, state, and federal health authorities.
    • Design or use surveillance tools, such as screening, lab reports, and vital records, to identify health risks.
    • Perform epidemiological investigations of acute and chronic diseases.
    • Develop or implement interventions to address behavioral causes of diseases.
    • Teach or train medical staff regarding preventive medicine issues.
    • Document or review comprehensive patients' histories with an emphasis on occupation or environmental risks.
    • Coordinate or integrate the resources of health care institutions, social service agencies, public safety workers, or other organizations to improve community health.
    • Prepare preventive health reports including problem descriptions, analyses, alternative solutions, and recommendations.
    Skills
    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    • Critical Thinking

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

    • Active Learning

      Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    6
    Graphic Literacy
    5
    Abilities
    • Inductive Reasoning

      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    • Oral Expression

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

    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    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.

    • Biology

      Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $187,200+/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $90.00+/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 15,630
    • Yearly Projected Openings 530
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Social: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Integrity
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Dependability
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Concern for Others
    • Attention to Detail
    Tools
    • Vacuum blood collection tubes or containers
    • Specimen collection container
    • Medical syringe with needle
    • Medical staff isolation or surgical masks
    • Medical exam or non surgical procedure gloves
    Technology
    • Word processing software
    • Presentation software
    • Office suite software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Analytical or scientific 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.