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Employment Opportunities of a Physician
Health care organizations
Hospitals: they share a large number of patients with other doctors
Job Outlook of a Physician
Job prospects are good for physicians willing to practice in rural and low income areas, as they have difficulty attracting doctors. Employment of physicians is expected to grow by 24% from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. The growing and aging population is expected to drive overall growth , as they will need high levels of care. Growth will also occur due to the continued expansion of healthcare related industries.
Formal education and training requirements for physicians are amongst the most demanding of any occupation: four years of undergraduate school, fours years of medical school, and three to eight years of internship and residency, depending on the specialty selected.
What is a Physician?
-A person licensed to practice medicine; a medical doctor.
-Diagnose and treat injuries in patients, perform examinations, record medical histories, prescribe medications, order/perform/interpret diagnostic tests.
-Counsel patients on diet, hygiene, and preventive healthcare.
-Order tests for nurses or other medical staff.
-Recommend and design a plan of treatment for the patient.
-Answer concerns or questions that patients have about their health and well-being.
Certification/License Requirements of a Physician
To be licensed, physicians must graduate from an accredited medical school, pass a licensing examination, and complete one to seven years of medical education. This is a requirement of all States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. All physicians and surgeons practicing in the United States must pass the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMILE). To be eligible to take the USMILE, physicians must graduate from an accredited medical school. A final examination immediately after residency or after 1 or 2 years of practice is also necessary for certification by a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialists (ABMS).
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Educational Degree Program for a Physician
Family General Practicioner
An obgyn provides medical care related to pregnancy or childbirth and diagnoses, treats, and helps prevent diseases of women, particularly those affecting the reproductive system. This physician may also provide general medicine to women.
Employment opportunities: OB-GYNs usually work in hospitals, however, it is not uncommon for them to have individual practices that branch from large hospitals.
Salary: The average salary is $216,760 and average hourly wage is $104.21.
Outlook: The outlook for this career is increasing. The national employment change from 2010 to 2020 is estimated to be +24.4 %. In Connecticut, growth is estimated to be 26%.
Orthopedic surgeons are in the branch of surgery that is concerned with the musculoskeletal system, they use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat patients with musculosketal problems including, arms,legs, bones and tissue ailments with conditions ranging from congenital conformities to musculoskeletal injuries , trauma and tumors.
They can cast and splint limbs, recommend rehab exercises or prescribe supplements and and medications to strengthen joints or minimize pain.
They may plate broken bones , reattach tendons and ligaments , or perform joint or hip replacements.
An undergraduate bachelors degree is needed to apply to medical school , after this they complete a four year medical school where they receive a medical degree , and then have to complete a five year residency .
They must pass the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination to legally practice, orthopedics must pass an exam by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery in order to be certified in surgery. Re-certification is required every 7-10 years.
Orthopedic Surgeons can work at hospitals, emergency rooms, clinics, or private practices.
Salaries range from $369,905-$610,188, a 2012 survey reported the firm Jackson and Coker gave their orthopedic surgeons an average salary of $520,475.
There is an estimated growth of 24% for surgeons from 2010-2020 particularly in rural areas with a low physician to population ratio, jobs in hospitals or health centers are competitive since orthopedics is a popular area of specialty.
What they do-
Practitioners and diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses. Physicians examine patients, take medical histories, prescribe medications, and order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests. They often counsel patients on diet, hygiene, and preventive health care. Practitioner operate on patients to treat injuries, such as broken bones; diseases, such as cancerous tumors; and deformities, such as cleft palates.
Salary-Wages of practitioners are among the highest of all occupations. According to the Medical Group Management Association's Physician Compensation and Production Survey, median total compensation for physicians varied by their type of practice. In 2010, physicians practicing primary care received total median annual compensation of $202,392, and physicians practicing in medical specialties received total median annual compensation of $356,885.
Job outlook-Employment of Practitioners is expected to grow by 24 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Job growth will occur because of the continued expansion of healthcare-related industries. The growing and aging population is expected to drive overall growth in the demand for pediatricians services as consumers continue to seek high levels of care that uses the latest technologies, diagnostic tests, and therapies. Many medical schools are increasing their enrollments based on perceived higher demand for practitioners
employment opportunity -Employment of physicians is expected to grow by 24 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Job growth will occur because of the continued expansion of healthcare-related industries.
What do they do?
A pediatrician diagnoses, treats, and helps prevent children's diseases and injuries.
Areas of employment:
They typically work indoors in doctor's offices or hospitals.
The average annual wage for a Pediatrician is $167,640 and the average hourly wage is $80.59.
This job outlook is extensive, it will expand and continue to increase. The growth of this occupation is greater than The National Average.
Pediatricians regularly examine and assess babies, children, adolescents, and young adults from birth to age 21 years. They treat children who have minor illnesses, acute and chronic health problems and developmental concerns. They are also involved in the management of other problems including behavioral difficulties, development disorders, social stresses and anxiety disorders.
The Musculoskeletal System
-Wages for physicians are among the highest of all occupations.
- Physicians practicing primary care received a median annual compensation $202,392.
-Physicians practicing in medical specialties received a median annual compensation of $365,885 in 2010.
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The surgical field will continue to grow; the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 24% rate of growth over the 2010-2020 decade for all physicians and surgeons, with jobs in children's hospitals and medical centers continually available. Qualified surgeons, including pediatric surgeons, are particularly in demand in rural and low-income areas of the country, where medical resources are fewer.
The average pediatric surgeon salary is about $225,000 a year. Most surgeons work full time, so they are also given benefits like health, vision and dental insurance.
A pediatrician’s salary is dependent on several factors.
One factor is the amount of training you have could influence your earning potential.
Another factor is your place of employment. Pediatric surgeons are needed all over the country, but some cities may have more employment opportunities than others.
One more factor is the more experience you gain, the more money you will have the ability to earn. Pediatric surgeons who have more experience often qualify for raises or higher salaries at new jobs. When you first begin your career, you will likely be offered an entry-level salary.
Neurosurgeons treat medical conditions of the brain and nervous system, as well as their supporting blood vessels and skeletal structures. These can include injuries from accidents, disasters or violence; acute illnesses such as strokes or aneurysms; and chronic neurological and neuromuscular conditions such as epilepsy.
Many neurosurgeons also help psychiatrists, neurologists, therapists and counselors in complications related to the nervous system.
Neurosurgeons work around the clock, the hours of work can exceed 60 hrs/wk. Some surgeries last for several hours, requiring constant focus from start to finish and quick, appropriate responses to complications. Surgeons can expect to be awakened at all hours of the night and/or being asked to come in at irregular times to evaluate a patient
An average yearly salary for a top paid neurosurgeon ranges from between $550,000 – $1,229,881. An average yearly salary for a neurosurgeon with less than 5 years of work experience is about $411,038
Neurosurgeons work mainly in hospitals, private clinics and facilities as well as in the intensive care units. Some neurosurgeons may be involved in research as well as teaching at universities.
From 2010 to 2020, employment of physicians and surgeons is expected to grow by 24 percent, which is significantly higher than the average job growth
A Neurosurgeon Talks About His Job
What do they do?
Where do they work?
Caring for Children, Teenagers, and Young Adults
By Zara Khan, Asante Mpanda, Alison Lizardi, Poyan Haraj-Sai, Daija Relaford, Leah Rowe, Manal Mahamat, Monsurat Mimiko, and QuiEssence Rock
Family General Practitioner
Surgeons treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by operating on a patient.
They also, examine patients, perform diagnostic tests, and council patients on preventative healthcare. Surgeons usually work in sterile environments while performing surgery, but they can have their own separate offices where they do their own surgery.
Education & Certification
Surgeons begin with a four-year bachelor's degree in pre-medicine,followed by four years of medical school. After completing five years of postgraduate general surgical residency training, surgeons must pass an examination to become board-certified in general surgery by the American Board of Medical Specialists. Surgeons who want to specialize in pediatrics will then enter a two-year pediatric surgery residency, followed by a written examination. If they pass the exam the surgeon will then get a certificate in pediatric surgery from the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP); pediatric surgeons must re-certified every ten years.
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