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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physicians

Also called: Attending Physiatrist, Residency Program Director; Attending Physician; Medical Director; Physiatrist

What they do:
Diagnose and treat disorders requiring physiotherapy to provide physical, mental, and occupational rehabilitation.
On the job, you would:
  • Document examination results, treatment plans, and patients' outcomes.
  • Examine patients to assess mobility, strength, communication, or cognition.
  • Assess characteristics of patients' pain such as intensity, location, and duration using standardized clinical measures.

Knowledge

Health
  • medicine and dentistry
  • therapy and counseling
Math and Science
  • psychology
  • biology
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Concern for Others
  • Persistence
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation

Technology

Examples of the technology used in this career will be available soon.

Education

Education: (rated 5 of 5)
doctoral degree or
post-doctoral training
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$187,200+
per year, on average
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