Preventive Medicine Physicians
Medical Director, Occupational Medicine Physician, Public Health Director, Public Health Officer
see titles from the Air Force, Army, or Navy.
Preventive Medicine Officer
Preventive Medicine Officer (Aerospace); Preventive Medicine Officer (Occupational)
What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
- Supervise or coordinate the work of physicians, nurses, statisticians, or other professional staff members.
- Identify groups at risk for specific preventable diseases or injuries.
- Design or use surveillance tools, such as screening, lab reports, and vital records, to identify health risks.
- medicine and dentistry
- therapy and counseling
Arts and Humanities
Math and Science
Safety and Government
- reading work related information
- thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
- thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
- measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it
Ideas and Logic
- make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
- notice when problems happen
- communicate by speaking
- listen and understand what people say
- pay attention to something without being distracted
- do two or more things at the same time
People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Analytical Thinking
- Concern for Others
You might use software like this on the job:
Analytical or scientific software
- SAS software
- The MathWorks MATLAB
Data base user interface and query software
- Database software
- Tidepool Scientific Software Comprehensive Environmental Toxicity Information System CETIS