Also called: Internal Medicine Physician, Internist, Medical Doctor (MD), Physician
What they do:Physicians who diagnose and provide non-surgical treatment of diseases and injuries of internal organ systems. Provide care mainly for adults who have a wide range of problems associated with the internal organs.
On the job, you would:
- Treat internal disorders, such as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, or problems of the lung, brain, kidney, or gastrointestinal tract.
- Prescribe or administer medication, therapy, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury.
- Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients.
- medicine and dentistry
- therapy and counseling
Arts and Humanities
- English language
- customer service
Math and Science
- using scientific rules and strategies to solve problems
- talking to others
- 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
- 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
- pay attention to something without being distracted
- do two or more things at the same time
- see hidden patterns
People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Attention to Detail
- Concern for Others
- Stress Tolerance
- Analytical Thinking
You might use software like this on the job:
Electronic mail software
- Email software
- Novell GroupWise
Internet browser software
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Web browser software