Family Medicine Physicians

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Family Physician, Family Practice Physician (FP Physician), Medical Doctor (MD), Physician

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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN); Aerospace Medicine Physician Specialist, Trainer; Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics; Family Physician, Obstetrics; Gynecologic Surgery and Obstetrics, Urognyecology/Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery; Ophthalmologist, Cornea/External Disease; Otorhinolaryngologist, Otology/Neurotology; Physician Assistant; Podiatric Surgeon; Residency Trained Flight Surgeon, Helicopter
Aerospace Medicine; Critical Care Medicine (CCM) Anesthesiologist; Family Medicine; General Surgeon; Medical Service Corps Officer; Nuclear Medicine Officer; Occupational Medicine Officer; Pediatric Sub-Specialist; Physician Assistant; Psychiatrist
Physician Assistant
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Anesthesiologist; Emergency Medical Specialist; Family Physician; General Practice Medical Officer; Neurologist; Obstetrician-Gynecologist; Otolaryngologist; Plastic Surgeon; Psychiatrist; Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Family Physician; Family Physician, Obstetrics; Family Physician, Pain Management; Family Physician, Sports Medicine; General Practice Physician
What they do:
Diagnose, treat, and provide preventive care to individuals and families across the lifespan. May refer patients to specialists when needed for further diagnosis or treatment.
On the job, you would:
  • Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury.
  • Order, perform, and interpret tests and analyze records, reports, and examination information to diagnose patients' condition.
  • Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, or examination results.



  • medicine and dentistry
  • therapy and counseling

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Math and Science

  • biology
  • psychology


  • customer service


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


  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems


  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time

Visual Understanding

  • see hidden patterns


People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity


You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software

  • eClinicalWorks EHR software Hot Technology
  • Epic Systems Hot Technology In Demand

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology

Electronic mail software

  • Email software


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

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