Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physicians

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MD (Medical Doctor), Pain Management Physician, Physiatrist, Physician

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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, or duration, using standardized clinical measures.



  • medicine and dentistry
  • therapy and counseling

Math and Science

  • psychology
  • biology

Education and Training

  • teaching and course design

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


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


  • understanding people's reactions
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions



  • 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


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


You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software

  • Bizmatics PrognoCIS EMR
  • eClinicalWorks EHR software Hot Technology

Electronic mail software

  • Email software

Word processing software

  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology


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

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