Preventive Medicine Physicians

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Occupational Medicine Physician, Physician, Public Health Officer, Public Health Physician

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Preventive Medicine
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:
  • Direct or manage prevention programs in specialty areas such as aerospace, occupational, infectious disease, and environmental medicine.
  • Document or review comprehensive patients' histories with an emphasis on occupation or environmental risks.
  • Identify groups at risk for specific preventable diseases or injuries.

Knowledge

Health

  • medicine and dentistry
  • therapy and counseling

Math and Science

  • biology
  • psychology

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Education and Training

  • teaching and course design

Skills

Basic Skills

  • reading work related information
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions

Problem Solving

  • 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
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

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
  • use rules to solve problems

Visual Understanding

  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly know what you are looking at

Math

  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.

They do well at jobs that need:

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software

  • SAS Hot Technology
  • The MathWorks MATLAB Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Data base user interface and query software

  • Database software
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology

Education

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

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Job Outlook

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