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Family Medicine Physicians

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.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • 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.
    • Monitor patients' conditions and progress and reevaluate treatments as necessary.
    • Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients.
    • Advise patients and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.
    • Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, students, assistants, specialists, therapists, and other medical staff.
    • Refer patients to medical specialists or other practitioners when necessary.
    • Coordinate work with nurses, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, pharmacists, psychologists, and other health care providers.
    • Plan, implement, or administer health programs or standards in hospitals, businesses, or communities for prevention or treatment of injury or illness.
    • Operate on patients to remove, repair, or improve functioning of diseased or injured body parts and systems.
    • Prepare government or organizational reports which include birth, death, and disease statistics, workforce evaluations, or medical status of individuals.
    • Train residents, medical students, and other health care professionals.

    Skills

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    N/A
    Workplace Documents
    N/A
    Graphic Literacy
    N/A

    Abilities

    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing that there is a problem.

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    Knowledge

    • Medicine and Dentistry

      Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Therapy and Counseling

      Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 177510/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 85.34/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed Not Available
    • Yearly Projected Openings Not Available

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Investigative: 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
    • Dependability
    • Achievement/Effort
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Concern for Others
    • Integrity

    Tools

    • Surgical scissors
    • Surgical clamps or clips or forceps
    • Resuscitation masks
    • Ophthalmoscopes or otoscopes or scope sets
    • Medical oxygen masks or parts

    Technology

    • Medical software
    • Information retrieval or search software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Calendar and scheduling software
    • Accounting software

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