Sports Medicine Physician

By: Dominic Trifilo

What They Do

  • Take a patient's medical history.
  • Update charts and patient information to show current findings and treatments.
  • Order tests for nurses or other healthcare staff to perform.
  • Review test results to identify any abnormal findings.
  • Recommend and design a plan of treatment.
  • Address concerns or answer questions that patients have about their health and well-being.
  • Help patients take care of their health by discussing topics such as proper nutrition and hygiene.

How to Become One

  • Must have doctoral degree.
  • Must take 4 years of undergraduate school.
  • Must take 4 years of medical school.
  • Must have 3 to 8 years of internship and residency.

How Much They Get Paid in Georgia

  • Entry Hourly Wage: $36.71
  • Average Hourly Wage: $99.60
  • Entry Annual Wage: $76,360
  • Average Annual Wage: $207,160
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