Nature of the job
Physicians and surgeons diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses
Many physicians work in clinics, often with a small group of nurses and other people.Some practice independently or with a small group of other doctors.
How do you become one
Physicians and surgeons have education and training requirements. Almost all physicians complete at least 4 years of undergraduate school, 4 years of medical school, and, 3 to 8 years in internship and residency programs.
General surgery 367,885
Internal medicine 224,110
Pediatrics/adolecent medicine 216,069
Family practice (without obstetrics) 207,117
Employment of physicians and surgeons is projected to grow 18 percent from 2012 to 2022,