Physicians and Surgeons
Duties and Responsibilities
Working Schedule and Working Locations
Many physicians work in private offices or clinics, helped by a small staff of nurses and personnel.
Salary/Wage Potential and Job Outlook/Growth
Wages of physicians and surgeons are among the highest of all occupations but it varies by their type of practice. Practicing primary care receives $202,392 total median annual compensation and practicing in medical specialties receives $356,885 annual compensation.
Education Needed and What Schools Offers This Major
This major is a demanding education and training requirement. They need to complete at least four years of undergraduate school, four years of medical school, and three to eight years in internship and residency programs. This also depends on the specialty.
The best schools that have a great program for this major are Columbia University, Yale University School of Medicine, Northwestern University, University of Michigan, and Johns Hopkins University.
Skills Required (Personality Traits and Transferable Skills)
- Communication skills
- Detail oriented
- Leadership skills
- Organizational skills
- Physical stamina
- Problem-solving skills
- Physician Assistants
- Registered Nurses