Team Physician

Tyler Lamport

Description of Profession

A physician is a medical professional that is associated with sports teams and provides serious medical attention to an athlete that is ill or injured. A physician can prescribe medicine and recommend more serious professionals, if needed.

Education and Certification

- Undergraduate typically in science field for Medical School
- Have an unrestricted medical license; MD (Medical Doctor), or DO (Doctor of Osteopathy)
- Must be board certified in family medicine, pediatrics or internal medicine

The Moolah $$$$$

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics Physicians with Sports Medicine focus typically earn around $180,000+

Daily Duties and Work Enviroment

  • Diagnose or treat disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
  • Order and interpret the results of laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging procedures.
  • Advise against injured athletes returning to games or competition if resuming activity could lead to further injury.

This is all done between a 50-60 hour work week, but not exceeding 80 hours. This includes game coverage and treatments in a clinic.

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