Physicians

marlee greenspan

Tasks required & skills required

Tasks required:

  • Physicians examine patients
  • take medical histories
  • prescribe medications
  • order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests

Skills required:

  • Communication skills
  • Compassion
  • Patience
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Physical stamina
  • Leadership skills

Education required

  • 4 years of undergraduate school
  • 4 years of medical school
  • 3-8 years in internship and residency programs (depending on their specialty)

Median Wages and Job Openings

Median Wages:

  • $220,942

Job Openings:

  • 18% (faster than average)
  • It will grow from 2012 to 2022