Physician Career Informational
by Deba Elaiho
What is a physician and what do they do?
What are the education/experience requirements for being a physician?
Where or what kind of facility would a physician work at?
What is the job outlook for a physician?
Employment of physicians is projected to grow 14 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Job growth is projected due to increased demand for healthcare services by the growing and aging population. So most likely, if you plan on venturing into the physician career, you have a good chance of finding a job.
What are some advancement opportunities and requirements to advance for physicians?
Some physicians and surgeons advance by gaining expertise in specialties and subspecialties and by developing a reputation for excellence among their peers and patients. Many physicians and surgeons start their own practice or join a group practice. Others teach residents and other new doctors, and some advance to supervisory and managerial roles in hospitals, clinics, and other settings.
What is the approximate salary or wage for a physician?
Advantages/Disadvantages to the Physician Career!
- You actually don't get to enjoy the perks of a big salary until later on in your career.
- It's very time-consuming and some physicians are unable to maintain a social life.
- The path to fully becoming a successful physician is long.
- There's a lot of paperwork to fill out and also a lot of research.
- Some patients and co-workers aren't so nice, especially, if they are superior to you.