Doctor

To make people feel better

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Some information about being a Doctor

A doctor treats patients who are suffering from diseases and injuries. A doctor is also called a physician and may be either an MD (medical doctor) or a DO (doctor of osteopathic medicine). MDs and DOs both use traditional treatment methods such as drugs and surgery, but DOs emphasize the body's musculoskeletal system, preventative medicine and holistic patient care. MDs and DOs both use traditional treatment methods such as drugs and surgery. The salary that doctors gets is about $187,200 per year.

The outlook of this job

Employment of physicians and surgeons is projected to grow 18 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Job growth will occur because of the continued expansion of healthcare-related industries.

Education and Training

Becoming a doctor begins with a bachelor's degree program. Two years of medical school are spent in classrooms and laboratories, where students take the necessary courses to prepare them for diagnosing and treating patients. During the second year of medical school, students must pass the first of a series of the United States Medical Licensing Examinations, referred to as 'The Boards,' which are administered by the National Board of Medical Examiners. You need to have good grades in your classes through out your years of school and college.