Genetics Module Station

Sports Medicine Physicians

Tasks and Jobs of Sports Physicians

Sports Physicians treat, diagnose, and help prevent injuries that occur during sporting events. Also known as SEM, this occupation works with athletes in various sports.

Education and Training requirements

Any sports physician must have a degree in medicine, such as biology, chemistry or any related major in that area of science, and a medical license. Training and learning will take approximately 15 years in total.

Salary for Sports Physicians

For a median salary, you will earn $163,044. According to those numbers, the bottom 10% will earn $60,984 or less, while the top 10% earn $252,575 or more. All numbers depend on the economy, years of experience, and location.

Relevance to the occupation

Genetics in a human determine how he or she reacts to injuries and the weakness of prevention of disease received from the parents. The more weak they are to prevention, the more they will see a Sports Physician when playing a sport.