Palliative Care Physician

Job Responsibilities

Palliative care physicians focus on relieving the symptoms and stress of serious and chronic illness. They don't actually cure the illness but they make life for the patient and their family more enjoyable.

Work Environment

Care is given in hospitals, private offices, clinics, and sometimes even in the patients home.
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Qualifications

You must first earn a medical degree and then complete a residency in one specialty. You then work towards a certificate by completing a one-year palliative medicine fellowship. The schooling is typically 6 to 8 years.

Average Salary

$150,000-$185,000

Interesting Facts

Palliative Care Physicians help the patients psychologically, emotionally, as well as spiritually.