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Physician

Description:

Duties:

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Training:

Allopathic Physician (MD)

  • U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)

Osteopathic Physician (DO)

  • Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX)

Specialties

Physicians complete residencies for 3-7 years in one of the following specialties:

  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Anesthesiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Orthopedics
  • Gastroenterology

Salary:$195,810 (Annual Mean Wage in Pennsylvania)

Work Environment: Hospitals, Surgical Units, Family Practices, 

Job Outlook: Expected to increase 13% between 2016-2026

(Source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physicians-and-surgeons.htm)