Physician (Doctor)


Physicians diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries. Many work in offices, hospitals, schools, or for the government.


Physicians need:

· to be able to problem solve

· to have excellent communication skills

· to pay attention to detail

· to be dependable


Doctors need a bachelor’s degree, a degree from a medical school, and 3-7 years of experience in the specialty they choose. Specialties include family physician, pediatrician, surgeon, psychiatrist, cardiologist, dermatologist, and more.


Physicians use technology to help diagnose injuries including MRI scans, x-rays, CT scans, and ultrasounds. They also use technology to keep records of patients.

Salary/Job Outlook

The average physician salary is $208,000. New job opportunities are expected in the future due to healthcare needed by an aging population.