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Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general population. May refer patients to specialists when needed for further diagnosis or treatment.
 Tools & Technology
 Tools used in this occupation:
 
  • Tourniquets
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  • Vacuum blood collection tubes or containers
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  • Specimen collection container
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  • Glucose monitors or meters
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  • Microscope slides
  •  Technology used in this occupation:
     
  • Medical software
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  • Internet browser software
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  • Information retrieval or search software
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  • Electronic mail software
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  • Calendar and scheduling software
  •  Tasks
     
  • Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury.
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  • Order, perform, and interpret tests and analyze records, reports, and examination information to diagnose patients' condition.
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  • Monitor patients' conditions and progress and reevaluate treatments as necessary.
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  • Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, or examination results.
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  • Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients.
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  • Advise patients and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.
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  • Refer patients to medical specialists or other practitioners when necessary.
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  • Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, students, assistants, specialists, therapists, and other medical staff.
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  • Coordinate work with nurses, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, pharmacists, psychologists, and other health care providers.
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  • Deliver babies.
  •  Skills
     
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
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  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
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  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
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  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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  • Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
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  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
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  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  •  Knowledge
     
  • Medicine and Dentistry - Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
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  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
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  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
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  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
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  • Therapy and Counseling - Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
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  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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  • Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal m
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  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
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  • Sociology and Anthropology - Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
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     Education & Training
      Education:   Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
      Related Experience:   Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
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     Wage Information
     
    Region Average Entry Level  Mid-Range 
    Annual  Hourly 
    Statewide $206,790.00 $99.41  $42.85  N/A - N/A 
    Bridgeport/Stamford $154,178.00 $74.13  $32.29  $34.37 - $101.00 
    Danbury $224,012.00 $107.70  $63.97  N/A - N/A 
    Hartford $229,496.00 $110.34  $54.98  N/A - N/A 
    Waterbury $213,401.00 $102.60  $58.42  N/A - N/A 
     Occupation Outlook ( 2016 - 2026 )
    Average Annual Job Openings:   47
      Employment in this occupation is expected to grow faster than average, but the number of annual openings will offer somewhat limited job opportunities.
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