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Family and General Practitioners

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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.


  • Many physicians and surgeons work long, irregular hours.
  • Acceptance to medical school is highly competitive.
  • Formal education and training requirements—typically 4 years of undergraduate school, 4 years of medical school, and 3 to 8 years of internship and residency—are among the most demanding of any occupation, but earnings are among the highest.
  • Job opportunities should be very good, particularly in rural and low-income areas.


Personality I'm a problem solver
Salary $167,000/yr ($83.50/hr)
Job Outlook Bright
Education Doctor or Professional degree