Profession

Doctor


Description

Doctors provide diagnoses, treatments, and counseling to individuals with illnesses, diseases, or injuries. Some of their many responsibilities include examining patients, collecting patient information, performing diagnostic tests, and discussing test results. Physicians fall into two main categories: medical doctors (M.D.) and doctors of osteopathic medicine (D.O.). Both types of doctors treat patients, but D.O.s might also use preventive medicine and holistic care methods. Within the medical field, doctors most often have a field of specialization.There is great reward in being able to help people feel better and perhaps even save their lives. The education required to become a medical doctor is long and may be expensive. Few doctors are able to limit their work hours to normal business days; most work irregular hours, including during the night and on weekends. The financial potential in the field of medicine is great; all doctors, but especially those working in private practice, are able to earn high incomes. The job is stressful and requires emotional stability. (study.com)

Job Prospect

High

Work Environment

Always work indoors. Work daily with patients who have diseases or infections. Wear protective clothing weekly such as masks, gloves, or apron. Work physically near patients. Many Doctors work on shift basis i.e. they can work at nights and weekends as well

General and Personal Skills Required

Average Salary

Cost of Training

Recommended Level of Education

Bachelor

Professional Skills / Tools Required

Associated Disciplines

Medicine & Suggery, Anatomy