Family & General Practitioners


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.
Also called: Family Physician, Family Practice Physician, Medical Doctor (MD), Physician

Knowledge:

    Health
  • medicine and dentistry
  • therapy and counseling
    Math and Science
  • psychology
  • biology
    Business
  • customer service
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Concern for Others
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Analytical Thinking

Technology:

    Medical software
  • Allscripts Professional EHR
  • MEDITECH software
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Electronic mail software
  • Email software

Education:

    doctoral degree
    post-doctoral training
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