Preventive Medicine Physicians


Apply knowledge of general preventive medicine and public health issues to promote health care to groups or individuals, and aid in the prevention or reduction of risk of disease, injury, disability, or death. May practice population-based medicine or diagnose and treat patients in the context of clinical health promotion and disease prevention.
Also called: Medical Director, Occupational Medicine Physician, Occupational Physician, Public Health Director

Knowledge:

    Health
  • medicine and dentistry
  • therapy and counseling
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • biology
  • psychology
    Safety and Government
  • law and government

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    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
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly know what you are looking at
    Memory
  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Concern for Others
  • Attention to Detail

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • SAS
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Database software
  • Microsoft Access
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    post-doctoral training
    doctoral degree
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