• Family and General Practitioners
  • Health Science
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 244,110
    $138,000 range bar $549,248
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Fast Growing
  • Family and general practitioners are doctors who diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general population. They may refer patients to specialists for further diagnosis or treatment.

What do they typically do

  • Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients
  • Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury
  • Coordinate work with nurses, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, pharmacists, psychologists, and other health care providers
  • Monitor patients' conditions and progress and reevaluate treatments as needed
  • Refer patients to medical specialists or other practitioners when necessary
  • Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history and examination results
  • Advise patients and community members about diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention
  • Order, perform, and interpret tests and analyze records, reports, and examination information to diagnose patients' condition

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Job Growth +1.0%
Job Opening 83

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