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Medical practitioners

£26,520 Average salary at age 20
£59,280 Average Salary
34 Average hours per week

Description

Medical practitioners diagnose mental and physical injuries, disorders and diseases, prescribe and give treatment, recommend preventative action, and conduct medical education and research activities. They may specialise in particular areas of modern medicine or work in general practice and, where necessary, refer the patient to a specialist.

Main Tasks

  • Examines patient, arranges for any necessary x-rays or other tests and interprets results;
  • Diagnoses condition and prescribes and/or administers appropriate treatment/surgery;
  • Administers medical tests and inoculations against communicable diseases;
  • Supervises patient’s progress and advises on diet, exercise and other preventative action;
  • Refers patient to specialist where necessary and liaises with specialist;
  • Prepares and delivers lectures, undertakes research, and conducts and participates in clinical trials;
  • Supervises the implementation of care and treatment plans by other healthcare providers.

Qualifications

Entrants require a university degree from a medical school recognised by the General Medical Council followed by a year of pre-registration training as a house officer. Some medical schools operate graduate entry schemes. Once the pre-registration period as house officer is completed, doctors undertake up to two years postgraduate training in a chosen speciality.

What Medical practitioners studied in higher education

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What Medical practitioners studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(A3) Clinical medicine79
(A1) Pre-clinical medicine15
(B7) Nursing1
(B8) Medical technology1
(B9) Others in subjects allied to medicine1
(B1) Anatomy, physiology & pathology1

UK Prospects

321300 Workforce Size
8.68% Predicted growth 2021 - 2027
69144 Predicted Replacement 2021 - 2027

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