Skip navigation

Related Occupations for Task
29-1061.00 - Anesthesiologists

Related occupations for task:

Provide medical care and consultation in many settings, prescribing medication and treatment and referring patients for surgery.

29-1171.00 Nurse Practitioners   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  
  • Recommend diagnostic or therapeutic interventions with attention to safety, cost, invasiveness, simplicity, acceptability, adherence, and efficacy.
  • Prescribe medications based on efficacy, safety, and cost as legally authorized.
  • Prescribe medication dosages, routes, and frequencies, based on such patient characteristics as age and gender.
  • Treat or refer patients for primary care conditions, such as headaches, hypertension, urinary tract infections, upper respiratory infections, and dermatological conditions.
  • Consult with, or refer patients to, appropriate specialists when conditions exceed the scope of practice or expertise.
29-1199.04 Naturopathic Physicians Bright Outlook
  • Administer, dispense, or prescribe natural medicines, such as food or botanical extracts, herbs, dietary supplements, vitamins, nutraceuticals, and amino acids.
  • Consult with other health professionals to provide optimal patient care, referring patients to traditional health care professionals as necessary.
  • Prescribe synthetic drugs under the supervision of medical doctors or within the allowances of regulatory bodies.
  • Order diagnostic imaging procedures such as radiographs (x-rays), ultrasounds, mammograms, and bone densitometry tests, or refer patients to other health professionals for these procedures.
29-1069.04 Neurologists Bright Outlook
  • Prescribe or administer medications, such as anti-epileptic drugs, and monitor patients for behavioral and cognitive side effects.
  • Refer patients to other health care practitioners as necessary.
  • Order supportive care services, such as physical therapy, specialized nursing care, and social services.
  • Prescribe or administer treatments, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation, vagus nerve stimulation, and deep brain stimulation.
29-1041.00 Optometrists Bright Outlook
  • Prescribe medications to treat eye diseases if state laws permit.
  • Prescribe therapeutic procedures to correct or conserve vision.
  • Consult with and refer patients to ophthalmologist or other health care practitioner if additional medical treatment is determined necessary.
29-1069.06 Ophthalmologists Bright Outlook
  • Prescribe or administer topical or systemic medications to treat ophthalmic conditions and to manage pain.
  • Refer patients for more specialized treatments when conditions exceed the experience, expertise, or scope of practice of practitioner.
  • Prescribe ophthalmologic treatments or therapies such as chemotherapy, cryotherapy, or low vision therapy.

See more related occupations >>