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29-1214.00 - Emergency Medicine Physicians

Make immediate medical decisions and act to prevent death or further disability. Provide immediate recognition, evaluation, care, stabilization, and disposition of patients. May direct emergency medical staff in an emergency department.

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Tasks

  • Analyze records, examination information, or test results to diagnose medical conditions. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assess patients' pain levels or sedation requirements. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Collect and record patient information, such as medical history or examination results, in electronic or handwritten medical records. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Communicate likely outcomes of medical diseases or traumatic conditions to patients or their representatives. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Conduct primary patient assessments that include information from prior medical care. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Consult with hospitalists and other professions, such as social workers, regarding patients' hospital admission, continued observation, transition of care, or discharge. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, assistants, specialists, residents, and other medical staff. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Discuss patients' treatment plans with physicians and other medical professionals. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Evaluate patients' vital signs or laboratory data to determine emergency intervention needs and priority of treatment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Identify factors that may affect patient management, such as age, gender, barriers to communication, and underlying disease. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor patients' conditions and reevaluate treatments as necessary. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform emergency resuscitations on patients. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform medical procedures, such as emergent cricothyrotomy, endotracheal intubation, and emergency thoracotomy. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Refer patients to specialists or other practitioners. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Select and prescribe medications to address patient needs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Select, request, perform, or interpret diagnostic procedures, such as laboratory tests, electrocardiograms, emergency ultrasounds, and radiographs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Stabilize patients in critical condition. See more occupations related to this task.

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Technology Skills

  • Medical software — MEDITECH software Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.

Hot technology Hot Technology — a technology requirement frequently included in employer job postings.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Confer with other professionals to plan patient care. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Treat medical emergencies. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Advise patients on effects of health conditions or treatments. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyze test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Conduct diagnostic tests to determine patient health. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Diagnose medical conditions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate patient functioning, capabilities, or health. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate patient outcomes to determine effectiveness of treatments. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate treatment options to guide medical decisions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operate on patients to treat conditions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Order medical diagnostic or clinical tests. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prescribe medications. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Record patient medical histories. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Supervise patient care personnel. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed
Education Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
Related Experience Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
Job Training Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
Job Zone Examples These occupations often involve coordinating, training, supervising, or managing the activities of others to accomplish goals. Very advanced communication and organizational skills are required. Examples include pharmacists, lawyers, astronomers, biologists, clergy, neurologists, and veterinarians.
SVP Range (8.0 and above)

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Credentials

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wage data for Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric.
Employment data for Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric.
Industry data for Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric.

Median wages (2020) $100.00+ hourly, $208,000+ annual
State wages
Local wages
 
Employment (2020) 412,100 employees
Projected growth (2020-2030) Slower than average (1% to 5%) Slower than average (1% to 5%)
Projected job openings (2020-2030) 13,400
State trends
 
Top industries (2020)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 wage data external site and 2020-2030 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2020-2030). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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