Family Medicine Physicians

General Information

Description

Diagnose, treat, and provide preventive care to individuals and families across the lifespan. May refer patients to specialists when needed for further diagnosis or treatment.

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Job Outlook

Overall employment of physicians and surgeons is projected to grow 3 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations. Despite limited employment growth, about 22,700 openings for physicians and surgeons are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$207,380

Military salary*

$97,594

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State-by-state Salary

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$208,000+
$123,930
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Doctoral degree 59%
  • Post-doctoral training 28%
  • Master's degree 9%
  • Bachelor's degree 2%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Therapy and Counseling
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