Family and General Practitioners :

Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general population. May refer patients to specialists when needed for further diagnosis or treatment.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $184,650.00
Average Time to Fill 64 days
Typical Education Doctoral or professional degree
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,004
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 16.03 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Customer Service
Work Ethic
Oral Communication
Written Communication
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Intellectual Risk-taking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Deliver babies
Perform minor surgery
Treat psychological disorders and issues
Perform medical surgery
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Practice preventive procedures with medical therapy patients or clients
Provide care to women during pregnancy and childbirth
Identify patient's current and past drug history
Give medications or immunizations
Administer blood or other fluids intravenously
Conduct noninvasive medical diagnostic assessments
Treat medical condition of patient
Solve clinical problems
Administer anesthetics or sedatives
Conduct medical x-rays
Conduct medical tests
Conduct invasive medical diagnostic assessments
Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources
Apply traction to patients
Implement life support procedures
Perform emergency medical procedures
Administer enemas, irrigations, or douches to patients
Implement nutritional practices and techniques
Provide care for mentally ill or special needs individuals
Conduct individual, group, or family interventions

Analyzing Data or Information

Interpret x-ray images
Analyze medical or health data
Examine test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment
Calculate medical diagnostic test results
Calculate medicine dosages
Interpret medical laboratory test results
Analyze patient activity
Examine patients
Perform biological testing
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Conduct patient assessments
Take vital signs
Conduct physical examinations
Perform medical research

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Emergency Medicine
Osteopathic Medicine
Practicing Medicine
General Practice
Electronic Medical Records

Related Licensing Requirements

Boxing Trainer (18-0000000196)

SECTION 13. Licensing Requirements for Professional Boxing Trainers (a) This SECTION applies to professional boxing. (b) An individual who wishes to train any professional boxer in this state for more than thirty (30) calendar days in one (1) calendar year must first obtain a license as a boxing trainer from the commission. (c) An individual must file a completed boxing trainer application with the commission before the thirty-first calendar day in which the individual is working as a boxing trainer in this state. (d) The application for licensure as a boxing trainer must include the following: (1) An explanation of any occurrence in which a professional boxer, under the training of the applicant, has been disqualified from a professional boxing bout or amateur boxing bout for any circumstances. (2) A clear photocopy of a current government issued photographic identification card, including, but not limited to: (A) a driver's license; (B) a passport; (C) a mixed martial arts national identification card issued by a state or tribal nation; or (D) a boxer federal identification card issued by a state or tribal nation, pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 6305; which affirms that the applicant is at least eighteen (18) years of age. (3) One (1) digital photograph of the applicant which shows head and shoulders only, without a hat, and in a natural pose. (4) The required application fee under SECTION 7 of this document.

- Indiana Gaming Commission~Indiana State Athletic Commission (3172347164)

CSR- Physician (18-0000000062)

IC 35-48-7-5.8 Sec. 5.8. As used in this chapter, "practitioner" means a physician, dentist, veterinarian, podiatrist, nurse practitioner, scientific investigator, pharmacist, hospital, or other institution or individual licensed, registered, or otherwise permitted to distribute, dispense, conduct research with respect to, or administer a controlled substance in the course of professional practice or research in the United States. As added by P.L.65-2006, SEC.6.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Medical Licensing Board of Indiana (3172342060)

Registered Nurse (18-0000000040)

A candidate for the license to practice as a registered nurse must: Have completed either the curriculum and graduation requirements of a state-accredited program of registered nursing or a nursing education program in a foreign country that has been deemed by the board as substantially equivalent to a board-approved program. Be physically, mentally, and professionally capable to safely engage in the practice of nursing. Pass the board-administered examination. Not have been convicted of a crime or have been subject to disciplinary action that would have a direct bearing on the candidate's ability to practice competently. Pay all examination and registration fees.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana State Board of Nursing (3172342043)

Certified Nurse's Aide (18-0000000045)

The Indiana State Department of Health issues certificates for nurse aide (CNA), home health aide, and qualified medical assistant (QMA). To work in a nursing home as a CNA, an application for certification must be filed with the Indiana Nurse Aide Registry. This is done through the training program or a nursing home employer.

- Indiana State Department of Health~Division of Acute Care (3172337351)

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