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Medical Practitioners

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.


Median Salary

New workers start around £23,094. Normal pay is £57,150 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £122,852.

Daily Tasks

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

Skills employers are asking for

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Listening
  • Science
  • Learning Strategies
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Mathematics