An emergency room physician assists patients who need urgent physical care. This may include someone who has been in some type of an accident or someone in cardiac arrest.
This career requires a lot of education! To be a physician, a person must first obtain a four-year bachelor’s degree in any field of study (while making sure to complete the appropriate pre-med courses). Then, one must attend medical school for another 4 years followed by an additional 3-7 years of training in order to specialize in a particular area of medicine. You must be ready to be in school for a long time to do this!
The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.
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Physicians work in hospitals, medical clinics, and doctor's offices. Many physicians work long hours and may have to be on call during some of their time away from work. This is actually one specialty that doesn't require being on call like many of the other specialties.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada
Medscape Physician Compensation Report