Physician

Also called: Doctor

Job Outlook in Vermont
High Demand  

What you might do
Physicians care for patients by examining them, diagnosing problems, and deciding on treatment.  They work with other staff to treat patients and help them stay healthy.  Physicians can specialize in a type of patient (such as children or the elderly), part of the body (such as the heart or eyes), or field of medicine (such as emergency medicine or surgery).

Where you might work
Doctor’s office. Hospital. Nursing home. Government agency. Nonprofit organization. Insurance company.

Related Links
My Next Move: Family Medicine Physicians
My Next Move: Emergency Medicine Physicians
My Next Move: Pediatricians
My Next Move: Sports Medicine Physicians
My Next Move: Dermatologists
O*Net Online: Family Medicine Physicians
O*Net Online: Internal Medicine Physicians
O*Net Online: Ophthalmologists
O*Net Online: Cardiologists
O*Net Online: Neurologists
Occupational Outlook Handbook: Physicians and Surgeons
American Medical Association
Vermont Medical Society 

Education Required
Physicians hold a doctoral degree (4 years after a 4-year bachelor’s degree) and spend 3-9 years in internship and residency.

Where to Study

Norwich University

Saint Michael's College

University of Vermont

Vermont State University - Castleton, Johnson

Quinnipiac University

University of Connecticut

Yale School of Medicine

Saint Joseph's College of Maine

University of New England

Boston University

Fitchburg State University

Harvard Medical School

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Northeastern University

Regis College

Tufts University

University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine

Franklin Pierce University

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Albany Medical College

 

Brown University

For more information, contact your regional AHEC:

Northern Vermont AHEC

www.nvtahec.org
802-748-2506

Southern Vermont AHEC

www.svtahec.org
802-885-2126