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Hospitalists

Overview

Hospitalists, who also may be referred to as doctors or physicians, are the medical professionals who care for patients when they are hospitalized. They admit patients, perform medical procedures, design treatment plans, and communicate and coordinate care with patients and other hospital staff. They ensure that patients receive the care needed and coordinate resources for patients when they are discharged.

Salary Range

$100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Medical Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Curious

Helpful

Problem-Solving

Career Ladder
Medical Staff Director or Researcher/Academic

Hospitalist

Resident