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Physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, also known as physiatrists, diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of the human body. They assess patients' mobility, strength, communication, and/or cognitive abilities, and recommend treatment plans for physical, mental, and occupational rehabilitation. Physiatrists are licensed medical doctors who have completed training in the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation. They hold either a doctor of medicine (M.D.) or osteopathic medicine (D.O.) degree. 

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Medical Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Helpful

Problem-Solving

Scientific

Career Ladder
Physician-Owner of a Medical Practice

Department Head

Physiatrist

Medical Resident

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