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Preventive Medicine Physicians

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Preventive medicine physicians diagnose and treat people to prevent or reduce risks of disease, injury, disability, or death. The practice of preventive medicine is a medical specialty that is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Preventive medicine physicians may also evaluate how effective treatments are for various diseases. These physicians hold either a doctor of medicine (M.D.) or osteopathic medicine (D.O.) degree. There are approximately 355,460 physicians and surgeons, all others not listed separately by the Department of Labor, employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Medical Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Helpful

Problem-Solving

Scientific

Career Ladder
Medical Researcher or Medical School Professor

Physician-Owner of a Medical Practice

Preventive Medicine Physician

Medical Resident

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