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Earnings

Sports physicians' earnings vary depending upon their responsibilities and the size and nature of the team. The private sports physician of a professional individual athlete, such as a figure skater or long-distance runner, will probably earn far less than the team physician for a professional football or basketball team, due to the high earnings and larger budget of the team. On the other hand, the team physician for the professional basketball team probably wouldn't have time for a private practice, although the sports physician for the figure skater or runner would, in all likelihood, also have a private practice or work for a sports health facility.

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