Sports Medicine Physicians

Industry Areas

  • Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises
  • Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals

Day-to-Day Tasks

  • Diagnose or treat disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
  • Order and interpret the results of laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging procedures.
  • Advise against injured athletes returning to games or competition if resuming activity could lead to further injury.

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Overall Kind of Work*

Physicians and surgeons diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses. Physicians examine patients; take medical histories; prescribe medications; and order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests. The...

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Work Environment*


Physicians and surgeons held about 691,400 jobs in 2012. Many physicians work in private offices or clinics, often with a small staff of nurses and administrative personnel. Some practice independe...

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Workweek Breakdown

The hours worked per week by people currently pursuing this career.

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Type of Work

The level of day-to-day involvement with data, people or things.

Data: 3
People: 3
Things: 2

Skills at a Glance

The levels of different skills helpful in this career.

Verbal skills: 3
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving: 3
Equipment Operation & Maintenance: 2
Math & Science Skills: 3
Technology Design & Control: 3
Leadership: 3

Workplace at a Glance

The level of different environmental factors you would experience on the job.

Responsibility: 3
Exposure to Job Hazards: 2
Physical Activity: 3
Decision Making: 3
Repetitiveness: 1
Level of Competition: 3
Time Pressure: 2

Business Breakdown

The different sectors people in this career currently work in.

Pie Chart Representing the section data
  • 39.53% (Private For-Profit)
  • 25.15% (Private Not For-Profit)
  • 7.75% (State and Local Govt)
  • 4.12% (Federal Government)
  • 23.45% (Self-Employed)

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