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Medical practitioners

Average National Salaries (2019)

Age 20

£26,520 pile of coins

Age 35

£53,560 pile of coins

Age 50

£62,920 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £57,200

What does this career do?

Medical practitioners diagnose mental and physical injuries, disorders and diseases, prescribe and give treatment, recommend preventative action, and conduct medical education and research activities. They may specialise in particular areas of modern medicine or work in general practice and, where necessary, refer the patient to a specialist.

Typical tasks

  • examines patient, arranges for any necessary x-rays or other tests and interprets results
  • diagnoses condition and prescribes and/or administers appropriate treatment/surgery
  • administers medical tests and inoculations against communicable diseases
  • supervises patient’s progress and advises on diet, exercise and other preventative action
  • refers patient to specialist where necessary and liaises with specialist
  • prepares and delivers lectures, undertakes research, and conducts and participates in clinical trials
  • supervises the implementation of care and treatment plans by other healthcare providers.

Current entry requirements

Entrants require a university degree from a medical school recognised by the General Medical Council followed by a year of pre-registration training as a house officer. Some medical schools operate graduate entry schemes. Once the pre-registration period as house officer is completed, doctors undertake up to two years postgraduate training in a chosen speciality.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2020)
Female
(2020)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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