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Preventive Medicine Physicians
District Of Columbia

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Apply knowledge of general preventive medicine and public health issues to promote health care to groups or individuals, and aid in the prevention or reduction of risk of disease, injury, disability, or death. May practice population-based medicine or diagnose and treat patients in the context of clinical health promotion and disease prevention.

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Currently Employed: 2,060

Projected Annual Job Openings: 60

Typical Hourly Wage: $26.91 - $80+

Typical Annual Salary: $56,000 - $166,400+

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Doctoral or professional degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Internship/residency

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typical job duties

  • Supervise or coordinate the work of physicians, nurses, statisticians, or other professional staff members.
  • Identify groups at risk for specific preventable diseases or injuries.
  • Design or use surveillance tools, such as screening, lab reports, and vital records, to identify health risks.
  • Teach or train medical staff regarding preventive medicine issues.
  • Coordinate or integrate the resources of health care institutions, social service agencies, public safety workers, or other organizations to improve the community health.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of prescribed risk reduction measures or other interventions.
  • Develop or implement interventions to address behavioral causes of diseases.
  • Prepare preventive health reports including problem descriptions, analyses, alternative solutions, and recommendations.
  • Design, implement, or evaluate health service delivery systems to improve the health of targeted populations.
  • Perform epidemiological investigations of acute and chronic diseases.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Medical exam or non surgical procedure gloves
  • Medical staff isolation or surgical masks
  • Medical syringe with needle
  • Specimen collection container
  • Vacuum blood collection tubes or containers

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Office suite software
  • Presentation software
  • Word processing software

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