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Doctors are licensed to diagnose and treat patients' diseases, physiological and psychiatric disorders, injuries and other health-related problems.

What Do Doctors do?

• take medical histories and examine patients
• order, perform and interpret medical tests to diagnose health-related problems
• determine appropriate treatments which may include lifestyle change, surgery, medication, or more complex treatment or rehabilitation programs
• counsel patients on preventative health care and lifestyle including diet and activity
• participate in health care teams and co-ordinate their work with other physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other health care providers
• may specialize in many different areas

Where do Doctors work?

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• Hospitals
• Health Clinics
• Doctor Offices
• Community settings
• Nursing Homes

Job Titles

• Cardiologist
• Dermatologist
• Family Physician
• Neurologist
• Obstetrician
• Oncologist
• Radiologist
• Surgeon

What characteristics do you need?

• ability to get along with people and instill confidence
• stamina required to work long hours
• emotional strength and maturity
• good communication skills
• enjoy finding solutions to problems

Estimated Average Hourly Wage from Service Canada - Saskatchewan - $87.02/hour

Post-Secondary Institute

• University of Saskatchewan
o Degree Program
o Require: Grade 12 with a minimum grade of 70% in Mathematics B30, Mathematics C30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30
o Length: 8 years

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