General physician

Responsible for examining, diagnosing, and administering medical treatment, physicians provide a range of services and knowledge for a wide audience. Physicians prescribe the treatment and consultations necessary to optimize the physical and mental health of their patients.

Employment outlook

Excellent
Employment opportunities are excellent in Nova-Scotia

Prerequisits

Minimum overall average: 80%

Academic Mathematics, English - Grade 12

3 other academic courses

Daily tasks

  • Greet the patient and make them comfortable
  • Examine and diagnose physical and mental problems
  • Counsel patients
  • Prescribe and administer the medications and examinations necessary for the patient’s health
  • Record all interventions in the patient’s medical chart

Required skills

  • Ability to assess, plan and implement a care program
  • Been an observer
  • Enjoy working with the public
  • Good listening skills and communicate easily
  • Have an excellent analytical and synthesis spirit
  • Love teamwork and interdisciplinary

Salary

$84,82 / hour *

Annual salary at 40h per week: $176 426

Min hourly rate: $35,45 / h ($73 736)

Max hourly rate: $149,56 / h ($311 085)

* Median rate according to Statistics Canada

Work locations

  • Companies and industries
  • Doctor's offices
  • Hospital center
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Private clinic
  • Private houses

Training institutions

Available scholarships in Nova Scotia

Type of diploma obtained

Bachelor of Health Science

Years of study: 4

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