Specialist physician

Specialists intervene when a diagnosis or procedure is required in their field of expertise. Through their in-depth knowledge of a field, they can advise and provide specific answers to ensure the patient’s health There are many specialists in each health facility. Despite their specific knowledge of a given field, specialists work in a team to ensure the patient’s health.

Employment outlook

Excellent
Employment opportunities are excellent in Nova-Scotia

Prerequisits

Bachelor of Health Sciences

4 to 5 years of supervised practise related to the chosen speciality

Daily tasks

  • Greet the patient and make them comfortable
  • Examine and diagnose the physical problems of patients in their practised speciality
  • Counsel patients
  • Prescribe and administer the medications and examinations necessary for the patient’s health
  • Record all interventions in the patient’s medical chart
  • Advise other health professionals when working as a team

Required skills

  • Be able to react quickly and effectively in an emergency
  • Enjoy working with the public
  • Have an excellent analytical and synthesis spirit
  • Have excellent dexterity
  • Love physical work and handling of instruments
  • This work demands close attention to detail.

Salary

$117,79 / hour *

Annual salary at 40h per week: $245 003

Min hourly rate: $51,43 / h ($106 974)

Max hourly rate: $207,70 / h ($432 016)

* Median rate according to Statistics Canada

Work locations

  • Hospital center
  • Private clinic

Training institutions

Available scholarships in Nova Scotia

Type of diploma obtained

Master of Science

Years of study: 4

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