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Addiction Medicine Careers
What is addiction medicine and what careers are available in addiction medicine?

All About Physician Careers - How to Become a Physician
The process of becoming a physician is not easy, but this rewarding career is worth the years of preparation, studying, testing, and training. Learn all about physician careers and how to become a doctor. This guide will help you understand the process, your future career options as a physician, and chart your path to practicing as a physician.

Anesthesiologist - How To Become An Anesthesiologist
How to become an anesthesiologist physician.

Become a Medical Doctor
How to become a medical doctor, also known as a physician.

Cardiologist Physician Career Profile - Overview of Cardiologists' Careers
Are you interested in heart health? If you'd like to help patients by preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases of the heart and arteries, a career as a cardiologist may be for you!

Dermatologist Career Profile
Should you be a dermatologist? Dermatologists enjoy competitive compensation and quality of life as compared to many other physician specialties. Learn more about physician careers as a dermatologist.

Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) - Overview of Career Outlook for Osteopaths
What is a Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.)? What is the difference between an M.D. and a D.O. in terms of how they practice medicine and the career outlook?

ENT - How to Become an Otolaryngologist, or ENT Physician
An otolaryngologist is a physician specialist who focuses on the treatment of problems in the ears, nose, and throat of patients. Therefore, sometimes these doctors are called "ENTs". How does one become an otolaryngologist? Learn more about a career as an ENT doctor.

How to Become an Endocrinologist
Endocrinologists are physician specialists who treat the glands that secrete hormones into the blood and regulate body processes. Learn how to become an endocrinologist and what a career as an endocrinologist might be like.

Family Medicine Physician Career Overview
Family practice physicians treat a broad range of primary health issues in patients of all ages. Learn more about a career as a family practice physician.

Gastroenterologist Career Profile: How to Become a GI and What GI Physicians Do
If you are interested in a career as a physician and are considering gastroenterology as a specialty, this career profile may help you to explore this career further. This profile includes information on how much money gastroenterologists earn, what gastroenterologists do, and what type of conditions are treated by gastroenterologists.

Hospitalist Career Profile
What is it like to work as a hospitalist? Find out more in this career profile of a hospitalist physician.

Infectious Disease Physician - How to Become an I.D. Physician
What does an infectious disease physician do, and how do I become an infectious disease specialist?

Internist Career Profile - Internal Medicine Physician
Career profile of an internist, or internal medicine physician.

Interview with a Gastroenterologist - A Day in the Life of a GI Physician
What is it like to be a gastroenterologist? Find out first-hand in this interview with Dr. Michael Cohen, who has been practiced gastroenterology for many years. Here, Dr. Cohen discusses what to expect if you become a GI, and tells us about a day in the life of a gastroenterologist.

How to Become a Neurologist
What does a neurologist do? How do you become a neurologist? Learn more about the careers of physicians who specialize in the field of neurology.

Neurosurgeon - How to Become a Neurosurgeon
Neurosurgeon career overview - how to become a neurosurgeon.

What is a Nocturnist?
What is a nocturnist? Should you work as a nocturnist? If you would enjoy working the night shift, this physician job may be for you.

Non-Clinical Medical Jobs for Physicians
What are some career options for physicians seeking non-clinical medical jobs? If you are an MD or DO seeking a career other than patient care and medical practice, learn about some of your options here.

OB/Gyn -How to Become an OB/Gyn Physician (Obstetrician/Gynecologist)
An OB/Gyn is an obstetrician/gynecologist, a physician that treats pregnant women, delivers babies, and diagnoses and treats disorders or diseases of the female reproductive system.

Ophthalmologist - What is an Ophthalmologist?
What is an ophthalmologist, and what do ophthalmologists do?

How to Become an Orthopedic Surgeon
Are you interested in becoming an orthopedic surgeon? Learn how to become an orthopedic surgeon, and what your career may be like as an orthopedic surgeon.

What is Pain Management?
What is pain management? What careers are available in pain management? Pain management is a medical specialty related to anesthesiology. As its name suggests, pain management practitioners treat their patients for chronic debilitating pain, to help them live normal pain-free lives.

How to Become a Pathologist
Do you want to become a pathologist? Pathologists often are known as coroners or medical examiners. Learn more about the career of a pathologist, and how to become a pathologist.

Become a Pediatrician
If you are interested in a physician career and love to work with children, then a career as a pediatrician may be an ideal choice for you. Becoming a doctor is not a quick or easy process, but a career as a pediatrician offers many rewards that make it well worth the extra investment of time and money.

Types of Pediatric Specialist Physicians and Salaries
If you want to be a doctor who works with children, there are many options in addition to practicing as a general pediatrician. There are nearly 20 different types of pediatric specialists who treat a variety of highly specialized conditions in children. Learn more about pediatric specialists' career options and salaries for these physicians.

Pediatrician Career Profile
Learn more about a career as a Pediatric physician through this interview with a pediatrician, who also happens to be About.com's guide to Pediatrics!

Physician Career Profile
Overview of physician career, from how to become a doctor, to what to expect in a typical work week, and more.

Podiatrist Career Overview
What is a Podiatrist and how do you become a podiatrist? Learn more about this interesting health career.

Psychiatrist - How to Become a Psychiatrist
How to become a psychiatrist

Psychiatrist vs. Psychologist Careers - What is the Difference?
I'm interested in a career in mental healthcare. What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?

Surgeon Career Profile - Overview of Surgeons' Careers and Surgery Jobs
Learn how to become a surgeon, where to practice as a surgeon, and the typical work week for surgeons. Also learn about compensation and different types of surgeries.

Radiologist Career Profile
Are you interested in a career as a radiologist? Not sure? Learn more about how to become a radiologist, compensation, and job skills for radiologists.

Rheumatologist Physician Career - Become a Rheumatologist
Are you interested in becoming a rheumatologist? Do you know what a rheumatologist does? Learn more about these sub-specialized physicians, and their careers in rheumatology.

Types of Doctors
Physicians are categorized by a variety of factors including medical specialty, or patient population. Learn more about the different types of physicians you could become.

Types of Oncologists - Areas of Sub-specialty within the Field of Oncology
If you are interested in becoming a physician in the field of oncology, there are many different types of oncology you may choose to practice. Learn more about the different types of oncologists.

What is a Laborist and What Jobs are Available as a Laborist?
What is a Laborist? Learn more about this physician career.

Share Your Residency Stories and Experiences!
Are you a new medical resident or new physician? Share your "newbie" residency stories here.

Urgent Care Careers
What is urgent care and what careers are available in urgent care? Learn more about working in the field of urgent care.

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