Medical Practitioners

Medical practitioners diagnose mental and physical injuries, disorders and diseases, prescribe and give treatment, recommend preventative action, and conduct medical education and research activities. They may specialise in particular areas of modern medicine or work in general practice and, where necessary, refer the patient to a specialist.


New workers
£ 23,072
£ 56,980
£ 122,533

Available jobs

In the past year there were 260,493 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Supervises the implementation of care and treatment plans by other healthcare providers.

  • Prepares and delivers lectures, undertakes research, and conducts and participates in clinical trials.

  • Refers patient to specialist where necessary and liaises with specialist.

  • Supervises patient.

  • Administers medical tests and inoculations against communicable diseases.

  • Diagnoses condition and prescribes and/or administers appropriate treatment/surgery.

  • Examines patient, arranges for any necessary x-rays or other tests and interprets results.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Surgery

  • Auditing

  • Mental Health

  • Psychiatry

  • Nursing

  • Clinical Governance

  • Primary Care

  • Oncology

  • General Practitioner

  • Pediatrics

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Management

  • Communications

  • Teaching

  • Research

  • English Language

  • Leadership

  • Writing

  • Decision Making

  • Planning

  • Detail Oriented

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.