Specialist Medical Practitioners

Specialist medical practitioners specialise in particular areas of modern medicine, diagnose mental and physical injuries, disorders and diseases within their specialism, prescribe and give treatment, recommend preventative action, and conduct medical education and research activities


New workers

New workers start around £27,465. Normal pay is £57,577 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £150,836.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 162,711 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

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

What they do most days?

  • Takes overall responsibility for, supervises and directs the implementation of care and treatment plans by other healthcare providers.

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

  • Performs specialist medical tasks such as surgery, anaesthetisation and diagnostic or interventional radiology.

  • Provides specialist advice to generalist medical practitioners or other specialists.

  • Supervises patient’s progress and advises on diet, exercise and other preventative action.

  • 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.

  • Auditing

  • Clinical Governance

  • Surgery

  • Mental Health

  • Psychiatry

  • Clinical Auditing

  • Quality Improvement

  • Audiology

  • Pediatrics

  • Nursing

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

  • Teaching

  • Research

  • Communication

  • Leadership

  • Teamwork

  • Writing

  • Decision Making

  • Planning

  • Mentorship

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.