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Occupational Report for Physicians and Surgeons (29-1060) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general population.

Employment Outlook for Physicians and Surgeons
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was much larger than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at a somewhat faster rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist for trained workers.

Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Physicians and Surgeons There are no openings for this occupation.
Job Openings from the Web for Physicians and Surgeons There are no openings for this occupation.
Wages for Physicians and Surgeons
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
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75th 90th
No statewide wage data is available for this occupation
Grant / Harney / Malheur $55.17 $68.02 $85.46 $91.06 $91.07 $89.90 $186,994
Data Sources and Limitations
Regional Employment Projections for Physicians and Surgeons
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 8,185 9,862 1,677 20.5% 168 205 373
Multnomah / Washington 4,129 5,046 917 22.2% 92 103 195
Lane 831 962 131 15.8% 13 21 34
Clackamas 820 979 159 19.4% 16 20 36
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 702 851 149 21.2% 15 18 33
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 466 507 41 8.8% 4 12 16
Jackson / Josephine 463 561 98 21.2% 10 12 22
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 340 429 89 26.2% 9 8 17
Douglas 138 158 20 14.5% 2 4 6
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 90 102 12 13.3% 1 2 3
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 88 100 12 13.6% 1 2 3
Baker / Union / Wallowa 83 94 11 13.3% 1 2 3
Klamath / Lake 74 81 7 9.5% 1 2 3
Morrow / Umatilla 61 68 7 11.5% 1 2 3
Coos / Curry 52 62 10 19.2% 1 1 2
Grant / Harney / Malheur 51 54 3 5.9% 0 1 1

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
Data Sources and Limitations
Industries of Employment for Physicians and Surgeons
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 8,185
Total All Industries Private 6,846
Health Care and Social Assistance Private 6,802
Ambulatory Health Care Services Private 5,698
Offices of Physicians Private 4,402
Offices of Other Health Practitioners Private 70
Outpatient Care Centers Private 1,050
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories Private 142
Hospitals Private 1,043
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Private 1,024
Total All Industries Federal 365
Federal Government, Excluding Post Office Federal 365
Total All Industries State 110
Total All Industries Local 848
Educational Services Local 740
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools Local 740
Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals Local 84
Educational Requirements for Physicians and Surgeons The typical entry level education for this occupation is a Doctoral or professional degree. In addition, an internship/residency is typically needed to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.
Skills for Physicians and Surgeons
  • Administer Anesthetics
  • Administer Injections
  • Administer Medications
  • Analyze Medical Data
  • Analyze Medical Laboratory Results
  • Analyze Patient Activity
  • Analyze Psychological Testing Data
  • Apply Active Listening Techniques
  • Apply Bacteriology Theory
  • Apply Basic Chemistry
  • Apply Biological Theory
  • Apply Chemistry Theory
  • Apply Clinical Problem Solving Techniques
  • Apply Cognition Theory
  • Apply Confidentiality Procedures
  • Apply Counseling Techniques
  • Apply Disabilities Theory
  • Apply Drug Information To Patient Treatment
  • Apply Electronic Principles
  • Apply Emergency Medical Procedures
  • Apply Grief Counseling Techniques
  • Apply Health And Sanitation Standards
  • Apply Human Anatomy And Physiology Knowledge
  • Apply Human Developmental Disease Theory
  • Apply Human Growth And Development Theory
  • Apply Institutional Care Procedures
  • Apply Life Support Procedures
  • Apply Mathematical Principles To Social Statistics
  • Apply Medical Diagnostic Techniques
  • Apply Medical X-Ray Procedures
  • Apply Microbiology Theory
  • Apply Neurology Theory
  • Apply Operating Room Procedures
  • Apply Orthopedic Technology
  • Apply Pathology Theory
  • Apply Patient Care Procedures
  • Apply Pharmacological Knowledge And Terminology
  • Apply Psychological Assessment Tools
  • Apply Psychological Treatment Techniques
  • Apply Psychology Theory
  • Apply Statistical Methods
  • Assist In Childbirth
  • Calculate Dosages
  • Collect Clinical Data
  • Conduct Complete Physical Examinations
  • Conduct Investigations And Research
  • Conduct Patient Evaluations
  • Diagnose And Treat Human Health Disorders
  • Document Medical Prognosis
  • Explain Uses And Effects Of Drugs
  • Fit Medical Supportive Devices
  • Follow Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Follow Medical Office Procedures
  • Interpret Psychological Test Results
  • Interpret X-Rays
  • Observe Patients, Report Patients' Condition And Responses To Treatment
  • Obtain Information From Clients, Customers, Patients Or Others
  • Operate Ultrasound Equipment
  • Order Medical Laboratory Tests
  • Perform Noninvasive Medical Diagnostic Techniques
  • Perform Surgery
  • Perform Ultrasound Tests
  • Prepare Patient Reports
  • Prepare Patients For Exams, Treatments, Or Tests
  • Provide Dietary Counseling
  • Provide Medical Treatments To Patients
  • Recognize Childhood Diseases
  • Recognize Physical And Emotional Abuse
  • Refer Clients And Patients To Community Services
  • Research Work-Related Topics Using Library Resources
  • Take Vital Signs
  • Teach Medical Self Care
  • Understand Needs Of The Elderly
  • Understand The Properties Of Drugs
  • Use Basic Mathematics
  • Use Calculus
  • Use Computers To Enter, Access And Retrieve Data
  • Use Examining Room Procedures
  • Use Medical Terminology
  • Work As A Team Member
  • Write Technical Documents Or Reports
Schools and Training Providers for Physicians and Surgeons The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR 97239-3098
Phone: (503) 494-7800
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Physicians and Surgeons No Career Pathway links were found for this occupation.
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Physicians and Surgeons matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Physician Assistants 47%
Podiatrists 42%
Nurse Practitioners 35%
Health Diagnosing And Treating Practitioners, All Other 33%
Dentists, General 31%
Registered Nurses 31%
Dentists, All Other Specialists 31%
Nurse Midwives 30%
Nurse Anesthetists 30%