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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians

Diagnose and treat disorders requiring physiotherapy to provide physical, mental, and occupational rehabilitation.   (O'Net 29-1069.08)

 
Reported job titles:   Assistant Clinical Professor/Medical Director Subacute Rehabilitation, Associate Professor, Physician, Attending Physiatrist, Residency Program Director, Attending Physician, Director of Pediatric Rehabilitation, Doctor of Medicine/Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation PM&R Specialist   (view all job titles)
 
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    Wages
    for Physicians and Surgeons, All Other which includes:
                          - Allergists and Immunologists
                          - Dermatologists
                          - Hospitalists
                          - Neurologists
                          - Nuclear Medicine Physicians
                          - Ophthalmologists
                          - Pathologists
                          - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians
                          - Preventive Medicine Physicians
                          - Radiologists
                          - Sports Medicine Physicians
                          - Urologists
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 27.72   $ 48.79   $100.00+   $100.00+   $100.00+   $ 98.64  
    Yearly $57,650   $101,480   $208,000+   $208,000+   $208,000+   $205,180  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 26.33   $ 30.89   $ 71.86   $100.00+   $100.00+   $ 82.79  
    Yearly $54,770   $64,250   $149,470   $208,000+   $208,000+   $172,210  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 96.50   $100.00+   $100.00+   $100.00+   $100.00+   $130.41  
    Yearly $200,720   $208,000+   $208,000+   $208,000+   $208,000+   $271,250  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 84.17   $ 99.14   $100.00+   $100.00+   $100.00+   $128.13  
    Yearly $175,070   $206,220   $208,000+   $208,000+   $208,000+   $266,500  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
    + This wage is equal to or greater than $100.00 per hour or $208,000 per year.
     


    Employment Trends
    for Physicians and Surgeons, All Other which includes:
                                  - Allergists and Immunologists
                                  - Dermatologists
                                  - Hospitalists
                                  - Neurologists
                                  - Nuclear Medicine Physicians
                                  - Ophthalmologists
                                  - Pathologists
                                  - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians
                                  - Preventive Medicine Physicians
                                  - Radiologists
                                  - Sports Medicine Physicians
                                  - Urologists
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 452 502 1.1% 17
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
    for Physicians and Surgeons, All Other which includes:
                                - Allergists and Immunologists
                                - Dermatologists
                                - Hospitalists
                                - Neurologists
                                - Nuclear Medicine Physicians
                                - Ophthalmologists
                                - Pathologists
                                - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians
                                - Preventive Medicine Physicians
                                - Radiologists
                                - Sports Medicine Physicians
                                - Urologists
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Ambulatory healthcare services 46.2%
    Hospitals; state, local, and private 29.7%
    Federal government, all industries 10.0%
    Self-employed workers, all industries 8.3%
    Educational services; state, local, and private 3.6%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
    for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians
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  • Document examination results, treatment plans, and patients' outcomes.
     
  • Examine patients to assess mobility, strength, communication, or cognition.
     
  • Assess characteristics of patients' pain such as intensity, location, and duration using standardized clinical measures.
     
  • Provide inpatient or outpatient medical management of neuromuscular disorders, musculoskeletal trauma, acute and chronic pain, deformity or amputation, cardiac or pulmonary disease, or other disabling conditions.
     
  • Monitor effectiveness of pain management interventions such as medication and spinal injections.
     
  • Develop comprehensive plans for immediate and long-term rehabilitation including therapeutic exercise; speech and occupational therapy; counseling; cognitive retraining; patient, family or caregiver education; or community reintegration.
     
  • Coordinate physical medicine and rehabilitation services with other medical activities.
     
  • Perform electrodiagnosis including electromyography, nerve conduction studies, or somatosensory evoked potentials of neuromuscular disorders or damage.
     
  • Prescribe physical therapy to relax the muscles and improve strength.
     
  • Consult or coordinate with other rehabilitative professionals including physical and occupational therapists, rehabilitation nurses, speech pathologists, neuropsychologists, behavioral psychologists, social workers, or medical technicians.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians  updated July 2012
     


    Knowledge
    for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians
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  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
     
  • Medicine and Dentistry - Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
     
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
     
  • Therapy and Counseling - Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
     
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
     
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
     
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
     
  • Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
     
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians  updated July 2012
     


    Skills
    for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians
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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
     
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
     
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
     
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
     
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
     
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
     
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
     
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
     
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians  updated July 2012
     


    Abilities
    for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians
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  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
     
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
     
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
     
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
     
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
     
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
     
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
     
  • Category Flexibility - The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
     
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians  updated July 2012
     


    Work Activities
    for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians
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  • Assisting and Caring for Others - Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
     
  • Documenting/Recording Information - Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
     
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
     
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
     
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People - Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
     
  • Processing Information - Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
     
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians  updated July 2012
     


    Interests
    for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians
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  • Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
     
  • Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
     
  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians  updated June 2009
     


    Work Styles
    for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians
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  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
     
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
     
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
     
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
     
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians  updated July 2012
     


    State of Vermont License Information
    that may be required for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians
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    License Name Licensing Agency
    Osteopath Vermont Secretary of State
    Office of Professional Regulation
    Board of Osteopathic Physicians
    Physician / Surgeon Board of Medical Practice
    Vermont Department of Health
     
    source: Vermont Department of Labor, Licensed & Certified Occupations in Vermont, 2015.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
    for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians
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  • Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed
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  • Education: Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
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  • Training: Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
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  • Experience: Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians  updated July 2012
     


    Schools
    offering instructional programs related to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians
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      Related Instructional Programs
     
    • Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Residency Program. (NEW)
     
    • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program.
     
    • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Psychiatry Residency Program.
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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  • Health Care Careers
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