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Sports Medicine Physicians

Diagnose, treat, and help prevent injuries that occur during sporting events, athletic training, and physical activities.   (O'Net 29-1069.11)

 
Reported job titles:   Associate Team Physician, Athletic Team Physician, Co-Director of Sports Medicine and Team Physician, Director of Athletic Medicine, Head Team Physician, Director of Sports Medicine, Director of Sports Medicine, Partner, Orthopedic and Spine Specialists, Family Medicine/Sports Medicine Specialist/Team Physician, Head Orthopedic Team Physician, Medical Director, Medical Director/Head Team Physician, Medical Doctor/Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Nonsurgical Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Director of Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Orthopaedic Consultant, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist, Pediatric Sports Medicine Specialist, Physician, Physician, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Physician, Primary Care Sports Medicine, Sports Doctor, Sports Medicine Physician, Sports Medicine Specialist, Sports Physician, Team Physician, Team Primary Care Physician
 
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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 Sports Medicine Physicians
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  • Diagnose or treat disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
     
  • Order and interpret the results of laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging procedures.
     
  • Advise against injured athletes returning to games or competition if resuming activity could lead to further injury.
     
  • Record athletes' medical care information and maintain medical records.
     
  • Record athletes' medical histories and perform physical examinations.
     
  • Examine and evaluate athletes prior to participation in sports activities to determine level of physical fitness or predisposition to injuries.
     
  • Coordinate sports care activities with other experts including specialty physicians and surgeons, athletic trainers, physical therapists, or coaches.
     
  • Provide education and counseling on illness and injury prevention.
     
  • Participate in continuing education activities to improve and maintain knowledge and skills.
     
  • Advise athletes, trainers, or coaches to alter or cease sports practices that are potentially harmful.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Sports Medicine Physicians  updated July 2012
     


    Knowledge
    for Sports Medicine Physicians
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  • 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.
     
  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
     
  • Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Sports Medicine Physicians  updated July 2012
     


    Skills
    for Sports Medicine Physicians
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  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
     
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
     
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
     
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
     
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
     
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
     
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
     
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Sports Medicine Physicians  updated July 2012
     


    Abilities
    for Sports Medicine Physicians
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  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • 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 Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
     
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
     
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
     
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
     
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
     
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
     
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Sports Medicine Physicians  updated July 2012
     


    Work Activities
    for Sports Medicine 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.
     
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
     
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Analyzing Data or Information - Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
     
  • Documenting/Recording Information - Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
     
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings - Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
     
  • Training and Teaching Others - Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
     
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Sports Medicine Physicians  updated July 2012
     


    Interests
    for Sports Medicine 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: Sports Medicine Physicians  updated June 2009
     


    Work Styles
    for Sports Medicine Physicians
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  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
     
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
     
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
  • Analytical Thinking - Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
     
  • Leadership - Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Sports Medicine Physicians  updated July 2012
     


    State of Vermont License Information
    that may be required for Sports Medicine 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 Sports Medicine 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: Sports Medicine Physicians  updated July 2012
     


    Schools
    offering instructional programs related to Sports Medicine Physicians
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      Related Instructional Programs
     
    • Orthopedic Sports Medicine Residency Program. (NEW)
     
    • Sports Medicine Residency Program.
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


    Other Resources
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  • Health Care Careers
  • A resource of the University of Vermont, the Area Health Education Centers Program (AHEC) has four regional centers where you can learn about careers in healthcare and the college programs, finanical aide and other resoures needed to pursue that career.
     
  • Labor Exchange Information
  • A source for occupational characteristics, such as age, gender, race, and years of education and an alternative source for occupational wage rates. Limited to people looking for jobs and the jobs advertised through VDOL Vermont Job Link.
  • Look for statewide information over the latest 12 months for Physicians and Surgeons, All Other.
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