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Family and General Practitioners - 29-1062.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general population. May refer patients to specialists when needed for further diagnosis or treatment.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Board Certified Family Physician
  • Family Medicine Physician
  • Family Physician
  • Family Practice Medical Doctor (FP MD)
  • Family Practice Physician
  • Family Practitioner
  • Medical Doctor (MD)
  • Medical Staff Physician
  • Physician
  • Primary Care Physician

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Advise patients and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.
  • Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, or examination results.
  • Conduct research to study anatomy and develop or test medications, treatments, or procedures to prevent or control disease or injury.
  • Coordinate work with nurses, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, pharmacists, psychologists, and other health care providers.
  • Deliver babies.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, students, assistants, specialists, therapists, and other medical staff.
  • Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients.
  • Monitor patients' conditions and progress and reevaluate treatments as necessary.
  • Operate on patients to remove, repair, or improve functioning of diseased or injured body parts and systems.
  • Order, perform, and interpret tests and analyze records, reports, and examination information to diagnose patients' condition.
  • Plan, implement, or administer health programs or standards in hospitals, businesses, or communities for prevention or treatment of injury or illness.
  • Prepare government or organizational reports which include birth, death, and disease statistics, workforce evaluations, or medical status of individuals.
  • Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury.
  • Refer patients to medical specialists or other practitioners when necessary.
  • Train residents, medical students, and other health care professionals.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise communities or institutions regarding health or safety issues.
  • Analyze test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment.
  • Care for women during pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals.
  • Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.
  • Design public or employee health programs.
  • Direct healthcare delivery programs.
  • Explain medical procedures or test results to patients or family members.
  • Immunize patients.
  • Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
  • Operate on patients to treat conditions.
  • Order medical diagnostic or clinical tests.
  • Prepare official health documents or records.
  • Prescribe medications.
  • Prescribe treatments or therapies.
  • Provide health and wellness advice to patients, program participants, or caregivers.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
  • Supervise patient care personnel.
  • Train medical providers.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Family Medicine (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Family Medicine, General (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Family Medicine, Subspecialty (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Family Physician (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Family Physician (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Family Physician, Obstetrics (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Family Physician, Pain Management (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Family Physician, Sports Medicine (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Family Practice Specialist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • General Medicine (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • General Practice Medical Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • General Practice Physician (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Family Practitioner
  • General Practitioner
  • Physician, Occupational
  • Police Surgeon
  • Public Health Physician