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Internists, General - 29-1063.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Physicians who diagnose and provide non-surgical treatment of diseases and injuries of internal organ systems. Provide care mainly for adults who have a wide range of problems associated with the internal organs.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Attending Physician
  • Clinic MD Associate (Clinic Medical Doctor Associate)
  • Gastroenterologist
  • General Internist
  • Internal Medicine Doctor
  • Internal Medicine Physician
  • Internist
  • Medical Doctor (MD)
  • Physician

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Advise patients and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.
  • Advise surgeon of a patient's risk status and recommend appropriate intervention to minimize risk.
  • Analyze records, reports, test results, or examination information to diagnose medical condition of patient.
  • Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, or examination results.
  • Conduct research to develop or test medications, treatments, or procedures to prevent or control disease or injury.
  • 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.
  • Immunize patients to protect them from preventable diseases.
  • Make diagnoses when different illnesses occur together or in situations where the diagnosis may be obscure.
  • Manage and treat common health problems, such as infections, influenza or pneumonia, as well as serious, chronic, and complex illnesses, in adolescents, adults, and the elderly.
  • 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.
  • Plan, implement, or administer health programs in hospitals, businesses, or communities for prevention and treatment of injuries or illnesses.
  • Prepare government or organizational reports on birth, death, and disease statistics, workforce evaluations, or the medical status of individuals.
  • Prescribe or administer medication, therapy, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury.
  • Provide and manage long-term, comprehensive medical care, including diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment of diseases, for adult patients in an office or hospital.
  • Provide consulting services to other doctors caring for patients with special or difficult problems.
  • Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioner when necessary.
  • Treat internal disorders, such as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, or problems of the lung, brain, kidney, or gastrointestinal tract.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer non-intravenous medications.
  • Advise communities or institutions regarding health or safety issues.
  • Advise medical personnel regarding healthcare issues.
  • Analyze test data or images to inform diagnosis or 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.
  • Diagnose medical conditions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries.
  • Treat chronic diseases or disorders.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Cardiologist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Gastroenterologist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Health Services Resident (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Intern (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Internal Medicine, General (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Internal Medicine, Subspecialty (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Internist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Internist (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Internist, Cardiology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Internist, Endocrinology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Internist, Gastroenterology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Internist, Geriatrics/Palliative Care Medicine (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Internist, Hematology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Internist, Infectious Diseases (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Internist, Nephrology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Internist, Oncology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Internist, Pulmonary Diseases (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Internist, Rheumatology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Internist, Sleep Medicine (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pulmonary Disease/Critical Care Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Urologist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Internist