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Hospitalists - 29-1069.03

O*NET-SOC Description

Provide inpatient care predominantly in settings such as medical wards, acute care units, intensive care units, rehabilitation centers, or emergency rooms. Manage and coordinate patient care throughout treatment.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Academic Hospitalist
  • Associate Chief, Section of Hospital Medicine
  • Chief of Hospital Medicine
  • Chief of Internal Medicine
  • Hospital Medicine Director
  • Hospitalist
  • Hospitalist Medical Director
  • Hospitalist Program Director
  • Inpatient Services Director
  • Medical Director

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Admit patients for hospital stays.
  • Attend inpatient consultations in areas of specialty.
  • Communicate with patients' primary care physicians upon admission, when treatment plans change, or at discharge to maintain continuity and quality of care.
  • Conduct discharge planning and discharge patients.
  • Diagnose, treat, or provide continuous care to hospital inpatients.
  • Direct the operations of short stay or specialty units.
  • Direct, coordinate, or supervise the patient care activities of nursing or support staff.
  • Order or interpret the results of tests such as laboratory tests and radiographs (x-rays).
  • Participate in continuing education activities to maintain or enhance knowledge and skills.
  • Prescribe medications or treatment regimens to hospital inpatients.
  • Refer patients to medical specialists, social services or other professionals as appropriate.
  • Train or supervise medical students, residents, or other health professionals.
  • Write patient discharge summaries and send them to primary care physicians.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment.
  • Develop medical treatment plans.
  • Diagnose medical conditions.
  • Inform medical professionals regarding patient conditions and care.
  • Maintain medical or professional knowledge.
  • Manage healthcare operations.
  • Order medical diagnostic or clinical tests.
  • Prepare reports summarizing patient diagnostic or care activities.
  • Prescribe medications.
  • Process healthcare paperwork.
  • Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
  • Supervise patient care personnel.
  • Train medical providers.
  • Treat chronic diseases or disorders.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Critical Care Medicine (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Emergency Physician (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Medical Corps Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • General Practitioner