Diagnose, manage, and treat disorders and diseases of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves, with a primarily nonsurgical focus.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $244,980.00
Average Time to Fill 26 days
Typical Education Advanced degree (includes Master's, Professional, and Doctoral degrees)
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 36
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 3.56 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Attention to Detail
Customer Service
Oral Communication
Written Communication
Following Directions
Work Ethic
Math Application
Learning Orientation
Technology and Tool Usage

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Give medications or immunizations
Administer non-intravenous medications
Employ preventative procedures with medical therapy patients or clients
Identify patient's current and past drug history
Treat medical condition of patient
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
Conduct noninvasive medical diagnostic assessments
Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Conduct invasive medical diagnostic assessments
Treat chronic diseases or disorders
Develop medical treatment plans
Administer blood or other fluids intravenously
Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries
Test biological specimens to gather information about patient conditions
Administer medical substances for imaging or other procedures
Administer anesthetics or sedatives
Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources
Administer medical injections
Test patient nervous system functioning
Perform medical surgery
Develop treatment plans
Conduct medical tests
Treat psychological disorders and issues
Conduct medical x-rays
Test patient heart functioning
Test patient lung functioning
Perform minor surgery
Administer intravenous medications
Administer cancer treatments
Develop patient therapy programs
Provide in home patient care
Provide care to women during pregnancy and childbirth
Incorporate nutritional practices and techniques into menus, diets, or individual meals
Treat patients using alternative medical procedures
Follow protocols or regulations for healthcare activities
Perform emergency medical procedures
Attend to patient's personal care
Adapt activities to meet patient needs
Apply traction to patients
Design psychological or educational treatment procedures or programs
Massage patient or client
Standardize drug dosages
Develop dietary care plans
Administer radioactive isotopes
Apply bandages, dressings, or splints
Administer enemas, irrigations, or douches to patients
Develop exercise or conditioning programs
Develop treatment plans that use non-medical therapies
Conduct behavior modification
Administer rehabilitation interventions
Provide occupational therapy to patients or clients
Implement life support procedures

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze medical or health data
Examine test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment
Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals
Calculate medicine dosages
Interpret medical laboratory test results
Analyze patient activity to determine progress
Calculate medical diagnostic test results
Calculate numerical data for medical activities
Examine patients
Conduct patient assessments
Conduct physical examinations
Analyze quantitative data to determine effectiveness of treatments or therapies
Interpret x-ray images
Perform medical research
Examine evidence and medical data to determine cause of death
Take vital signs
Perform biological testing
Interpret psychological test results
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Interpret ability or achievement test results
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Analyze laboratory specimens to detect abnormalities or other problems

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Emergency Medicine
Osteopathic Medicine
Practicing Medicine
General Practice
Electronic Medical Records

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