Competent authority Authority
Medical practitioner (m/f)
German: Arzt/Ärztin

Fields of work

Doctors mainly work in practices or at clinics. They also find employment opportunities at rehabilitation centres and in medical laboratories. They may work for old age or patient care services or in hospices. In addition, doctors are employed in medical research, by health authorities, by health insurance companies, by medical associations or in medical teaching.

Professional experience

Doctors examine patients, take findings and diagnose diseases. They stipulate treatment measures, carry out medical treatments and preventative examinations and advise patients on the possibilities for avoiding illnesses or damage to the body.

The occupational profiles are based on information from BERUFENET and BIBB.

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