CAREER

Sports Medicine Physicians

Overview

Hourly Median (2020)

$0

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+4.3% (slower than the average)

Career

What Sports Medicine Physicians Do

Diagnose, treat, and help prevent injuries that occur during sporting events, athletic training, and physical activities.

Other Job Titles Sports Medicine Physicians May Have

Athletic Team Physician, Director of Athletic Medicine, Head Team Physician, Family Medicine/Sports Medicine Specialist/Team Physician, Head Orthopedic Team Physician, Nonsurgical Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician, Physician, Sports Medicine Physician, Team Physician

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Diagnose or treat disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
  • Order and interpret the results of laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging procedures.
  • Advise against injured athletes returning to games or competition if resuming activity could lead to further injury.
  • Record athletes' medical care information and maintain medical records.
  • Record athletes' medical histories and perform physical examinations.

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