Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 29-1062 Family and General Practitioners
Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general population.
Education: Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
OJT: Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
Tasks: Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury. Order, perform, and interpret tests and analyze records, reports, and examination information to diagnose patients' condition. Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, and examination results. Monitor patients' conditions and progress and reevaluate treatments as necessary. Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients. Advise patients and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention. Refer patients to medical specialists or other practitioners when necessary. Coordinate work with nurses, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, pharmacists, psychologists, and other health care providers. Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, students, assistants, specialists, therapists, and other medical staff. Plan, implement, or administer health programs or standards in hospitals, businesses, or communities for prevention or treatment of injury or illness.
License: This applicant should submit a State Board of Medical Examiners approved application with the appropriate fee as determined by the Board. The applicant may be required to submit additional information that the Board deems necessary to evaluate the applicant’s qualifications. The completed application and a detailed job description (signed by the anesthesiologist) must be submitted to the Board. Applications must list the name and designated working hours of each anesthesiologist assistant at each practice site. A personal interview may also be required. Application Fee: $175.00 License Fee: $75.00 Annual License Renewal: $100.00 Criminal Background: $65.00 Annual ACSC Renewal Fee: $150.00
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $49.16   Entry $102,247.00
Mean $102.36   Mean $212,913.00
Experience $128.96 Experience $268,236.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
Related Occupations: Postsecondary Institutions With Programs:
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Naturopathic Physicians
Neuropsychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists
Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Preventive Medicine Physicians
Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of South Alabama
Occupational Videos
29-1062.00 Family and General Practitioners