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Informational Interview of an Emergency Physician . Anna December 23, 2008. What is your job like?. It is like being ready to do absolutely anything at a moments notice. Decisions that I make can be very simple or very complex. There are no set time schedules.

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What is your job like?

  • It is like being ready to do absolutely anything at a moments notice.

  • Decisions that I make can be very simple or very complex.

  • There are no set time schedules.


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How did this type of work interest you?

  • I enjoy helping people, and this job can offer the chance to help a great deal of people through very difficult times.


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How did you get you job and what jobs and experiences have led to your present position?

  • Jobs nationwide are placed through various agencies and in medical journals and papers.

  • Experiences leading to me being a doctor were being a fireman, and EMT, then a medical technician in the Air Force Reserve. Going to medical school seemed like a natural position.


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Can you suggest some ways a student could obtain this necessary experience?

  • Being a doctor requires a college education, then four years of medical school and residency. Residency can be as short as three years or as long as nine years, depending on the specialty you choose.


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What are the satisfactions and dissatisfactions connected with your occupation?

  • Satisfactions-Giving and doing well for others

  • Dissatisfactions-The time requirements and schedule issues


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What things did you do before you entered this occupation? with your occupation?

  • I was a coal miner, college student, and military member.

    What have been the most helpful?

  • All of them. Every experience you have at anything can help you out in the future if you keep your mind open.


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What are the various jobs in this field or organization? with your occupation?

  • In Medicine, as a doctor there are many things. As an Emergency Physician, you work mainly in emergency departments.


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Why did you decide to work for this company? with your occupation?

  • I was looking at the general area in Charlotte and this company seemed the best choice.


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What do you like most about this company? with your occupation?

  • They only focus on emergency departments.


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Do you find you job boring or exciting? with your occupation?

  • Very exciting because of the constant work.


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How does your company differ from its competitors? with your occupation?

  • In emergency medicine, you can work for a group, for a hospital, or for a large company. Our company would be considered a large group which is controlled locally.


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Why do customers choose this company? with your occupation?

  • They really choose the hospital, most do not know or care how the company works.



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What is the best way to enter this occupation? future with the company?

  • You have to study very hard and show that you are committed to learning.

  • In medicine, the learning never stops and you are required to take short courses throughout your career to stay current on various topics.


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What are the keys to your career advancement and how did you get where you are, and what are your long range goals?

  • I am actually as far advanced as I intend to get.

  • It took a lot of work and study to get here.

  • Long Range-I hope to do my best at each opportunity.


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What skills are important for a position in this field? get where you are, and what are your long range goals?

  • Chemistry and hand eye coordination.

  • You must be able to look at something and figure out a solution very rapidly, and be ready for the unknown.


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What particular skills or talents are most essential to be effective in your job?

  • Keeping a cool head and clear mind.


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How would you describe the working atmosphere and the people with whom you work?

  • Sometimes very tense, especially if there us a very sick child, or there are many people at once.

  • The important thing is to manage tasks and do the most important things first.


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What is the average length if time for an employee to stay in the job you hold?

  • It depends on their training.

  • Doctors not trained in emergency medicine last about ten years, but many can last up to thirty years.


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What are the salary ranges for various levels of this field and is there a salary ceiling?

  • From the mid 150’s to over 300,000 depending on the number of people you see and how ill they are.

  • There is a ceiling set for each procedure and encounter, and you are limited by the amount if time you are capable to work.