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The term "medicine", as used today, refers to the clinical practice of diagnosing, treating and preventing illness and disease. There are two types of doctors that practice medicine: allopathic physicians (MDs - Medical Doctors) and osteopathic physicians (DOs - Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine). All physicians that practice medicine in the United States are required by law to be a licensed M.D. or D.O.

However, the scope of modern medicine is not restricted to just clinical practice. It also includes healthcare science (science of improving healthcare delivery), clinical research, and biogerontology (study of aging).

Additional information about careers in medicine can be obtained from:
  • The Association of American Medical Colleges
  • The American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
Careers in medicine include: The field of modern medicine has expanded to include physician assistants and nurse practitioners. The qualifications, training and skill required to become a nurse practitioner are similar to those of a physician assistant.

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Psychologists specialize in analyzing human behavior and brain function. They study all features of human experience, including child development, cognitive function, and human relationships. Psychology offers a wide array of career opportunities.

Salary: $30,000 - $78,654

Education: 4 - 8 Years (beyond high school)

Job Outlook: Excellent

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