Pre-Med

ACC’s Pre-Med Program helps you select the right courses and stay on track toward acceptance into a four-year health sciences program. It’s a jumping-off point for nearly any field of medicine that helps you establish a strong foundation for the next stage of your medical studies.

Job Titles & Career Information

Click each title to learn more about important career information such as employment rates, and average salary in our region.

  • Physician Assistants

    Provide healthcare services typically performed by a physician, under the supervision of a physician. Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment, and counsel patients. May, in some cases, prescribe medication. Must graduate from an accredited educational program for physician assistants.

    Hourly Wage: $48.34

    Currently Employed: 423

    Projections:

    423 people are employed as Physician Assistants. This number is expected to increase by 16.78% over the next four years.

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  • Neurodiagnostic Technologists

    Conduct electroneurodiagnostic (END) tests such as electroencephalograms, evoked potentials, polysomnograms, or electronystagmograms. May perform nerve conduction studies.

    Hourly Wage: $17.95

    Currently Employed: 350

    Projections:

    350 people are employed as Neurodiagnostic Technologists. This number is expected to increase by 16.57% over the next four years.

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  • Anesthesiologists

    Physicians who administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery or other medical procedures.

    Hourly Wage: $94.45

    Currently Employed: 143

    Projections:

    143 people are employed as Anesthesiologists. This number is expected to increase by 11.89% over the next four years.

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  • Family and General Practitioners

    Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general population. May refer patients to specialists when needed for further diagnosis or treatment.

    Hourly Wage: $65.38

    Currently Employed: 674

    Projections:

    674 people are employed as Family and General Practitioners. This number is expected to increase by 8.16% over the next four years.

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  • Internists, General

    Physicians who diagnose and provide non-surgical treatment of diseases and injuries of internal organ systems. Provide care mainly for adults who have a wide range of problems associated with the internal organs.

    Hourly Wage: $104.01

    Currently Employed: 342

    Projections:

    342 people are employed as Internists, General. This number is expected to increase by 6.73% over the next four years.

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  • Obstetricians and Gynecologists

    Physicians who provide medical care related to pregnancy or childbirth and those who diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases of women, particularly those affecting the reproductive system. May also provide general medical care to women.

    Hourly Wage: $80.37

    Currently Employed: 114

    Projections:

    114 people are employed as Obstetricians and Gynecologists. This number is expected to increase by 9.65% over the next four years.

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  • Pediatricians, General

    Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent children's diseases and injuries.

    Hourly Wage: $78.11

    Currently Employed: 286

    Projections:

    286 people are employed as Pediatricians, General. This number is expected to increase by 4.9% over the next four years.

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  • Surgeons

    Physicians who treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as using instruments, appliances, or by manual manipulation.

    Hourly Wage: $87.71

    Currently Employed: 218

    Projections:

    218 people are employed as Surgeons. This number is expected to increase by 11.47% over the next four years.

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  • Neurologists

    Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and disorders of the nervous system.

    Hourly Wage: $117.27

    Currently Employed: 2198

    Projections:

    2198 people are employed as Neurologists. This number is expected to increase by 8.78% over the next four years.

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  • Nuclear Medicine Physicians

    Diagnose and treat diseases using radioactive materials and techniques. May monitor radionuclide preparation, administration, and disposition.

    Hourly Wage: $117.27

    Currently Employed: 2198

    Projections:

    2198 people are employed as Nuclear Medicine Physicians. This number is expected to increase by 8.78% over the next four years.

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  • Ophthalmologists

    Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries of the eyes and related structures.

    Hourly Wage: $117.27

    Currently Employed: 2198

    Projections:

    2198 people are employed as Ophthalmologists. This number is expected to increase by 8.78% over the next four years.

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  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians

    Diagnose and treat disorders requiring physiotherapy to provide physical, mental, and occupational rehabilitation.

    Hourly Wage: $117.27

    Currently Employed: 2198

    Projections:

    2198 people are employed as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians. This number is expected to increase by 8.78% over the next four years.

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  • Preventive Medicine Physicians

    Apply knowledge of general preventive medicine and public health issues to promote health care to groups or individuals, and aid in the prevention or reduction of risk of disease, injury, disability, or death. May practice population-based medicine or diagnose and treat patients in the context of clinical health promotion and disease prevention.

    Hourly Wage: $117.27

    Currently Employed: 2198

    Projections:

    2198 people are employed as Preventive Medicine Physicians. This number is expected to increase by 8.78% over the next four years.

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  • Sports Medicine Physicians

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

    Hourly Wage: $117.27

    Currently Employed: 2198

    Projections:

    2198 people are employed as Sports Medicine Physicians. This number is expected to increase by 8.78% over the next four years.

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  • Urologists

    Diagnose, treat, and help prevent benign and malignant medical and surgical disorders of the genitourinary system and the renal glands.

    Hourly Wage: $117.27

    Currently Employed: 2198

    Projections:

    2198 people are employed as Urologists. This number is expected to increase by 8.78% over the next four years.

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  • Neuropsychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists

    Apply theories and principles of neuropsychology to diagnose and treat disorders of higher cerebral functioning.

    Hourly Wage: $44.3

    Currently Employed: 71

    Projections:

    71 people are employed as Neuropsychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists. This number is expected to increase by 7.04% over the next four years.

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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.