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Physicians and surgeons
Description: Physicians help people who are sick or have been hurt. They examine patients, perform tests, prescribe treatments, and teach people about health care. Surgeons perform operations on patients with lifethreatening illness and injuries. Physicians work in hospitals, clinics, and private practice. Many work 60 hours a week or more. They may be on call for emergency visits to the hospital. Most doctors must travel frequently from their offices to hospitals to care for patients.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Salary: $50,001 or more per year


There are 32 math topics Physicians and surgeons need to know.
Basic Math / Algebra
Ratio and Proportion
Customary Measurement
Metric Measurement
Measurement Conversion
Basic Probability
Basic Statistics
Statistical Graphing
Powers and Roots
First-Year Algebra
Using Formulas
Linear Equations
Linear Inequalities
Coordinate Graphing 2D
Algebraic Representation
Basic Terminology
Angle Measurement
Pythagorean Theorem
Right Triangle Trigonometry
Make/Use 3D Drawings
Second-Year Algebra / Trigonometry
Advanced Statistics
Other Topics
Basic Calculator Use
Scientific Calculator Use
Group Problem Solving
Mental Math
Inductive/Deductive Reasoning
Math Communications