What does a Clinician do?

Clinicians are healthcare providers who deal directly with patients and whose responsibilities vary depending upon their job title. They can be medical assistants, doctors, counselors, or psychiatrists. They provide health care and treatment to patients with varying ailments or conditions and provide support to prevent disease. They are medical professionals in various settings, including registered nurses and mental health clinicians.

Clinicians document the patient's medical history and use and maintain medical equipment. They give diagnostic tests, observe vitals, and provide a prognosis from treatment progress. Their general responsibilities pertain to diagnosing illness and administering treatment to patients. If diagnosing a mental illness, clinicians work with the patient to create customized treatment plans based upon their needs. Clinicians need a minimum bachelor's degree in a pre-medical subject, and some have completed Registered Nurse certification. Other positions require an M.D. degree.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
37%
2 - 4
40%
5 - 7
1%
8+
22%

Common Skill Sets

Critical Thinking
Spanish Speaking
Excellent Customer Service
Degree IN Psychology
Excellent Communication
Problem Solving
Dexterity
Bilingual

Clinician Seniority Levels

Physical Therapy Aide
4% made the transition
Physical Therapist
36% made the transition
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Clinician Salaries

Average Base Pay

$55,163 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$37K
Median: $55K
$83K
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