Specialist physicians

Specialist physicians

NOC
3111

Provide medical diagnosis, treatment and consulting services in a variety of specific areas including clinical and laboratory medicine and surgery.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Good
Good

3 Year Job Openings

109
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$137,987
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

943
 

% Working Full Time

93%
 

% Working Full Year

57%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

This unit group includes specialist physicians in clinical medicine, in laboratory medicine and in surgery. Specialists in clinical medicine diagnose and treat diseases and physiological or psychiatric disorders and act as consultants to other physicians. Specialists in laboratory medicine study the nature, cause and development of diseases in humans. Specialists in surgery perform and supervise surgical procedures. Specialists in clinical medicine usually work in private practice or in a hospital while those in laboratory medicine and in surgery usually work in hospitals.

Main Duties

Specialist physicians perform some or all of the following duties:
Specialists in clinical medicine

  • Diagnose and treat diseases and physiological or psychiatric disorders
  • Order laboratory tests, X-rays and other diagnostic procedures
  • Prescribe medication and treatment and refer patients for surgery
  • Act as consultants to other physicians
  • May conduct medical research.

Specialists in laboratory medicine

  • Study the nature, cause and development of diseases in humans and the structural and functional changes caused by diseases
  • Conduct microscopic and chemical analyses of laboratory samples and specimens
  • Supervise laboratory activities
  • Act as consultants to other physicians.

Specialists in surgery

  • Assess patients' diseases or disorders to determine appropriate surgical procedures
  • Perform and supervise surgical procedures to correct physical abnormalities and deficiencies and repair injuries
  • Act as consultants to other physicians.

Also Known As

  • anatomical pathologist
  • anesthetist
  • cardiac surgeon
  • cardiologist
  • clinical immunologist-allergist
  • dermatologist
  • diagnostic radiologist
  • emergency physician
  • endocrinologist
  • gastroenterologist
  • general pathologist
  • general surgeon
  • geriatrician
  • hematologist
  • hematopathologist
  • medical biochemist - physician
  • medical microbiologist
  • nephrologist
  • neurologist
  • neuropathologist
  • neurosurgeon
  • obstetrician-gynecologist
  • oncologist
  • ophthalmologist
  • orthopedic surgeon
  • orthopedist
  • otorhinolaryngologist
  • pediatric surgeon
  • pediatrician
  • physiatrist
  • plastic surgeon
  • pneumologist
  • psychiatrist
  • radiation oncologist
  • respirologist
  • rheumatologist
  • thoracic surgeon
  • urologist
  • vascular surgeon
Requirements

Employment Requirements

Specialist physicians

  • A bachelor's degree or In Quebec, completion of a college program and one year of pre-medicine university studies is usually required.
  • Graduation from an approved medical school and specific specialty training are required.
  • Completion of the certifying examinations of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and Licensing by the provincial or territorial licensing authority are required.

Specialists in clinical medicine

  • Four to five years of specialty residency training are required.
  • Two years of subspecialty training may also be required.

Specialists in laboratory medicine

  • Four to five years of specialty residency training are required.

Specialists in surgery

  • Five to six years of specialty residency training are required.
  • Two years of subspecialty training may also be required.

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: Yes
  • Red Seal: No
  • Certified Interprovincial Mobility: Yes
Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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35.8%
Female
64.2%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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0.0%
15-24
6.9%
25-34
33.0%
35-44
31.8%
45-54
19.1%
55-64
9.3%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
0.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
0.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
0.0%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
100.0%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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98.8%
Health care and social assistance
1.2%
Public administration
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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14.00%
Northeast
31.60%
Southeast
25.70%
Southwest
17.50%
Central
11.10%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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$149,233
Northeast
$124,414
Southeast
$142,980
Southwest
$100,167
Central
$147,215
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$137,987

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$144,101

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$137,987

Newfoundland

$196,793

Prince Edward Island

$186,718

Nova Scotia

$101,840

Canada

$122,002
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

109
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

25
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

84
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

332
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

50
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

281