General practitioners and family physicians

General practitioners and family physicians

NOC
3112

Diagnose and treat diseases, disorders, injuries, and other health-related problems of patients. They are usually the primary contact for managing a person’s or family’s health.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Good
Good

3 Year Job Openings

108
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$112,625
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

955
 

% Working Full Time

93%
 

% Working Full Year

56%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

General practitioners and family physicians diagnose and treat the diseases, physiological disorders and injuries of patients. They provide primary contact and continuous care toward the management of patients' health. They usually work in private practice, including group or team practices, hospitals and clinics. Residents in training to be general practitioners and family physicians are included in this unit group.

Main Duties

General practitioners and family physicians perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Examine patients and take their histories, order laboratory tests, X-rays and other diagnostic procedures and consult with other medical practitioners to evaluate patients' physical and mental health
  • Prescribe and administer medications and treatments
  • Perform and assist in routine surgery
  • Provide emergency care
  • Provide acute care management
  • Vaccinate patients to prevent and treat diseases
  • Deliver babies and provide pre-natal and post-natal care
  • Advise patients and their families on health care including health promotion, disease, illness and accident prevention
  • Provide counselling and support to patients and their families on a wide range of health and lifestyle issues
  • Perform patient advocacy role
  • Co-ordinate or manage primary patient care
  • Provide continuous care to patients
  • Supervise home care services
  • Report births, deaths, and contagious and other diseases to governmental authorities.

Also Known As

  • family physician
  • general practice resident
  • general practitioner (GP)
  • medical doctor
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • 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 Two to three years of family medicine residency training are required.
  • Completion of the qualifying examinations of the Medical Council of Canada or the Collège des médecins du Québec and Licensing by the provincial or territorial licensing authority are 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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49.4%
Female
50.6%
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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1.7%
15-24
19.5%
25-34
22.3%
35-44
27.4%
45-54
19.5%
55-64
9.5%
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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96.1%
Health care and social assistance
1.7%
Educational services
1.1%
Professional, scientific and technical services
1.1%
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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18.30%
Northeast
29.40%
Southeast
16.10%
Southwest
22.80%
Central
13.30%
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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$139,981
Northeast
$122,721
Southeast
$121,318
Southwest
$98,266
Central
$98,037
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

$112,625

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$133,205

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

New Brunswick

$112,625

Newfoundland

$150,976

Prince Edward Island

$147,051

Nova Scotia

$80,973

Canada

$89,733
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

108
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

26
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

82
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

318
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

47
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

272