Job group: Medical practitioners

Medical practitioners diagnose mental and physical injuries, disorders and diseases, prescribe and give treatment, recommend preventative action, and conduct medical education and research activities. They may specialise in particular areas of modern medicine or work in general practice and, where necessary, refer the patient to a specialist.

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  • what you want to do in your career
  • what industry you want to work in
  • how much you need to earn
  • where you want to work
  • qualifications and training you’ll need to do your job

The information on this page will give you the facts you need to help you make those decisions.

Source: LMI for all. Read more about our information sources.

This information is based on past employment trends. It may not reflect up-to-date information about the job market, particularly the impact of Covid-19. This information can help you make a career decision but should not be your only reason for making a career choice.

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Future job growth

This information tells you whether jobs in a sector are likely to go up or down in the future.

+8.7%Job growth

Top industries in this job group

Find out which sectors or industries are the biggest employers of the job you are interested in. This can help you look for vacancies in the right places.

Industries Employment
Health 204,118
Public admin. & defence 16,200
Retail trade 13,328
Membership organisations 10,275
Real estate 6,023
Education 5,794
Services to buildings 3,939
Sale of motor vehicles 2,678
Auxiliary  services 2,418
Employment activities 2,038

Employment by region

See which areas of the country have the most opportunities for the job you want to do. It can help you weigh up whether you're likely to get a job near home or if you could improve your chances by moving or travelling to another area.

Region Employment
East Midlands (England) 17,595
East of England 22,407
London 57,646
North East (England) 13,640
North West (England) 31,038
South East (England) 31,498
South West (England) 27,152
West Midlands (England) 26,631
Yorkshire and the Humber 19,825

Qualification level

Explore the typical qualification level held by people in this job group. This can help you to see what sorts of skills and training you might need.

Level 7

The majority of people employed in this role will hold an MA/MSc masters degree, postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma.

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