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General Practitioner

A tough but rewarding career.

What's it like to be a General Practitioner?

Tasks and duties

  • Provide competent, patient-centered care that addresses the patients' health needs and promotes wellness
  • Administrating basic medical treatments, such as injections, immunization's, skin cancer removals, wound dressing, stitches and minor surgical procedures
  • Keeping detailed, up-to-date records of all patient treatments and interactions for their own medical practice and Medicare
  • Keeping up to date with the latest medical treatments and medications relevant to general practice/primary healthcare
  • Advising patients on diet, nutrition, exercise, health care plans/ additional assessments, travel plans and other lifestyle habits to prevent or recover from illness
  • Arranging admission of patients to hospital where necessary

What can I earn as a General Practitioner?

The most common salary  for a General Practitioner is greater than $200k
Source: SEEK job ads and SEEK Profile data

How do General Practitioners rate their role?

Latest reviews from 3 General Practitioners surveyed on SEEK

Latest reviews

5 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Doctor of Medicine
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
general practice
The good things
Emotionally and intelectually fulfilling and rewarding
The challenges
not knowing everything
5 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
GENERAL PRACTICE
The good things
Being a medical professional was my dream, as you are helping the humanity as well as earning money from same profession. If a General Practitioner is kind hearted passionate and career focused every ...
The challenges
Work life Balance was bit challenging in start but being well Organised and passionate about the career I overcomed it.
Source: SEEK Role Reviews

What are the job opportunities for General Practitioners?

Find out how the job market is trending

Job opportunities

General Practitioner jobs on SEEK
Source: SEEK

Projected job growth

National increase over next 5 years
12.2%
2018
2023
Source: LMIP. General Practitioners and Resident Medical Officers
Latest General Practitioner jobs on SEEK
Mercy Medical Centre
Melbourne > Western Suburbs
General Practitioner Full Time/ Part Time • BULK BILLING Medical Centre | Monday to Friday 9am-6pm Saturday 9am-1pm
Healthcare Professionals Group
Sydney > Southern Suburbs & Sutherland Shire
Highly desirable VR General Practitioner appointment with a non-exclusive contract in a lucrative Sydney location.
Healthcare Professionals Group
Wollongong, Illawarra & South Coast
Highly desirable VR General Practitioner appointment with a non-exclusive contract in a DWS location.
Ensure Health
Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter
Mixed billing practice currently turning patients away on a daily basis and are therefore looking for a passionate VR GP. Call Nicole 0402 034 942
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