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General Medical: Career and Education Opportunities in Iowa

General Medical: General Medical Practitioners are the physicians that most patients see from day-to-day. With specialities ranging from neurology to pediatric care, they are at the core of our health care system.

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Iowa has a population of 3,007,856, which has grown by 2.79% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Hawkeye State," Iowa's capital and largest city is Des Moines. In 2008, there were a total of 2,025,350 jobs in Iowa. The average annual income was $37,509 in 2008, up from $35,755 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Iowa was 6.0% in 2009, which has grown by 1.6% since the previous year. Roughly 21.2% of Iowa residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Iowa include machinery manufacturing, agriculture, construction, and mining machinery manufacturing, and grain milling. Notable tourist attractions include the Science Center of Iowa, the Italian, and the Hubbell Historical Center.


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CAREERS WITHIN General Medical

Family Practice Physician

Family Practice Physicians diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general population. Family Practice Physicians need to read and understand what has been read. They also need to note the reactions and responses of others in both work and social situations.

Podiatrists diagnose and treat diseases and deformities of the human foot. Podiatrists need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues. They also need to read and understand what has been read.