Specialist physicians - Emploi d'avenir
Back to job list

Specialist physicians

Use your analytical skills to help others and play a critical role in the lives of your patients. Solve health issues and specialize in the branch of medicine that you’re most passionate about.

Average salary130$ / hour


Medical specialists provide a range of medical services, including diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. They work with people of all ages to prevent and cure illnesses. To this end, medical specialists examine patients, have tests or analyses performed where needed, make a diagnosis, prescribe drugs or treatments, and provide specialization-specific advice to maintain, improve or restore health.


  • Artistic
  • Investigative
  • Social

Each profession is associated with a combination of three initial letters corresponding to one of the six RIASEC profiles. Profile combinations are determined based on skills, fields of interest and certain personality traits.

Main tasks

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.




To register for Médecine:

More information

More information on this job on IMT onlineThis link open an external website in a new window.

Avenir en santé

acute care specialist, allergist, allergologist, anatomical pathologist, anatomopathologist, Doctor of Forensic Pathology, ear specialist, emergency medicine physician, emergency medicine specialist, psychiatrist, psychopharmacologist, pulmonary disease specialist, pulmonary medicine specialist, radiation oncologist, radiologist.

This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent
  • Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Capitale-Nationale
  • Mauricie
  • Estrie
  • Île-de-Montréal
  • Outaouais
  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine
  • Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Lanaudière
  • Laurentides
  • Montérégie
  • Centre-du-Québec
  • Grande région de Montréal

This site presents a selection of the best job opportunities. At the national level and in all regions, the possibilities are numerous.
To know more, see IMT onlineThis link open an external website in a new window..