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General Practitioner

Job Description

General Practitioners are specialists in consulting, examining and advising their patients, before diagnosing and treating their health problems through prescribing medicines, minor surgeries or referring them to specialists.


Entry-level General Practitioners usually earn an estimated $80,000 to $100,000 a year.

Job Opportunities

General Practitioners may specialise in roles such as: Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine, Obstetrics (childbirth), Geriatric Medicine, Paediatrics, Palliative care.

Study length

To become a Registered nurse, you need:

Have passed a nursing council of New Zealand examination for registered nurses
Be in accordance with The Vulnerable Children Act 2014

To become a Registered nurse, you need:

Aged Care Nurse
Critical Care and Emergency Nurse
Practice Nurse
Community Health Nurse
Plunket Nurse
Mental Health and Addiction Nurse
Preoperative Nurse