Illustration of a doctor in an exam room working on a computer

You might hire a doctor to:

  • Be the primary care provider for children
  • Treat patients undergoing cancer, brain injuries, or a pandemic

  • Evaluate X-rays or set or perform surgery on broken bones

  • Diagnose and treat skin conditions, heart conditions, or diabetes
  • Map out a preventative care plan for a patient population
  • Join or lead a private medical practice, or a medical team at a hospital or healthcare system

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Doctor of medicine degree or equivalent
Proven leadership excellence
Three to five years of experience in a residency program
Training in a medical specialty
Certification by a professional board, such as the American Board of Medical Specialties
Proven ability to collaborate effectively with medical professionals
State licensure and specialty certification, if relevant
Strong organizational skills
Clinical experience as a primary care provider
Fluency in Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Mandarin/Cantonese, Arabic, American Sign Language, or another language
Superior communication skills and personable demeanor
Empathy and strong interpersonal skills