General Practitioner

Rata Hauora

This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

General practitioners diagnose and treat the health problems of individuals and families in the community. They are also involved in screening at-risk groups for diseases such as cervical cancer and diabetes.


Trainee general practitioners usually earn

$70K-$175K per year

Experienced general practitioners usually earn

$113K-$212K per year

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists and Resident Doctors' Association.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a general practitioner are good due to a shortage of workers.
Samantha Murton examining a patient's ear.

General practitioners spend most of their day talking with, examining and treating patients

Last updated 16 January 2017